As Nelly's latest album, 5.0, landed at number 10 on the Billboard charts after selling a mere 63,000 copies, the rapper was pissed.
He took to his Twitter to blame his label, Motown, for the poor sales.
"A record deal is a 50/50 partnership! As (an) artist it's your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell! Thing about the partnership is that (in) the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the 1 who catches 90 per cent of the blame. When (an) artist doesn't deliver sufficient material they gets its budget cut for (their) next album or worse dropped from the label!… Who should be held responsible wen (sic) (an) artist has a history for selling records so it's not like a new artist (and) no1 (sic) knows his (or) her name?…
The fact is that some1 (sic) needs to hold up there (sic) end of the partnership!… If u (sic) only ship 200thound (200,000 copies) of an album how many are u f**king tryen (sic) to sell?? The artist does (not) control that nor does he or she control marketing."
Wowsa. Who do U think is to blame?!
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