6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj Snag No. 1 Debut on the Hot 100 With 'Trollz'

Mahlik Campbell

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Defying the odds, 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj have risen to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their single, "Trollz." 🤷‍♂️

In the latest June 27 chart, "Trollz" beat DaBaby and Roddy Ricch's "Rockstar," the previous two-week leader that fell to No. 2, as well as Lil Baby's socially-charged banger "The Bigger Picture," which debuted at No. 3.

To celebrate his first No. 1 song and the highest weekly sales number of 2020 with 116,000 units, 6ix9ine went berserk on Instagram. He shared a video of him popping champagne (inside the house, of course) and yelling at the camera, "You can't blackball me!"

Echoing the view that "Trollz" reached the throne with "no radio" and "no major playlisting" on streaming platforms, Nicki, who earned her second No. 1 track and first-ever as a lead artist, posted her own video thanking her dedicated fanbase, the Barbz.

She also claimed there are a few things that she wants to "get off her chest" regarding shady dealings that have "been going on in this industry for way too long," though she's not ready to speak on these issues just yet.

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In 2018, Nicki helped 6ix9ine earn his previous peak Hot 100 position of No. 3 with "FEFE," produced by Murda Beatz.

Riding high, 6ix9ine also took a few moments to throw shade at a few executives who likely helped prevent "Trollz" from being playlisted, including Carl Chery, Spotify's head of urban music and RapCaviar architect; Ebro Darden, Hot 97 host and Apple Music's head of hip-hop and R&B; and Larry Jackson, Apple Music's head of content.


There were also groups of fans of rival artists, like Cardi B, who apparently tried to prevent "Trollz" from taking the top spot.

While 6ix9ine turns up and settles back into a full-time music career, one of his lawyers, Dawn Florio, isn't as comfortable with his situation. She recently told the New York Post that she's "concerned" about his safety.

"Lots of people condemn Danny for cooperating with the government. Even a young gang member who wants to make a name for himself could try something," she said.

Florio added, "I won’t rest easy until he’s located in a different state with 24-hour security."