Nicki Minaj sat down with Ellen DeGeneres and addressed rumors that she was angry when her album came in at number two behind rapper, Travis Scott.
Nicki said, “It wasn’t anger, it is about what’s right and what’s wrong when you have a number two album to someone who is selling shirts and merch and selling passes for a tour that isn’t announced yet, it feels like you’re being tricked. I want to sell music. He sold a lot of t-shirts and sweaters and tour passes and we’re not going to have that!”
Nicki also discussed how she missed out on 12 hours of sales due to her album being pushed back. “I don’t like being bullied and I don’t like being taken advantage of and sometimes people use scare tactics against you because especially as a black woman, people will call you ‘angry’ or ‘bitter.’ So now it’s almost like we’re not allowed to defend ourselves or stand up for ourselves, and I’m not going to have that.” Nicki told Ellen.
Do you feel like Nicki has a point about selling T-Shirts and merchandise in order to increase album sales?
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