6ix9ine Exposes Ariana Grande and Billboard: 'You're Manipulating the Charts'

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NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Rapper 6ix9ine performs at Power 105.1's Powerhouse 2018 at Prudential Center on October 28, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Power 105.1)

6ix9ine is continuing to show his talents as a teller. 😅

Not many people would embrace the embarrassing reputation of being a snitch. Then again, 6ix9ine, who opened his mind to authorities in federal court to convict several members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in return for a reduced prison sentence, is unlike most people.

Now, with over 20 million Instagram followers, the 24-year-old is looking to use his huge platform to expose yet again. This time, he's taking aim at several music industry titans.

In a Friday rant posted to Instagram, Tekashi proclaimed why he believes Billboard, Ariana Grande, and her label, Republic Records, are "manipulating the charts" by working together behind the scenes.

Referencing an insider industry forecast that's apparently shared with all of the most prominent record labels, from Interscope to Universal Music Group (UMG), 6ix9ine questioned Grande's overnight jump from the fifth position to the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Yelling, Tekashi claimed that Grande and Republic Records submitted "60,000 units out of nowhere" between Thursday and Friday for her latest single assisted by Justin Bieber, "Stuck with U." This traction propelled her ahead of 6ix9ine and his comeback single, "GOOBA," which was sitting in second place in the most recent forecast.

According to 6ix9ine, he's not the only one who's suspicious. Sony Music and UMG have allegedly requested audits to gather additional details on how Billboard is tracking performance metrics.

A tweet from Billboard shared on Thursday promoting a signed copy of "Stuck with U" was also highlighted by Tekashi. Hmm.

Earlier this week, 6ix9ine suggested that Billboard may allow others to "manipulate" their chart, potentially cheating him out of a No. 1 record. "The world is watching," he wrote in a since-deleted IG post, adding, "WITH NO RADIO WE ARE DOMINATING THE STREAMS."

Indeed, "GOOBA" has been racking up insane numbers online. The colorful video for the song even broke Eminem's YouTube record for most views on a hip-hop music video in a day with over 43 million plays.

Uploaded on Friday, May 8, the same day Grande and Bieber released their video for "Stuck with U," 6ix9ine's "GOOBA" has since attracted over four times as many views on YouTube.

Part of the reason 6ix9ine is so outspoken is likely due to the fact that he's never earned a No. 1 record. Across 15 Hot 100 hits, his peak chart position was No. 3 with "FEFE" featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz.