Nicki Minaj Attacks DJs Because Her Album Sales Suck

Nicki Minaj Attacks DJs Because Her Album Sales Suck

Rapper and muppet Nicki Minaj is speaking out about low album sales, CD retailers and respect in an interview with Dj Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne on Power 105.1’s Breakfast Club morning show. The new addition to American Idol, judging not reminding us why she is famous, has released her album Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up and due to low album sales certain stores are refusing to stock it. Minaj’s album 2010 Pink Friday sold nearly 2 million copies in the United States while her new album, Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up has sold just under a million in the United States.

Since the world is obviously mad hungry for her brand of electro-rap, Minaj has taken to bashing a certain couple of CD retailers for hurting her sales. Target, who was one of the largest retailers of her previous album has been pulling her new album from the shelves since they are not selling. Minaj stated “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 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.”

When the morning DJs continued to push the “Stupid Hoe” singer, she began lashing out at them about her current frustrations with the industry. Minaj became angry when asked about her recent American Idol gig. Minaj immediately became combative accusing the DJs of not doing enough research before inviting her on the show, “If y’all gonna interview me, at least give me the respect to do some research prior to the interview. I’m not here for your entertainment. I’m here to talk about something and you know what I’m here to talk about so figure it out. And all you want to talk about is some damn American Idol, but you guys are on the radio from my hometown!”

Apparently, if you’re interviewing Minaj, it may be wise to find out exactly what she defines as “relevant” interview conversation. Anticipate her wants and needs and the interview should go just fine. If not, prepare to have a woman in a pink wig tell you to do your job better. If album sales pick-up, hopefully Minaj will have all of the inspiration to she needs to release a new album, with a new titles, and new material.



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  • http://www.ladygaga.com/ Lady Gaga

    hmm… the woman’s name is not Angela Tee, it’s Angela Yee. You claim the album didn’t sell because no one wanted to stock it, which is false because re-up albums of any artist never get stocked in stores… not just nicki minaj. The radio station isn’t POWER105.2, it’s POWER105.1. You claim the album sold less than one million which is also false, it sold more than one million, she received her platinum award in August. Unless Nicki faked the platinum award?

  • TheOnlyOne

    If you heard the interview properly, the Re-Up is not being stocked because the last few re-releases of OTHER ARTISTS albums did not sell well, not Nicki Minaj, whose second CD remains the highest selling hip hop record released this year. Also, she accused the DJ’s of not doing their research because they have known Nicki since before she was famous, so she expected some new, relevant questions, not the same old crap she gets asked at every other interview that most listeners already know the answer to. Maybe you should do YOUR research.