Nicki Minaj: Stores to blame over album sales slump

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 26 November 2012
Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj thinks her box set 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up' hasn't sold as well as expected because some US retailers have refused to stock it

Nicki Minaj blames US stores for her album's poor sales.

The 'Starships' hitmaker brought out 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up' - a box set reissue of her second record, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' - earlier this month but it has failed to sell as well as expected and she believes it is because some major shops refused to stock the album.

She told radio station Power 105.1: "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."

However, Nicki insisted she was just pleased to be able to release an album to keep her fans happy while they wait for her to bring out new music.

She said: "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."

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Queen of rap and advocate of the big booty Nicki Minaj heads out of her PinkPrint tour.

Birmingham Arena

Thu 14 Mar 2019

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Mon 18 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 847 8000

With special guests.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Mon 11 Mar 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

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