Nicki Minaj has been in the news quite a bit lately, especially with her beef with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey. The Harajuku Barbie is a bit concerned about how retailers are operating in respects to her new album.
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up is Minaj’s sophomore project, but it’s not a completely new album, rather a re-release. Because of that, major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target refused to take a chance on it, and won’t be carrying the CD.
“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 is not selling the album, and Target is actually my biggest retailer. They’ve always been my biggest retailer. So they sold the most Nicki Minaj albums ever. So thank you Target, but I wish you could have sold this one. Best Buy only took limited because they were like, ‘We want to play it safe.’ It sets you up to fail. But at the end of the day, I’m happy to put the album out.”
While she promoted her album on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Nicki also talked about her other projects, including a clothing line and her own record label.