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ARIANA GRANDE's Manager Defends KRIS WU Over US iTunes Chart Controversy!

Karen Jane Ng

Posted at November 08, 2018


Former EXO member Kris Wu was accused of fraud by some fans after tracks from his latest album Antares dominated the US iTunes charts early this week and held back Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" from the top spot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The songstress' manager Scooter Braun has come to the defense of the Chinese idol. "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," he wrote on Instagram. "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."

Kris' record was later reported to be removed from the chart and fans suspected that Ariana and Scooter were behind it. But the prolific manager explained, "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."

Read his full statement in his IG post below:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 eachother 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.

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