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Nicki Minaj Blames Target And Walmart For Her Re-Up's Low Sales!

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Is Her Minajesty being hand-fed some sour grapes by her beloved Barbs?!

Apparently, Nicki's latest album, the re-release of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded called The Re-Up hasn't exactly had the warm reception she had anticipated, as it's suffered from low sales since it dropped on November 19th!

But according to her, it's by no fault of her own!

During a recent interview, the Trinidadian rapper revealed that many retailers, like Target and Walmart, simply will NOT stock it!

She explained:

"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. At the end of the day I'm happy that I was able to put the music out. 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."

Well, hey!

We're glad to hear that at least she's proud of what she accomplished, even though the rest seems to be out of her control!

Such a shame, though!

There's some really good shiz on her latest, so we sincerely hope that Target and Walmart wise up and start stocking The Re-Up for the remainder of the holiday season!

The Barbs will be coming, whether they're ready or not! LOLz!

*UPDATE* Target has released the following statement:

"We carry Nicki Minaj’s re-released album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Re-Up, at Target.com. Target will continue to evaluate guest demand to determine if the album will be carried in store at a future date."

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84 comments to “Nicki Minaj Blames Target And Walmart For Her Re-Up's Low Sales!”

  1. Serfvov says – reply to this


    ah poor little turd, the idiot fans are already tired of your noisy sounds and crappy voice which you consider music, boo-hoo, fk you!

  2. Azebra says – reply to this


    FLOP! thats what happen to a talentless copycat whore. shes soon to be HAS BEEN! now hang it up! FLATSCREEN!

  3. ema says – reply to this


    really just own it love nicki but if ur album is not sellin it is not about whos sellin it really xx

  4. ASIANS CAN READ MINDS! says – reply to this


    they can hear, and see what your visually thinking
    this is the absolute complete truth!!!!!
    The reason a lot of Asians have completely expressionless faces, segregate from everybody else-only associate with Asians and don’t associate with non Asians that much, are very untalkative, and are very unfriendly in general is to avoid accidentally revealing that they can read minds by accidentally showing a facial expression or dirty look when someone thinks, or visually pictures something in their mind they don’t like, find astonishing, or funny etc because those people might see that and really wonder what that was that just happened there and see the connection, and they might accidentally say something similar to what the person was just thinking and going to say. If they all associated with non Asians a lot more then there would be a lot more people around for them to accidentally show facial expressions when those people think things they don’t like etc, so they segregate and only associate with Asians so there won’t be anyone around for them to see that and have any accidents happen in the first place.

  5. Gigi says – reply to this


    Icky Garbage flops again !!!!

  6. 6

    I am going to go with the whole "You Suck!" bandwagon. I mean, ya, makes the most sense to me.

  7. 7

    Re: Pansy Hunter – urm rude and disgusting much why the fuck are commenting if you don't care for either nicki minaj or perez hilton get a life and (if you don't feel like getting arrested in this society buck up your ideas on the world)

    as for nicki minaj not the worst album in the world generic maybe but not the worst though i feel an epic would have worked just as well as a re-release…

  8. Tiffany says – reply to this


    People can order it online and get it on itunes even if they aren't selling it at wal-mart. Weak excuse.

  9. 9


  10. fancypants66 says – reply to this


    Can't stand Nicki, but in all honesty, hardly anyone (except Taylor) is selling albums. Total bummer for the music business. People are downloading music illegally. Period. For free.

  11. 11

    YUCK; what a talent-less trashy stripper…

  12. 12

    uptil I saw the receipt which was of $6797, I did not believe …that…my neighbours mother woz like they say realy making money parttime on their computer.. there friends cousin has done this for under 1 year and by now cleared the loans on their villa and bought a gorgeous Mini Cooper. we looked here…….BIT40 COM

  13. 13

    what part of that says anything about low album sales? it's a re-release, no one expected it to be #1… you heard her right there… it's just a bridge the gap between the second LP and third and i know she'll be back on the top ten with this re-release. oh btw you can get the new songs on itunes but not the re-up dvd so ya'll fools are weak.

  14. 14

    People don't even want to download her new CD for FREE on the Bit-Torrent sites…

  15. 15

    Truckloads are arriving daily at Goodwill donation site, and Goodwill can't even give them away FREE.

  16. 16

    Seriously, its not selling because people don't want the same album three times. Pink Friday, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded, Pink Friday Roman Reloaded the Re Up. yeah, no thanks.

  17. yawn.. says – reply to this


    Maybe people are catching on that most of these celbs/artists, have admitted or shown that they have sold their souls for money…they are the elite's puppets,that wear and promote the all seeing eye,saturn,egyptian,baphomet BS in almost everything they do..its gotten quite ridiculous and in your face..its fucking disgusting.

  18. 18

    She could be doing a concert in my front yard and I would leave so I didn't have to hear or see. It is really sad that there will be no independent music anymore…itunes is going to decide what we listen too …

  19. 19

    your fans are ghetto stupid but even theyre not stupid enough to buy the same stagnent shit over and over again. Dont treat them like total idiots even though most are coz theyre not educated being hoodrats and all. And if they really wanted to buy it theyd easily find a place to get it so your excuse is pathetic really.

  20. OBUMER THE MAGICAL JIG says – reply to this



  21. 21

    eventually, people get tired of paying for the same shit over & over. she needs to move on from pink friday.

  22. mitsstillhere says – reply to this


    She sells all her songs so they can be in commercials thats why your album sales are low. Your songs might motivate people to buy a dollar pepsi but not a whole album of garbage

  23. barny says – reply to this


    The reason is because she has no talent and is a useless piece of TRASH

  24. @v@ says – reply to this


    She's on the mark on this one.

  25. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – You're the ignorant one playing the race card. Terrible.

  26. BoBiiFly says – reply to this


    low sales coz you are a talentless nasty cow… simple !!

  27. 27

    Maybe it's because people are having a hard time right now in this country and don't feel like shelling out bucks to make this Satanic, schizo whore richer.

  28. 28

  29. 29

    That is one BUTT-UGLY Nappy-Headed Ho…

  30. corie says – reply to this


    your music is on, but you-you are the worst…

    make music and seriously shut your mouth, no one cares

  31. WHITE PEOPLES PROBLEMS says – reply to this


    wow really it just came out perez you already got hit in the face you need to sit your self down

  32. Idgaf says – reply to this


    Wow so many haters on here, I love it. She is a talentless hack anyway :D

  33. trixplix08 says – reply to this


    Its because you are too lazy to just come out with a whole new album and put some real work into it

  34. 34

    couldn't be because it's a worthless piece of auto tuned shit now could it? Her fifteen minutes are about up

  35. amanda says – reply to this



  36. K.Denease says – reply to this


    I am not surprised. She is all hype and does the most at all TIMES. Your "reign" that you thought would last forever, lasted 15 mins. Unless she reverts back to "Old Nicki", she's done. I think the nation will really see her true colors when American Idol comes on.

  37. 37

    Re-releases never sell very well, especially when they're for music like hers. People are already over the original versions and don't want to hear them again. Furthermore, it's absolutely ridiculous to blame Target & Walmart, considering how most music is purchased online now anyway. Amazon has it and it's on ITunes and it's not selling very well at either place.

  38. 38

    BTW, re-releases are a lazy "artists" way of fulfilling their recording contract. When they sign a contract, they agree to do so many albums in so many years. When they can't come up with any new material, they do a re-release.

  39. tk4life says – reply to this


    Ur music awsome

  40. tk4life says – reply to this


    Ur music is awsome

  41. 41

    In this economy, why would anyone pay again for something they already have? She's released this Pink Friday album three separate times, which is just ridiculous. Once people buy the first one, they'll just listen to Spotify/Pandora/Youtube for any remixes for free instead of shelling out more dollars to a lazy, money-hungry artist. Nicki, honey, maybe come out with new material if you want people to buy your albums. But, for the sake of good music and all humanity, please don't release anything else.

  42. Tim says – reply to this


    Can't stand this nasty hoe. Your music sucks ass and your not all that you slob.

  43. Carol says – reply to this


    I'm in no way a Nicky Minaj fan but I commend Perez for being positive on his website and not slinging hate like he used to. However, you posters here are bitter and pathetic. Why do you have to be so mean calling her a whore and so on? I normally don't view this site but couldn't believe what I was reading. You people need a life or need to seriously get laid. What a bunch of losers!

  44. kween ebony says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – SHUT THE FUCK UP.! One because you don't know what the fuck your talking about! She rarely sings on the re-up she raps on every track! And it also has critics raving because it better than the original! Secondly it was too extremely hard to get the album because I still haven't gotten a hard copy because no one was selling it! I was forced into buying a digital copy without the dvd still kind of pissed! But when my Best Buy does restock it I'm going to get it! You weren't one of the fans trying to get the album so you shouldn't try and talk about shit you know nothing about!

  45. The Perez Hater says – reply to this


    OMG! This fat cow can't sing or rap!! All she does is make idiotic meaningless videos and sponge off legitimate artists!!!

  46. mikemuscles21 says – reply to this


    I like her !, Creative, Talented, but…. and maybe its just me, but I sometimes feel like I needs to give her some Lorazapam. When she raps, etc, she just comes across like she is really hyper and has high anxiety or something. and I get that this is her shtick, but she just doesn't come across as cool and confident as Lil Kim use too. I get that she is trying to spit fast but she ends up sounding nervous. Its like she's had too many energy drinks or something. She seems argumentative too, in a hyperactive way. I find that annoying, but that my pet peev. She is unique.

  47. mikemuscles21 says – reply to this


    Just scrolled through these comments. what happened to the old school Perez commenters? These bitches sound like they've been hitting the Tina a bit to hard before they decided to log on and comment. I can't sleep tonight, and my brain is foggy, but even I dont sound that Fukt lol

  48. truthhurts says – reply to this


    Its because your a dumb bitch who has past her sell by date and like LAdy Gaga nobody cares about your attics anymore

  49. 49

    She should have waited and released it after American Idol was on for a few weeks. Sometimes its all about the timing. On another note though, I think Nicki needs to humble herself a little bit. She's a legend in her own mind sometimes and it's NOGL. She can be very disrespectful people who have paved the way for her and who have been in this industry for way longer than her. I'm not saying should should let people walk over her, but a little respect goes a long way in this world. You can't sh*t on people on your way up and then expect not to see those same people on your way down. Humility is so important. I wish her the best.

  50. Chelsea Rau says – reply to this


    How many times can you make a remix album and expect it to sell the same as the one before… How about you make NEW music for a NEW album. Or you can sing real music…

  51. ONIT says – reply to this


    Whoever had the idea to re-release an album a second time? Even though it's with some new tracks, it's still one release too much!

  52. 52

    im glad theyre not esp target. shes so over. thangod. #finally

  53. Kate says – reply to this


    Maybe it's because she's a lazy ass and won't write more than 4 songs a year so she has to keep re-launching the same shit each time. No one wants to hear about your star ships or about how you think singing about Marylin Monroe makes you a classy bitch. Launching that same album over and over again just goes to show she has no talent what-so-ever and as stated before is LAZY in the sense of writing/recording new material for HER fans.

  54. 54

    flop bitch is gonna be eating big crow in a year!! then\\\\\\ we get teh duet with lilllllte KIMBERLY lMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO nicki flop poop re up did ya porch cricketttttttttt

  55. 55

    I am really tired of this mentality of blaming other people for your problems. It has become the way to go now. It has to stop. If your album was great, like Prince or Radiohead, people would go to a website to buy it. No more excuses!!!!!!!!

  56. racistsareidiots says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter – Somebody got picked on a lot growing up. Mommy and Daddy never expressed to you how sad and pathetic small minded racists are?

  57. 57

    Re: Carol – Seriously? You must be really delusional if you think he's all positive and not slinging hate. People were simply expressing their feelings, likes or dislikes, coz you can't choose what's on TV or newspapers. When some shit is always up on your face , you get mad.

  58. Curtisjunk says – reply to this


    Nicki's just like the GOP. No clue that people just didn't want the crap that they're selling.

  59. 59

    NICKI JUST FLOPPED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. 60


  61. prg says – reply to this


    this is her 3rd special edtion of pink friday a hasbeen already

  62. 62

    Maybe people just want to buy an album with 100% new songs? You can't release variations of the same thing three times.

  63. jenn says – reply to this


    just a re release, not a big deal. normally those types of album arent expected to sell well.

  64. Badnfluenz says – reply to this


    I feel free
    I feel freedom
    Why they mad?
    You should see them
    Burn a L
    Cause it's crazy in here
    Crazy in here
    Crazy in here

    Nicki is staying, she ain't going NOWHERE! All you punks saying "it's the same album released 3 times" lmfao no it's not. That's like saying Jay Z released Blue Print 3x or Lil Wayne Released The Carter 3x. Actually listen to the music and respect the hustle these artists give. Nicki isn't a typical Lil Kim Whorebag who puts out trashy songs demeaning women.

  65. OhPlease says – reply to this


    It is true that her "new" album is not in Target. It was being sold in Best Buy. My daughter wanted it so I got it there but I did look for it in Target first. That said, she needs to stop churning out the same old music and labeling it as "new". There are a few new cuts but most of it is the same as the previous releases. The funny thing is that Target put out her old CDs instead of the "new" one.Oh well.I hope American Idol does well for her or maybe she needs to just do "hooks" on other artists songs.

  66. lexi says – reply to this


    i think it because the timing, one direction just released an album and hello rihanna's unapologetic, didshe really think she was going to sell more then them

  67. Hanna says – reply to this


    bitches its a "rerelease" album not her "3rd" album dumb hoes. this article is all wrong because I seen this interview. she didnt blame anyone she stated that "other artists tried to put out a Reup" album and it didn't go successful that's why Walmart and target didn't want it in the stores, because of other artists success on there rerelease albums! This is a rerelease album its not a official album. people need a fucking brain in America ..

  68. jk says – reply to this


    Good for Target and Walmart lol why waste space for something that sucks and doesn;t sell? If hse had some talent maybe it would.

  69. Taeee says – reply to this


    It's funny that the ones who saying she's releasing the same album over and over again are also the ones calling her an idiot. No, YOU are the idiot. The last two Pink Fridays were completely different than the other. I guess Jay Z released the same album 3 times with the Blueprint huh? Lmao. My question is, how do you Hate Nicki when you don't even know her?? You people hate on her so much but will swear up and down that Ke$ha is a good artist.

  70. Kendra says – reply to this


    Re: Pansy Hunter
    racist asshole

  71. 71

    noone likes this trash is why.. dont blame the stores noone wants to buy what ur selling …

  72. 72

    Everyone on here thinks they're an expert. I've actually seen her reply toalot of tweets to fans saying they can't find the album in certain stores and they want to buy it. Also for those morons who keep saying it's the same album 3 times seriously pink Friday and pink Friday roman reloaded are two completely different albums. None of the same songs feature twice my god how hard is it to get it thru ya heads!!!!

  73. Kay says – reply to this


    Please! If her fans wanted the album they would have bought it, either on iTunes, amazon or local CD stores. She is just not as popular as she thinks she is. She has some catchy songs but I know I wouldn't buy her music.

  74. 74

    maybe she should blame her lack of talent….. Just sayin.

  75. 75

    Re: BeyondAmazing. – you're such a loser!! lmfaooooooooooooooooo! bitch flopped and mj is dead. wake up, ya freak lovah!!!!!!!

  76. 76

    Nicki can suck my d*ck,she's hot

  77. 77

    Re: sandile – she likes women.

  78. allysa mentor says – reply to this


    i hope this diva does something stupid so she gets kicked off AI. I won't be watching the show because i can't stand the sound of her talking voice, let alone her singing voice.

  79. 79

    Re: FatAzzPooHeadDoodle – Why don't you go jump ugly.

  80. Just Thinking says – reply to this


    Nicki Manaj needs close-up management control, her behavior, her mouth and ridiculous tirades towards Mariah Carey on American Idol only served to lose the fan base she had worked so hard to achieve all these years. If we didn't know what she was like before American Idol, we do now. Nicki Manaj made herself look tasteless and classless, her low sales for "Re-Up's" at Target and Walmart are a direct result of her tasteless, classless comments, behavior and tirades - NOT TARGET and WALMART - the fault lies with the "Man in the Mirror"

  81. Miss Johnson says – reply to this


    Why isn't anyone saying anything about the fact her butt was on the petite side during her AMA performance? YouTube it and you will see that A she never turns to show it off like usual and B normally you can see that thang from the front side upside down but she had no curves whatsoever. Now I'm not hating just pointing out the fact. If you got fake cakes than you got fake cakes…don't stunt about it!

  82. Miss Johnson says – reply to this


    Re: PhilipPreston – makes the most sense!

  83. RaRa says – reply to this


    Jeesh Nicki they are really going in hard on this comment log. I think you're awesome! With you being a judge on AI, your exposure will triple fold and so will your album sales…keep your head up and don't let these haters get to you!

  84. 84

    i don't think she can blame the retailer because lana del ray re-released her album paradise with a limited amount of copies too and it out sold nicki and so did the weekend who re-released his album to. plus rihanna put out a new album. she should have just released the re up as an ep or something, because some people don't want to spend money on an album they just bought