News: Tyga's "Careless World" Yanked Off Best Buy & Target Store Shelves, "We Pulled It Due To..."

Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 5:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money's Tyga finally had his Careless World album released this week, however, new reports claim mega retailers Best Buy and Target are not stocking the delayed LP on its shelves.

According to reports, the LP was initially available but swiftly removed hours after its release.

XXLMag.com learned that Best Buy and Target, two of the nation's largest retailers, pulled Careless World after originally stocking it in their stores on Tuesday (Feb. 21), the LP's release date. "We did carry the album, but we pulled it due to the content had not been cleared by the Martin Luther King estate," Carolyn Aberman, Best Buy's Public Relations Senior Manager, told XXLMag.com. Aberman is referring to an uncleared sample from Martin Luther King's famous, "I Have A Dream" speech that plays at the end of the title track, "Careless World." Tyga fans also tweeted in fury about not being able to purchase the album at Target. One fan even posted a picture of Target's Tyga disclaimer on their timeline. The Target sign reads, "Due to a manufacturer product recall, the Tyga: Careless World CD that is featured in this week's ad will not be available. We apologize for any inconvenience. Rain checks are not available." (XXL Mag)

Despite the lack of retailer support, the LP is projected to push impressive units in its opening week.

Adele's 21 will easily score another week at #1, her 22nd, with an estimated total now close to 300k. Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic rapper Tyga's sophomore album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King, should do 70-80k, which is all digital sales, since the physical copy of the album was pulled due to an uncleared sample from Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Tyga is an acronym which stands for "Thank You God Always" for the prolific mixtape artist of Vietnamese-Jamaican origin, whose real name is Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson and whose previous album, 2008's No Introduction, was on the Decaydance label. (HITS Daily Double)

Prior to his denials, weekend reports claimed sample clearances would keep the LP off store shelves.

Well it looks like massive electronic retailers like Best Buy may not be putting the album out this coming Tuesday. Apparently the title track to the album, 'Careless World,' features samples from the late Martin Luther King that have not been authorized. It also seems that Martin Luther King's estate have asked that the albums be pulled from retail shelves and sent back to Tyga's label, Universal Music Group. (This Beat Goes)

The rapper's album has picked up momentum courtesy of its popular "Rack City" single.

"I think that the timing is right," Tyga tells The Boom Box. "Having the No. 1 rap song out right now, I know my fans have been waiting for it and I'm ready to put it out." To kick off its release, Tyga will head out on his Careless World Tour on the same day that the album drops. Although he's been keeping a lot of the details around the album secret -- he only fell victim to one leak by way of the song 'King of Queens' featuring Wale and Nas -- he's confident that fans will connect with the project. "I'm excited just to get it out and get it to fans," he continues. "I still give people a little party music, but I feel like when you make albums different from mixtapes, [the] album needs to be more of a theme." (The Boom Box)

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