Nicki Minaj Says Big-Box Stores Are Refusing to Stock ‘The Re-Up’ Album
The holiday shopping season is underway and shoppers are hitting the big-box stores to grab the best deals they can find. However, music fans looking to buy discounted albums are having a hard time finding Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up' at some retailers. What's up with that?
When the Queen Barbz stopped by Power 105.1 recently, she explained why her album is not available at the big-box stores. "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," said Minaj. "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."
We are totally shocked by this news. Minaj is arguably the biggest-selling female rapper in the game right now. 'The Re-Up' has garnered positive reviews and the Barbz were hankering to cop the re-release. Here's hoping that her digital sales trump the retail sales.
Minaj is not letting that bit of bad news ruin her enthusiasm for the album. The 'Freedom' rapper is happy that the Barbz were able to have some new music that she proud of.
"At the end of the day I'm happy that I was able to put the music out," she says. "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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