During a fan session last night (August 22) in Chicago, Grande's manager Scooter Braun predicted that her record would land at No. 1, to which Grande responded: "We got three days left, you don't know what Travis could pull."
Ariana shading Travis. You better! pic.twitter.com/k31On6KhRJ— TSB (@ThatsSoBeyoncee) August 23, 2018
She seemed to say it jokingly, though taking shots at Scott isn't too outlandish, given Grande and Minaj's BFF-ship and recent collaborative streak.
UPDATE (8/23, 3:10 p.m. EDT): Seems like it was, indeed, all in good fun. See her response on Twitter below.
i adore travis & kylie and i love the astroworld album a joke issa joke watch the video, stop using me for clickbait so i can come online n celebrate my number one too pls ! hip hip hooray !— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 23, 2018
also everything literally almost everything i say i say for comedic effect and am never serious .... like i'm always "on".... if ever u think i'm being shady i'm jus goin for the laugh ..... if i'm being fr shady you'll know— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 23, 2018
i'm a v loving lil babe 👼🏼
anyway i jus had to say that bc i love everyone a lot n that ain't accurate or journalism 🛸 ok love u— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 23, 2018
As previously reported, Minaj accused Scott of skewing his album sales by offering tour bundles with copies of his album Astroworld prior to even announcing tour dates. She also called out Scott's girlfriend Kylie Jenner for using herself and the couple's child Stormi to promo the record and tour.
Then, on Tuesday (August 21), she took to her Queen Radio airwaves on Beats 1 and continued to lash out at Scott's supposedly shady tactics, saying, "Travis Scott is out here selling fucking clothes, and he got y'all thinking he's selling fucking music."
As it stands right now, Grande is on track to have the No. 1 album this week. Let's just hope it doesn't ruin her friendship with Minaj.
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