A$AP Ferg finally speaks on that whole drama that popped off with Nicki Minaj’s fans following “Move Ya Hips”‘ less than stellar performance on the Billboard Hot 100.
Love them, hate them, or just simply be annoyed by them, Nicki Minaj definitely has one of the most passionate (for lack of a better word) fanbases in all of music. Her supporters will stop at nothing in effort ensure her success on the charts, buying multiple copies of anything she’s featured on, as well as defending their “queen” at every corner, no matter how disheartening the topic may be as if they’re featured on the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
Other than support, one of other thing Nicki can always count on her fans of is a good old conspiracy theory whenever things to go as they like. From “Hate trains” to “black lists,” there’s always an excuse. After A$AP Ferg’s song with Minaj “Move Ya Hips”, was previewed by DJ Clue, the Barbs went crazy on social media, begging for the release of the track. When it was released, they did their usual trying to snag a #1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 but, when it didn’t come near that point debuting at a respectable #19, Nicki’s fanbase accused Ferg of failing to submit the sales figures from his website. “#ASAPFergIsOverParty” began trending as angry Barbs flooded his inbox with hate mail.
In a new interview with Complex, Ferg is speaking about the experience of being targeted by Nicki fans, addressing the drama. “Man, I love all the passion, because that just shows me how far her supporters are willing to go for her,” he said, carefully navigating his response. “I would want my supporters to do the same thing. But it got to the point where it was just like, okay, all right. We have to be real with ourselves. Why wouldn’t I want this song to go number one? And there’s no such thing as giving in your sales to Billboard. They collect that themselves.”
Ferg went on to say that he doesn’t blame the Barbs for reacting as such, crediting it to “passion.”
“I don’t know who gave them that information. I’m a huge fan and pleased to work with someone like Nicki, so that’s an opportunity that I wouldn’t even want to mess up for myself,” clarified the Harlem rapper. “You know, that’s the best way to describe them: super passionate. And I don’t fault them for that. They’re just super passionate, and I love it.”
Well, there you have it Barbz. You guys can leave A$AP alone and focus on the next section of your…agenda?