Nicki Minaj has blamed her low album sales on stores in America, claiming that they don’t want to stock them.
Or, maybe even if they did, no-one wants to buy it because they’ve already got it…
Nicki’s not happy
The American Idol judge brought out Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up – interesting name – earlier in the month however it’s not sold as well as she hoped it would.
“It's 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 are not selling the album. And Target is actually my biggest retailer.”
“They've sold the most Nicki Minaj albums ever; thank you Target, but I wish you could have sold this one ... it kind of sets you up to fail.”
It’s not unusual however for artists to re-release albums, Lana Del Ray and Mumford and Sons have been in on the game – however Minaj clearly isn’t happy about the way her sales are going.
Speaking about the album the Starships singer admitted that she had only put the repackaged album out to take a break whilst waiting for her third album to come out and that she was glad she was able to do it.
“At the end of the day I'm happy that I was able to put the music out.”
“The real reason for me to put out 'The Re-Up' is because I wanted to have a bridge between this time and the third album. I wanted people to have music that I really stand by.”
Sorry Nicki, but couldn’t they have just listened to that album again. The one they brought the first time round.