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.”