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Ye Lands First Independent No. 1 With ‘Carnival’ And Celebrates With A Tirade Against Adidas, Drake, And More

Ye has his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as an independent artist.

Ye has his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as an independent artist with his Rich the Kid and Playboi Carti-assisted track, “Carnival.”

The song has been creeping to the top spot following Ye’s release of his Ty Dolla $ign collaboration album, Vultures, last month. Ye beat out Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control,” which came in second place; “Lovin on Me” by Jack Harlow in third, and Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em,” which dropped out of the No. 1 spot to place fifth on the Hot 100.

It’s the rap/fashion mogul’s first No. 1 record in 13 years since his feature on Katy Perry’s “E.T.,” and his fifth No. 1 in this decade, Variety reports. Ye is now the only rapper to chart No. 1 singles in three separate decades, with his first No. 1 in 2004 alongside Twista and Jamie Foxx for the single “Slow Jamz.”

To celebrate the feat, Ye took to Instagram to share a since-deleted rant that called out Adidas, Drake, Halle Berry, and anyone else he could think of.

“Rich Ty Carti and the supporters that stood by us through everything This number #1 is for you. It’s for the people who won’t be manipulated by the system,” he wrote.

“And f*ck adidas and everybody who works there or with them. Anyone who goes to school with anyone who’s parents work at adidas. Just know they tried to destroy me and here we are with the number 1 song in the world.”

He continued: “Like the fake dude I saw in the lobby at the Ritz that works at Goat You pu**ys don’t stand for sh*t. And fu*k everybody at the Dailey Mail [sic].

“And Fu*k everybody at the fashion houses that sided with Gabby and Hailey Bieber Fu*k each and every single one of yall And fu*k every so called Christian and so called friend or so called family member that watched me have my kids taken out of my control.”

He concluded his tirade with another “f*ck” you to his longtime nemesis Drake, whom he is still upset with for “taking Durk right at the beginning of the Vultures role out.” Ye also warned of his return in the event he thinks of any more people to flip off.

The expletive-ridden message arrived amid the rapper’s continued success on the charts despite his drastic fall from grace following his antisemitic comments that led to him being dropped by Adidas, Balenciaga, Gap, and many others. Ye even faced issues with getting Vultures distributed after the initial distributor attempted to pull the album from streaming platforms following its Feb. 9 release.

Despite all the odds against Ye, Vultures has remained in the top 10 of the albums and songs list in the United States since its debut. The album sits at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 with nearly 53,000 equivalent album units earned.