After being accused of Florida voting levels of sabotage, Spotify is defending the company name as the smoke of Nicki Minaj’s epic Twitter rant still lingers.
A company rep for the powerful DSP relayed the message to Variety after the megastar says her alignment with Apple Music caused Spotify to “teach her a lesson,” prompting her album to fall short of the coveted Billboard 200 No. 1 spot.
“Spotify supported Nicki Minaj with a Times Square billboard, a host of the largest playlists, New Music Friday and the new music release shelf,” the rep said. “Her song ‘Bed’ actually saw an increase based on the promotions put behind the campaign. The company continues to be big fans of Nicki,” the statement read.
Nicki actually shared the Times Square billboard on her Instagram page last week.
#QUEEN @spotify… might have another surprise for y’all – what did you think about the #GanjaBurnVIDEO?
In tomorrow’s (August 21) episode of the Beats 1 Queen Radio show, Minaj has promised to address all of the past week’s events, and apparently will now honor Harriet Tubman (whose name she made trend on Twitter earlier today) in the process.
Y’all I had no idea Harriet Tubman was now trending. I said what I said. 😂😂😂😂😂 #QueenRadio will honor her tmrw. She said she could’ve rescued more slaves had they known they were slaves. I fought for streaming services to count toward billboard when alotta niggz stayed quiet
— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) August 20, 2018