Nicki Minaj Blames Walmart and Target for Weak Album Sales

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Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded — The Re-Up features many songs already included on Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, the album Nicki Minaj released in April.

But this singer doesn't cite that doubling up as the reason her latest EP is faring so poorly. So, where does Minaj place the blame?

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On the shoulders of two retail giants.

“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,” the new American Idol judge told New York's 105.1 this weekend.

”So, Target and Walmart is not selling the album. 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.”

Minaj also says Best Buy only "took limited [quantities]" of the new release, adding in a defensive manner:

“So it’s very difficult and it kind of sets you up to fail" because fans “have been driving hours – literally hours! — to get one CD. But it is what it is, and I appreciate the support, and I’m excited about the music.”

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Nicki Minaj Biography

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Nicki Minaj rose to fame in 2010. The Trinidad and Tobago native released the album "Pink Friday" in November of 2010 and watched as it... More »
Trinidad and Tobago
Full Name
Onika Tanya Maraj