Nicki Minaj wanted to ''punch'' Travis Scott in his ''f***ing face'' after his album charted higher than hers.

The 35-year-old rapper insists she wasn't ''upset or angry'' when her fourth studio album 'Queen' came in at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, below his record 'Astroworld', but admitted she questioned what is ''right and what's wrong and fair'', and says she felt like she was ''tricked'' by the 26-year-old rapper.

She said: ''Why do people always say upset or angry? When someone says how they feel they're not always upset or angry ... I felt like I wanted to punch him in his f**king face.

''The thing is, it's not anger, it's what's right and what's wrong and what's fair. I've had a number two album and I never cared.

''It's just that when you have a number two album to someone who is selling shirts and merch and selling passes for a tour that isn't announced yet, it feels like you're being tricked.

''It feels like someone is playing a game and like beating you at a game opposed to just selling music. I want to sell music.

''He sold a lot of T-shirts and sweaters and tour passes, and we're not going to have that.''

Nicki insisted she is not ''ungrateful'' about seeing her record reach second in the charts, but she doesn't want to feel like she is being ''bullied'' and ''taken advantage of''.

Speaking on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' - in a chat which will air on Tuesday (04.09.18) - she added: ''I want to make sure I say this, because sometimes people think you're ungrateful and I'm the most grateful person in the world. I love being grateful and remembering that things can be worse. I started from nothing. I'm one of those people, who I get it.

''But I don't like being bullied and I don't like being taken advantage of and sometimes people use scare tactics against you because especially as a black woman, people will call you 'angry' or 'bitter.'

''So now it's almost like we're not allowed to defend ourselves or stand up for ourselves, and I'm not going to have that.''

Nicki hit at out Travis last month, claiming part of his record sales success was down to his girlfriend Kylie Jenner selling ''tour passes'' on his behalf.

She said: ''What we're not gonna do is have that auto-tune man selling f***ing sweaters telling you he sold half a million albums, because he f***ing didn't. You stupid f**k. You got your f***ing homeboy talking for you and you got your girlfriend selling tour passes. Stop it. Knock it the f**k off.

''When [Travis] comes along and sells a tour pass that has nothing to do with his f***ing music and says he's sold more than Kanye West and Nas - no you f***ing didn't, keep it the f**k real. I know I'm that bitch, I know I'm number one.''