DJ Khaled is reportedly going to sue the Billboard charts for not counting 100,000 sales of his new album, Father of Asahd.
According to Page Six, the DJ and producer's lawyers have sent a letter to Silvio Pietroluongo, SVP of charts and data development at Billboard.
Khaled was furious when he found out that Father of Asahd came in second to Tyler, The Creator's IGOR, and he claims that Billboard discounted the sales connected to an energy drink bundle deal.
The bundle deal is a controversial music industry tactic that allows consumers to download an album and purchase merchandise, which is a strategy used to assist in increasing record sales.
When DJ Khaled's team approached Billboard regarding appealing the discounted sales, Billboard "refused to budge," according to a source close to Khaled.
The source claimed that the way DJ Khaled's album was handled was unfair due to the fact that Tyler, The Creator's bundle packages were accounted for his album sales. Last month, Billboard's charts showed that IGOR was no. 1, with 165,000 sold. DJ Khaled's album sold 137,000.
Many took to social media to criticize DJ Khaled, after learning the news of the lawsuit. Check out the tweets below.
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DJ Khaled just mad he got epic to spend all that money on a album that didn't recoup. DJ Khaled albums are like when people buy yeezy boost. They can't dress for shit so they buy the most expensive sneaker to look... https://t.co/M7dEm8x2V3
DJ Khaled looks super corny hating on Tyler's success. Take the L & make better albums my G.
Proud to announce I am joining DJ Khaled's lawsuit against Billboard. My album "I Put Lifts in My Boots to Complain to Jesus" was at least top 5 on the gospel charts.
I honestly don't get why DJ Khaled is so upset about the poor reception for an album he basically had nothing to do with
DJ Khaled's album has a few dope songs but I think this compilation style just doesn't resonate with a lot of people. It comes across as vapid, uninspired, cookie cutter. Love or hate Tyler's music, it makes you feel.
DJ Khaled be tryna release when no one else good be releasing, he thought IGOR was about to be easy money, and got shook lmao