Ariana Grande Claps Back After Tekashi 6ix9ine Accuses Her & Justin Bieber Of Buying Duet Success

Ariana Grande Claps Back After Tekashi 6ix9ine Accuses Her & Justin Bieber Of Buying Duet Success


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Ariana Grande fired back hard after Tekashi 6ix9ine accused her and ‘Billboard’ of manipulating the charts to make Ari’s collab with Justin Bieber ‘Stuck with U’ number one over his ‘Gooba.’

Ariana Grande and  Tekashi 6ix9ine  are having a wild back and forth via Instagram after her charity single with Justin Bieber “Stuck with U” debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 ahead of his new post-prison smash “Gooba.” After Tekashi, 24, railed about how Ari’s single had an alleged final hour sales boost, he accused Billboard of manipulating the numbers in favor of the two singing superstars. Ari, 27, clapped back and even Justin, 26, ended up weighting in to the feud.

Ariana took to her Instagram account on May 18 for this long message where she responded to Tekashi’s accusations, but without saying his name. She wrote, “i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). they are ride or die motherf**kers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know.”

Ari continued, “sales count for more than streams. u can not discredit this as hard as u try. to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself. be grateful you’re even here. that people want to listen to u at all.”  After reading her take, Tekashi did an Instagram response video — which you can watch below —  where he wrote in the caption, “You say for me to be humble …. I don’t think you know what humble is……….YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL GOD BLESS YOU. But you will NEVER UNDERSTAND MY PAIN.”

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6ix9ine deserves #1 🙌🔥🔥‼

A post shared by Tekashi 69 (@tekashi__6ix9ine__) on May 15, 2020 at 1:46pm PDT

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@arianagrande All I’m saying is I worked super hard to make it out of Brooklyn NY. I speak for the millions of kids who aren’t as fortunate as you. The millions who weren’t fortunate to be on T.V.. LIFE is REAL when you’re on welfare LIFE is REAL when you grow up with out a father. You don’t know what that is like. You say for me to be humble …. I don’t think you know what humble is………. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND BEAUTIFUL GOD BLESS YOU. But you will NEVER UNDERSTAND MY PAIN 💯

A post shared by IM BACK AND THEY MAD (@6ix9ine) on May 18, 2020 at 1:37pm PDT

Tekashi 6ix9ine calls out ‘Billboard’ on Instagram, claiming that Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber bought the number one spot for their ‘Stuck with U’ single over his song ‘Gooba.’

Tekashi seemed to think losing out on number one to Ariana and Justin due to some last minute shenanigans could happen to him. He posted an Instagram video on May 16 where he said,” I’ll be real disappointed if Billboard gets paid for number ones, somehow manipulates the charts. I want the whole world to see this cause what I’m about to show you is what every (record) label in the world gets.”

He then showed off a projected list on his phone that he said was from May 15 and that Doja Cat‘s “Say So” was expected to be at number one with Tekashi’s “Gooba” at number two. “Stuck with U” was projected down at number five with sales and streams at the time.

Tekashi then went on to allege that “at the last hour, ‘Stuck with U’ by Ariana Grande submits 60,000 units out of nowhere,” and the song jumped to the number one spot. Justin later chimed in to claim that “60,000 units came because we don’t disclose our numbers until the end of the week. That’s called strategy.” Tekashi then ended the video by saying, “Literally, you’re manipulating the charts now. Billboard, the world is watching and saying ‘Why y’all cheating?’ If you’re doing this to every artist in the world, how can an artist who works hard get number one?”

Zach Sherwin – Grit & Grin Lyrics

I’m about to freeze my face in a smile
And spit for a while ventriloquist style
You’re about to see what hip-hop flowin’
Looks like when the mouth and the lips stop goin’
And it’s true that initially
It just seemed like a fun gimmick visually and superficially
But when I chose a title and I thought about it more
It became a metaphor that I wanted to explore…
Ready? (Two, three, four.)

Grit and grin, grin and grit
Gonna hold it just like this, not gonna quit
Nor change anythin’ in the chin region
As I grin and grit, grit and grin
And don’t you go thinkin’
I recorded the track earlier and dropped it on in
Check out the throat – this is genuine and legit
Grit and grin, grin and grit

[Verse 1]
I got the skill to talk the ill talk
With the grill stock still, I can still rock
It’s a stunt no one has dared to try
Since Kanye did it in “Through The Wire.”
And even though it looks fancy-free, in here it’s utter insanity
Although you can’t see it underneath
You can hear the diligent agility
And get the touch of the tongue on the teeth
That’s right
The grin is a screen that conceals what’s goin’ on outta sight
I try hard to get it to look easy
So as not to decrease the crowd’s delight
You don’t need to know how the sausage gets ground
Just dig it and enjoy as I kick it and get down
It’s a cinch
As far as the audience can tell
That’s entertainment in a nutshell

It goes grin and grit, grit and grin. Lotta action goin’ on within
On the outside though it’s just the show and that’s it
Grit and grin, grin and grit. Ready? Two, three, four

[Verse 2]
Check it out y’all and be amazed please
He’s making drum sounds with a say-cheese freeze
Droppin’ beats while beaming ear to ear
Now here’s another grit-and-grin meaning:
If grit is work, and grin joy
It means you gotta both grind AND enjoy
And to push it just a little further
Each one needs some measure of the other
Grit and grin means find some way to rejoice in the struggle
Flip it –
Grin and grit:
When you do stop to smell the roses
Do so with the same gusto you bring to the hustle;
In other words grin grittily, and when you grit, grit grinningly….
To VENT these thoughts while saying something REAL
And making party people go OH! That’s the QUEST
Vent, real, oh, quest

Grin and grit, grit and grin
The yang and the yin
Light on the side that’s shadowed
Shadow on the side that’s lit
Grit and grin, grin and grit
Dude’s killin’ it, keen as a guillotine
This right here is Joshua Silverstein…
And I’m Zach Sherwin for the win
Grit, and, grin