Nicki Minaj has been everywhere, literally everywhere.
On every award show and all, but still, her album The Pinkprint couldn’t outdo numbers for her first week sales that her previous album had managed to pull in.
According to officials, Nicki’s third effort had 201,000 people pick up a copy of the record, making it her lowest-selling album to date, along with the only album of hers that did not debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 200.
Now, let’s do a little insight. Nicki has promoting the album and teasing it for almost a year with ‘Looking A— N—ga’ among other songs that followed.
Her controversial ‘Anaconda’ landed her a number 2 position on the Billboard Hot 100 and her break-up from Safaree Samuels had all the blogs talking.
But still, the album wasn’t able to push anything further than 201,000 copies. It’s worrying for the fact that this record was supposed to be the one.
Nicki consistently made it known that this album was her imprint on the artist she is today.
But quite frankly, it seems that the people who supported Nicki way back when she released ‘Pink Friday’ (with first-week sales of 360k), aren’t feeling the whole pop genre that she has drifted to.
Having listend to Pinkprint, there are only a handful of songs that I can listen to before I turn back to my classic Lil’ Kim collection. No shade, but shade. Take it how you want it.
[highlight]Nicki needs to understand she’s not Taylor Swift[/highlight]. She can’t just drift into different lanes and expect her hardcore fans to follow her movement when she came up rapping like the fellas.
Heck, I even remember “tough” guys heading out to buy Pink Friday, not because it had awesome features such as Eminem and Drake, but because the album was produced in a way that you wouldn’t even think the lyrics Nicki was spitting were from a female’s perspective.
Either way, Pinkprint is not doing so well and it’s all Nicki’s fault because she so badly wants to have the best of both worlds — pop and hip-hop.
Guess the Queen of Rap is now starting to become debatable again.