Nicki Minaj says Walmart and Target are to blame for her low album sales

By Marissa Pessolano,

On November 19, Nicki Minaj released Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up, and the sales have been lower than expected.

Being a re-release of Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, big stores including Target and Walmart, did not want to stock the album.

"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. 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 explained during an interview with Power 105.1.

Best Buy has stocked the album but it is limited.

Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted number-one on the Billboard 200 with 253,000 copies sold in its first week. The numbers for the re-release are not in yet, but they are predicted to be significantly lower.

According to Billboard, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up includes 8 new songs featuring Ciara, Lil Wayne, Cassie, Parker, Tyga and Thomas Brinx. A DVD with behind-the-scenes footage is also included with the re-released album.

The Examiner reports that Minaj wanted the re-release to act as a bridge between albums.

From the new material, "The Boys'" and "Freedom" have been released as singles.

Minaj is set to release her next album in 2013.



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