Thursday, November 29, 2012
Nicki Minaj blames Wal-Mart for low record sales
The store says they don't carry music with a parental advisory label, and Minaj didn't provide an edited version.
Nicki Minaj’s album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up was released on November 19, and she already predicts that sales will not go so well with this one. Wal-Mart is to blame, among the other large retailers Target and Best Buy.
It would not be a surprise to Nicki if she did not do as well with this album because it is not available through the larger retail stores to her fans. “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 Wal-Mart [are] not selling the album," she said. "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.”
Her album has not made it to these stores, which is critical for album sales. “And then Best Buy only took limited [quantities] because they’re like ‘Oh, we don’t know, we want to play it safe.’ So … it kind of sets you up to fail,” Nicki insists.
How can the artist sell her albums if stores are not even providing the option for its customers?
In response to Nicki’s assertion, Wal-Mart says, “We do not carry any music that has a parental advisory label on it. However, we carry edited versions of those music titles. That album did not come with an edited option, so that’s why Wal-Mart isn’t carrying that album.”
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