Things got seriously awkward between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott at the VMAs

Ooh, awkward...

21 Aug 2018

It seems like there's some serious beef going on between Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott right now, and it definitely wasn't made any better by Travis's comments on stage during the VMAs 2018.

Travis's Astroworld made it to no. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts in its debut week, beating Nicki's highly anticipated Queen to the top spot.

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Nicki's been very vocal about her frustrations around the timing and performance of his album, taking to Twitter to thank her fans and suggest that Travis "knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week". She claims that not only has she spoken to him and he's admitted it, but that Kylie Jenner's fame is the reason it outperformed hers.

Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! I’ll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries ♥️

— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018

I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi. lol. Im actually laughing. #Queen broke the record of being number 1 in 86 countries. Thank Jesus & thank you to my fans.

— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018

My first album sold 400K. No one is doing that with debut albums now. So I’m so grateful. I lost out on 12 hours of sales and did 200K in one week after I was supposedly cancelled. I bit my tongue last #QueenRadio but I won’t On Tuesday. I love you guys so much

— MEGATRON (@NICKIMINAJ) August 19, 2018

Kylie posted about Travis's upcoming tour to her 113 million Instagram followers, writing, “Me and storm ready for tour", with a link to his site.

Seemingly responding to her comments, Travis took to the stage in New York to throw shade at Nicki - and he really rubbed salt in the wound.

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First off, according to TMZ, Travis and Kylie moved seats so they wouldn't be directly seated behind Nicki.

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Then, after paying tribute to Aretha Franklin on stage, he said,

"Astro World number one right now VMAs make some noise!"

It didn't take long for people to notice the subtle dig...

Nicki Minaj: "I talked to Travis Scott, he knows i have the #1 Album" #VMAs
La Flame:

— Yung Jules (@iHateYungJules) August 21, 2018

Actual footage of Nicki Minaj after hearing Cardi’s acceptance speech only to then turn around and have to endure Travis Scott saying “Astroworld Number 1!”... #VMAs⁠ ⁠

— Robbie (@DoubleMinorityy) August 21, 2018

Travis scott: “shout out to Astroworld the number one album”
Nicki: #vmas

— ken (@playgirlcarta) August 21, 2018
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Of course Cardi B gonna win 'Best New Artist'. Then DJ Khaled introducing Travis Scott, Travis yelling out #1 album in the world right now, oh the level shade. Nicki Minaj somewhere digging deeper in her feelings. #TravisScott #VMAs #VMA2018

— Slackaz Remix (@SlackazRemix) August 21, 2018

What do you think? Is Travis capitalising on Kylie's fame? Or did he hit the top spot fair and square?