Nicki Minaj Blames Target and Walmart For Low Sales of Her Album Re-Release
Nicki Minaj says that retailers like Target and Wal-Mart are responsible for the disappointing initial sales numbers for Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up. Digital Spy reports that the album is not doing as well as was initially expected and Minaj claims it is because retailers are skittish about re-released albums.
“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,” Minaj told Power 105.1. “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.”
She continued, “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.”