Poor Nicki Minaj! Her latest album re-release for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up has not been going so well. That is a bummer… but something tells me she’ll be just fine. Anyhoo, the rapper recently spoke out about the stores that are (or are not) selling the album and pretty much blamed chains like Target and Walmart for the wack album sales. Because… yeah. Click inside to get the deets!
The HuffPost has the report:
Nicki Minaj knows exactly where to place the blame for the less-than-stellar sales of her album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.”
When asked in an interview with Power 105.1 if it was hard to purchase “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up,” Minaj responded, “It is hard to get the album because the stores basically said that the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well and they didn’t want to take a chance. So, Target and Walmart is not selling the album. Target is actually my biggest retailer — they’ve always been my biggest retailer. They’ve sold the most Nicki Minaj albums ever, so, thank you, Target. But I wish you could’ve sold this one.”
Minaj continued, “Best Buy only took limited because they’re like ‘Oh no, we want to play it safe,’ so it’s very difficult and it kind of sets you up to fail.”
Now, this is all kind of funny given that most people (I assume) don’t actually get their albums from these stores… but okay, I guess she’s right. If they don’t stock the album then that could certainly have an effect on sales. But I’m sure that’s not the only reason The Re-Up didn’t do so well. Re-releases are kind of a weird concept to me anyway, even though I do see the benefit for the artist.
I didn’t really have plans to cop the album anyway, but Nicki also left a really bad taste in my mouth with her E! reality series. I made it through one of the three episodes and I was like… ugh. Waaayyyy too much diva ish for me, lol. And I actually kind of liked her before that… or, at least in small doses I did.
What do y’all think? Is Nicki right to blame the retailers? Or is she having a hard time taking responsibility for her own ish, like some other people we know?