DJ Khaled keeps getting cornier and cornier. Page Six is reporting that the fake positive. overweight guy that’s been on a diet for a decade now is reportedly planning to sue Billboard over the results of his new album, claiming that he was finessed out of the No. 1 spot due to unjust discounted bundle sales,
According to the outlet, Billboard allegedly said they would include downloads from Khaled’s energy drink bundle. Billboard allegedly then reneged on the agreement, disqualifying all of the sales from the promotion. The reason according to them was that there were “anomalies” in his numbers.
A Khaled source told the outlet, “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.” His team saw the situation as more unfair after the figures from Tyler, the Creator’s bundle deal counted in his sales total. On May 30, Billboard revealed Tyler’s album IGOR debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 165,000 albums sold, while Khaled’s album Father of Asahd landed at No. 2 with 137,000 sold.
Desiree Perez, chief operating officer at DJ Khaled's label, Roc Nation, blasted the idea of bundles, calling the practice “confusing and demeaning to art.” She continued, “We’re obviously not fans of bundling, nor should anyone who cares about artists making music. But our hands are being forced by Billboard’s desperate, last-ditch effort to keep streaming from eliminating what’s left of music downloads.”
In its report, the Times showed how IGOR, Tyler the Creators album, landed the No. 1 spot, which reportedly made Khaled furious.
Billboard examined both artists’ packages for discrepancies. While both were offered with merchandise, Khaled’s album was also offered with sales of energy drinks. That was the one component that the chart-monitoring company thought wasn’t accurate, largely due to obvious attempts at encouraging bulk purchases.
Deanna Brown, the president of the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, backed the choice. “In this particular instance,” she said, “we saw an organization encouraging purchases among their members by promising them material and organizational benefits.”
Khaled hold this “L” for being a clown.