Nicki Minaj Blames Target And Wal-Mart For Her Poor Album Sales
Speaking to the radio station Power 105.1, Minaj said, “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.”Lana Del Rey recently released a re-issues of her album, Paradise, whilst Mumford and Sons are also preparing to release their latest, Babel, too.
Minaj also went on to admit that her re-release was simply a stopgap between albums. “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.” Before adding,” I wanted people to have music that I really stand by.”
Minaj recently snubbed her own album launch party, because her boyfriend’s entourage was refused entry to the soiree in New York’s Greenhouse nightclub. A spokesman for the venue later stated, “Nicki was in a car outside, and didn’t come in because only a portion of her boyfriend’s group of 30 was allowed entry. He was trying to bring in too large a party, and therefore Nicki chose not to come in.”