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Nicki Minaj Blames Walmart and Target For Album’s Poor Sales

Leah Harari |
November 27, 2012 | 12:58 a.m. PST

Staff Reporter

Nicki Minaj (Photo Credit- Creative Commons)
Nicki Minaj (Photo Credit- Creative Commons)
Nicki Minaj played the blame game on a New York radio station, pointing a finger at megachains Target and Walmart.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the “Starships” singer pinned the blame for her new album’s - “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up” - low sales on the major retailers and their lack of support. "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up" is a re-release of her now-platinum “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded."

“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. Target and Walmart is not selling the album,” Minaj told the station. “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.”

She went on to explain that Best Buy took on limited quantities to avoid the riskiness of a re-release.

Minaj ended the interview on a positive note, telling New York listeners, “So it’s very difficult and it kind of sets you up to fail….But it is what it is, and I appreciate the support, and I’m excited about the music.”


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