News: Nicki Minaj Says Retailers Aren't Down To Re-Up: "Target & Wal-Mart Are Not Selling The Album" [Video]

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj discussed her new Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up and why mega retailers like Wal-Mart are not stocking their shelves with the LP.

Nicki said the difficulty in selling re-releases has kept her album out of select store chains.

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. Target and Wal-Mart are not selling thealbum, and Target is actually my biggest retailer. Best Buy only took limited [stock] because they wanted to play it safe. It kinda sets you up to fail." ("The Breakfast Club")

Recently, Minaj talked about her new re-release getting packed with rap bars.

"I am in a stage right now, where that's just how I feel," she told MTV News, turning the word feel to "fill" in that Southside Jamaica, Queens way. "I'm on my rap sh-- -- that's just how I feel right now. But I'm [also] saying that there's nothing wrong with being diverse. [But] where I am right now? I'm back to my popping sh--!" she declared before cracking up into a contagious fit of laughter. "The Re-Up is what I do naturally. It's what I came into the game doing," she emphasized. "So I actually don't have the fears about it being critiqued. I guess when I started doing dance songs, then there was more like a question mark there, 'cause I had never done it." (MTV)

Her album's tracklisting surfaced across the Internet last month.

The hottest chick in the game Nicki Minaj is all set to release "Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded The Re-Up" on November 19th! has your exclusive first look at the official tracklisting below to disc 1 which features all new songs! "Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded The Re-Up" is a double CD which features the original "Roman Reloaded" and also a 90 minute DVD from her recent tour. The DVD will feature behind the scenes footage as well as appearances by Lil Wayne, T.I., Justin Bieber, Rihanna and more! One of the new tracks on the bonus disc is rumored to feature Lil Wayne. UB First: Official Tracklisting "Pink Friday...Roman Reloaded Re-Up" 1. Up In Flames 2. Freedom 3. Hell Yeah 4. High School 5. I'm Legit 6. I Endorse These Strippers 7. The Boys feat. Cassie 8. Va Va Voom (Urban Bridgez)

Weeks prior, reports of Nicki's decision to re-package her sophomore album heated up music blogs.

The repackaged album, "Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up," will contain new songs, one of which Minaj plans to debut next week. "I'm releasing my album in November. It's called 'Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up' and I'm putting lots of new songs on there," Minaj told E News! while on the red carpet at last night's 2012 MTV VMAs (Sept. 6). "I'm actually going to drop my new single next week. So Barbz, you are going to spaz, you are going to love it, you are going to go crazy," she continued. (The Juice)

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