Earlier, Kris Wu‘s new album “ANTARES” was allegedly removed from the US iTunes charts after speculations arose that he was using bots to boost his sales.
Kris Wu’s album and songs have been removed from the US iTunes Charts after accusations of boosted sales have surfaced. pic.twitter.com/NsoFkvyAUI
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) November 6, 2018
Many pointed fingers at Ariana Grande and Scooter Braun for bringing down Kris’s album, as Ariana Grande’s Twitter account liked a Tweet claiming that her manager Scooter Braun put it in motion.
Soon after the fans began demanding Kris sue Ariana Grande and Scooter Braun, Scooter Braun took to Instagram to clear up the misunderstanding. He claimed that Kris’s albums were never taken off the charts and that the numbers skyrocketed in the US because Kris delayed his album to drop on his birthday in China.
Scooter Braun insisted that Kris and he talked it out to show mutual respect. He urged fans from both sides to not spread any division or racism but to get connected and remain positive.
“Over the past few days I have become aware of an artist named @kriswu. Last night we had an opportunity to connect and talk and show respect. We learned of each other since many rumors have come out about both us in connection to his newest release.
Kris is a great artist who on a global scale is a star. It was explained to he and I last night that because his release was held back in China for his birthday his fans went and got the music any way they could and that was US iTunes. Once the release in China took place the fans had their access. He has never been removed from the charts on iTunes. That is false. Those were real people from the US and international community and not bots like many have rumored.
I have never wished anything bad for Kris nor any other artist and those saying otherwise are wrong. Any fans of anyone I manage who are using this opportunity to spread any sort of division or racism are dead wrong and I won’t stand for it. The music community is international and no longer held by borders.
Kris happy birthday and you showed yourself to be a global star. Glad we got to connect and speak and keep your head held high. This is just the first of many achievements for you. And for those using my name for false rumors now you know exactly where I stand. Keep it positive.”
— Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun is a famous agent in the States, where he manages top names like Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and more. He’s also close friends with Korean artists, like PSY, G-Dragon and CL.