Singer Nicki Minaj is placing blame for lackluster sales of her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up on Walmart and Target.
During an interview with Power 105.1 she said, “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. Best Buy only took limited because they’re like ‘Oh no, we want to play it safe,’ so it’s very difficult and it kind of sets you up to fail.”
Minaj’s second album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded debuted at number one with 253,000 copies sold for its first week. Tough days for Walmart continue as a strike and protests against the retailer continue.