According to one of Kim’s tweets, her new mixtape, Black Friday, was a record-setter. The Queen Bee claims that she set a PayPal record earlier this week by selling 113,000 copies of her new release. The tape was set at a $10 price point.
“Thanks to you guys!! #lilkimblackfridaymixtape sold 113,000 copies in 28 hours which made me the #1 seller on paypal ever =),” she wrote on the microblogging site on Tuesday (February 15).
Nicki Minaj, who reportedly is the subject of multiple shots on the new tape—which bares a similar name to Minaj’s November debut, Pink Friday—tweeted an indirect but seemingly subliminal message soon after Kim’s remark. “Bwaahhhhahhahahahahahahahahhahahhhaaahhhhhaaahahahahahahahhhaha!!!!!!!!!! *lifeless* *leaves on stretcher* *cant go on*” she wrote.
Kim took offense typing, “#twitterbeef This is not beef. Real beef is when someone gets shot 5 minutes later. CHILD PLEASE!!! #toomanytwittergangstas #teamlilkim LEGO.”
In this current climate, the Queen Bee’s claims of such high sales in such a short period of time seem like a rare feat. The veracity of the claims have been questioned by some. PayPal, however, will not comment on specifics of sales.
“I’m sorry, we can’t really comment on account status or sales figures for any merchant, no matter how big or small,” the official @AskPayPal account wrote in response to @HEYNICKI_ASTHMA, a user whose handle clearly suggest Minaj allegiances.
Stay tuned as more details unfold. —Adam Fleischer