A DJ Khaled’s representative came to public in order to deny the New York Post’s Page Six article, where they claim that the producer had an “outbreak” at his label’s headquarters for losing Billboard’s 200 first spot with “Father of Ashad” to Tyler The Creator. According to him, the article wasn’t very accurate and Khaled’s anger motivation was actually Billboard itself.
In an official note to The Blast, DJ Khaled’s spokesman explained that he had previoulsy spoken to Billboard before closing the deal with the energy drink brand – that’s because “Father Of Ashad” was sold together with the beverage, focusing on the top spot of the american chart. Still according to the spokesman, Khaled only closed the deal because Billboard said the number would count and be approved as per normal, however the company disqualified every download that was made together with the energy drink. Therefore, “Father of Ashad” would have lost 100,000 copies to the final count.
Tyler The Creator, who scored #1 that week with his brand new album “IGOR”, sold his record in combined sales with t-shirts, posters and stickers. He closed his first week with 165 thousand unities (sales and streamings) in the United States, while DJ Khaled was left with 136 thousand. If the disqualified 100 thousand copies of “Father of Ashad” were taken in consideration, the producer would have a total of 236 thousand.