Lil Nas X claps back at his critics.
The rapper’s debut album Montero opened at #2 on the Billboard 200 last month with 126,000 equivalent album units, including 147 million streams, but took second place to Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. While the second week sales aren’t officially in yet, it looks like it will slide to number 3 behind Drake and YoungBoy’s Never Broke Again’s Sincerely, Kentrell.
Despite Nas’s solid numbers, who Billboard described as an “excellent performance for a debut album,” his critics couldn’t resist the chance to declare him a “flop,” claiming he had “sold his soul.” it wasn’t enough to get him the number 1 spot.
you all tweeted 10 different versions of this tweet. meanwhile, my album has already sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide and is already the 8th most streamed project of the year. cry & cope. ☹️ https://t.co/KNT2OMcPLH
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) October 1, 2021
“Lil nas X danced to the devil, came out and sold his soul just for his album so as not to conquer Drake’s or Youngboy. FLOP. Really conquers all!” wrote a Twitter account.
But Nas responded perfectly to the trolls. “You all tweeted 10 different versions of this tweet,” he replied, touting his stats. “Meanwhile, my album has sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide and is already the 8th most streamed project of the year. cry and cope.”
Him too an account retweeted that claimed Montero has sold an impressive 1,947,000 worldwide in just two weeks.
The album, which features appearances from Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat and Jack Harlow, has also spawned three top 10 singles, including “Montero (Call Me By Your Name),” “Industry Baby” and “That’s What I Want.”