Meek Mill’s new album Expensive Pain debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 95,000 units in its first week. Disappointing when pitted against Championships which moved around 229,000 units.
While speaking with Complex, the Philly rapper addressed the disappointing numbers and questioned Billboard’s methods.
“Even before my album just came out. They say it sold 90,000, I don’t know if they said that’s good or bad, but if we walk outside right now, you gon’ hear that shi-t booming from Maine to Spain in the streets,” he said.
Meek says securing top spots aren’t part of his marketing plan and would prefer to be taken off the charts.
“Me, I’d rather take me off Billboard. You gotta think about, what is the purpose of me being on Billboard,” Meek continued. “If JAY-Z talking about he don’t believe Billboard and he been in the game for 30 years.
Why should I put myself in a position to be where they say, allegedly, something is being manipulated, and then I’m putting my brand on a list that’s being manipulated … Billboard is not a part of my marketing scheme.”
Watch the clip above and the full interview below.