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.