Nicki Minaj prepared for soft sales of new album
November 26th, 2012
06:28 PM ET

Nicki Minaj prepared for soft sales of new album

We've yet to see how well Minaj's November 19 release, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up," performed in its first week, but the rapper already seems prepared for soft sales.

As she told New York radio station Power 105.1 last week, she's having issues even getting the album stocked in some major retailers, with some fans "driving hours, literally hours, to get one CD."

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

And according to Minaj, Best Buy "only took limited [amounts] because they were like, 'oh, we don't know, we want to play it safe.' So it's very difficult, and it kind of like, sets you up to fail."

"The Re-Up" is an expansion of her sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," which landed atop the Billboard 200 when it was released in  April and went on to become certified platinum.

"At the end of the day, I'm happy I was able to put the music out," Minaj told the radio station. "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, and I wanted people to have music that I really stand by."

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  1. diggler

    She is great in her adult film,she really works the mic well.

    December 24, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. IndividualThinker

    It's no wonder our country is so divided when you read these comments about her weight, hair color, even skin color. So quick to make a sarcastic comment to make you think you are witty or important? My grandmother had taught me to see a glass as half full, and now people not only see the glass half empty but filled with poison, cracked, and #^@% floating in it. What a miserable life you all must live. This girl has busted her ass to become something in life regardless if you like her music or not. What the hell have you done? Who have YOU made an impact on? Have you done anything to leave a lasting mark in someone's life? oh....that's left a comment about weight and Get off your ass and volunteer in your communities. You may change something. God forbid maybe even yourself.

    November 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mortimer

    Dontcha know? It's racism, pure and simple.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Gary S.

    So how is that Mitt Romney endorsement working out for you Nicki?LOLOLOL

    November 27, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Nicki

    looks good its that pink hair that messes it up.

    November 27, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bob Dobalina

    Can't this pink pig see that she's done.....if Wal Mart ( the East Indian killing machine ) doesn't want to sell her crappy records.....then that's've hit below rock bottom.....give it up you stanky hoe....

    November 27, 2012 at 5:28 am | Report abuse |
  7. TriumphTheInsultComicDog

    Nicki and her pink hair are always great.....FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!

    November 27, 2012 at 5:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. satan

    She has hair of fire

    November 26, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TicToc

    Is that a dude with pink hair behind Minaj?

    November 26, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |

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