ARMY praises Nicki Minaj for speaking out against the music industry’s purported ‘blackballing’ of BTS
- BTS fans, also known as ARMY, recently praised Nicki Minaj, 39, for indirectly claiming that the South Korean septet has been “blackballed” by the Western music industry.
- In various clips shared online by fans, the American rapper claims that certain “rules” have been set up by the Western music industry so that specific artists experience a harder time reaching the top spots on music charts.
- “The rules were to make it sure that, never again in the history, would an artist or, in my case, two artists, if you know what I’m talking about, who were being blackballed would be able to go No. 1,” Minaj says. “The purpose of these rules — and it’s not bashing, it’s just telling you guys the truth — the purpose of these rules were to make sure that you as an artist will always be in need of radio.”
- “And so, if we as a fan base, or let’s say BTS as a fan base, I know you guys... recently saw it happen with that. Every time we put out a song, we can do what we do with ‘Say So’ or ‘Trollz,’ then it takes the power out of someone’s hand, and they don’t like that. It’s all about power here," she adds.
- Many fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Minaj’s comments on the matter, with one writing, “Nicki Minaj spilling facts!! Billboard is trying to stop BTS and Nicki to reach the top of Hot 100 but they’ll still be dominating.”
BTS fans, also known as ARMY, have recently praised Nicki Minaj for indirectly claiming that the South Korean mega group has been “blackballed” by the Western music industry.
Minaj, 39, reportedly spoke up during her radio show, “Queen Radio.” In various clips shared online by fans, Minaj can be heard claiming that certain “rules” have been set up by the Western music industry so that specific artists experience a harder time reaching the top spots on music charts.
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