Singer Nicki Minaj has hit out at stores that were not willing to gamble on stocking up on her new record Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - The Re-Up. The box set is a re-issue of her second album but the lack of sales meant that stores did not want to stock up with too many copies.
Speaking to radio station Power 105.1 Minaj said, “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.”
She added, “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. At the end of the day I'm happy that I was able to put the music out.”
Nicki continued, “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.”
Nicki Minaj is set to appear on the judging panel for American Idol, which will return with its brand new season in the new year.