Black Barbie was questioned about her recent tirade against Scott, who she believes gamed the system to maintain Astroworld’s No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200. DeGeneres mentioned Nicki was upset about Queen landing at No. 2 on the chart but received some pushback.
“But why do people always say upset or angry?” Nicki retorted. “When someone says how they feel they’re not always upset or angry.”
DeGeneres then asked how it made Nicki feel and got a blunt answer.
“I felt like I wanted to punch him in his fucking face!” the Young Money MC said. “It’s not anger, it’s just what’s right and what’s wrong, what’s fair. I’ve had a No. 2 album, and I never cared. It’s just that when you have a No. 2 album to someone who is selling shirts and merch and selling passes for a tour that’s not even announced yet. It feels like you’re being tricked.”
She continued, “It feels like someone is playing a game and beating you at a game as opposed to just selling music. I want to sell music … He sold a lot of t-shirts and sweaters and tour passes, and so we not gonna have that. So, I wanna say he didn’t have the No. 1 album. Queen was the No. 1 album. And by the way, I lost out on 12 hours of sales in my first week because it was a secret album.”