DJ Khaled is preparing to drop a “monster” lawsuit on Billboard after claiming Billboard robbed him of the No. 1 spot. His album, Father of Asahd, was knocked to the number two spot on its albums chart following a decision to discount an alleged 100,000 downloads sold as part of a bundle deal.
Billboard initially agreed to count the downloads, but later backtracked. A source told the tabloid that when Khaled tried to appeal the decision, Billboard refused to budge.
Khaled was visibly displeased when his album came in at No. 2 to Tyler, the Creator’s “IGOR,” after Bundle deals, which offer album downloads alongside merchandise, are a standard but controversial industry practice to boost sales.
“We dispute their decision on behalf of DJ Khaled and, frankly, every artist who is forced to navigate bundling an album download with an inexpensive item that still effectively represents their brand,” Desiree Perez, chief operating officer at Khaled’s management company Roc Nation, said in a press release. “It’s confusing and demeaning to the art.”