Nicki Minaj performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. Picture: AP

Why, Onika Why? Was the general response on the Twitterverse after international rapper superstar Nicki Minaj had a Twitter meltdown on Sunday following the official announcement that "Queen" will bow in at number 2 on the Billboard 200 charts this week. 

Nicki meltdown comes after the rapper's new album "Queen" didn't reach its expected first-week sales targets. 

The "Barbie Dreams" rapper then blamed Travis Scott, Kylie Jenner, their seven-month-old daughter Stormi Webster and Spotify.

It all started when Nicki posted a picture of Kylie Jenner promoting Travis' tour merch on Instagram stating that she and Stormi can't wait to see him on tour. 

Nicki captioned a screenshot on Twitter by saying that Travis sold 50k of these T-Shirts which included an album bundled with it and saying that Travis' "knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week" even though Billboard stated that Travis again received the top spot on the charts. 

Basically, insinuating it was his bundled sales with tour tickets and merch that boosted his sales. Even though Nicki's is doing that same thing with her upcoming tour with Future. 

In the following series of tweets, she gave incorrect first-week sales numbers for her album, saying the only reason Travis' album is doing so well was due to Kylie promoting the tour. She also accused Spotify of "teaching her a lesson" because she played some of the tracks on her Apple Beats 1 Queen Radio show before it went live on the streaming service. 

Nicki's rant did not sit well with tweeps, with some fans comparing her "sloppy" job of promoting her new album to other successful artists. 

The rollout for her 4th album has been nothing short of messy and she even came for Lady Gaga last week in an attempt to excuse her collaboration with convicted statutory rapist Tekashi 6ix9ine in a now-deleted tweet. 


Nicki told fans that she would justify her meltdown during Queen Radio on Tuesday and that she has a freestyle ready to address everything.