Nicki Minaj ‘Queen’ album certified Gold after losing out on the race for the Billboard 200 Chart to Travis Scott, but the Queen rapper finally has one reason to smile.
The news was shared by data tracking page, Chart Data, and reacting to this awesome news, Nicki thanked fans who continue to stand by her side:
“#Queen is now #GOLD in the US thanks to my incredible, phenomenal fans! I love you guys SOOOOO MUCH! ,” she wrote on Instagram.
She further revealed that she will be appearing on Ellen DeGeneres show on September 4.
“I’ll be performing on the SEASON PREMIERE @theellenshow on SEPT. 4TH!!! You know it’s a celebration every time we link up! ,” she said, before sharing details of the next episode of her Queen Radio.
The news arises on the same day Travis Scott’s Astroworld has reached platinum status, which will no doubt add fuel to the fire. On one hand, it feels counter-productive to keep the Scott vs. Nicki battle alive.
Yet the sword was unsheathed by her own hand, and one has to wonder if any further comments will ensue.
To be fair, the success of songs like Travis’ “Butterfly Effect” may have contributed to the early platinum status, seeing as Minaj and Scott’s first week sales weren’t exactly far off.