DJ Khaled is reportedly planning to sue over the Billboard Chart results, claiming that he was cheated out of the No. 1 spot because the organization unjustly discounted bundle sales.
Multiple outlets are reporting that Billboard allegedly agreed it would include downloads from Khaled’s energy drink bundle, which totalled over 100,000.
Billboard reportedly then retracted the agreement, disqualifying all of the sales from the promotion, contending that there were “anomalies” in his numbers.
A Khaled source told the outlet, “When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.” His team saw the situation as more unfair after the figures from Tyler, the Creator’s bundle deal counted in his sales total.
On May 30, Billboard revealed Tyler’s album IGOR debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 165,000 albums sold, while Khaled’s album Father of Asahd landed at No. 2 with 137,000 sold.
Roc Nation is also not pleased with Billboard for disqualifying Khaled’s bundle sales, according to a report by the New York Times.