Nicki Minaj Talks Reality Show Regrets, Label Launch, & Mariah Carey Drama on ‘The Breakfast Club’

Nicki Minaj

“The Breakast Club” met their match in Nicki Minaj when the rap diva stopped by to catch up with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee, and DJ Envy on Wednesday. After giving Envy flack for not having her records ready to play, she dished on her E! reality show, the availability of her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, her own record label, and feud with fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey.

The head Barb threatened to walk out after Envy questioned her about a rumor and chided the hosts for not watching her “Freedom” video.

The “world’s most dangerous” crew even turned on each other. Envy called Charlamagne out for being a kiss-ass. “Who wants to kiss my ass?” said Nicki before beginning to pull down her pants.

Get a taste of some of the morning drama.

On the editing of her E! reality show “Nicki Minaj: My Truth”: “It was clear that [the producers] had an agenda and a pre-conceived idea of what they were going to show. I had to approve everything, but I’m also extremely busy. I kinda felt a little cornered. I would have shown a wider scope of what happens in my day. We’re not only yelling about steamers.”

On the availability of The Re-Up: “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 the album, 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.”

On launching her own record label: “I have my own label and I have two artists, Parker and Brinx. I haven’t decided who we’re gonna partner up with as far as a larger company.”

On rumors that she threatened Mariah Carey: “I’m not a violent person. I don’t believe in violence, I don’t promote violence.”

On her clothing line: “You guys are gonna be surprised when you find out who we are doing the line with, but it’s in everyone’s best interest to do it that way.”

On her feud with Mariah: “She didn’t want another woman on the show. That’s fine, but I’m there and I’m gonna make the most of it. It would be great to work with her because she’s so funny and when we shot the video ['Up Out My Face'] together, we had such a great time.”

On how she felt after her “Idol” experience: “I was hurt. It hurt my feelings. I feel like when you go to a new school and you’re being picked on. What did I do wrong? What did I say? I couldn’t make it better. It was like jab, jab, jab. I’ma respect you, but I’m not gonna let you play me ever.”

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127 Comments

  1. Jay

    So proud of Nicki, she really has became a superstar and has not let anyone get under her skin. She is the female Jay z

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @Jay, PREACH !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Blah Reply:

    @Jay, kill yourself..Jay-Z is a legend. Nicki is not

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    flawda Reply:

    @Blah, Female Jay-z, kill your damn self!

    Jay-z been putting in work for damn near 20 years, he isn’t some fly by night gimmick who uses crazy persona and outfits to draw attention.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @flawda, Nicki has been putting in work since 2003 to get where she is so sit down.

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    NUMB Numb numb Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, And she got a break when she sold sex and posed as Kim. So?

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    Pereezy.Tunechi YMCMB MMG Reply:

    @Jay, We Know That Nicki’s is doin’ big, but will all duo Respect she will never be The Famale Jay-z, Her P**y ain’t that fat, anyway I love Nicki and She’s winnin’, F**k Yall Haters.

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  2. Kwayzee

    love you Nic ;)

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  3. Ummmmm

    Im confused. Shes the producer of her own show.. but shes saying that “they” had an agenda and she “would have done it differently”.

    I realize shes very busy… but why let out a reality tv show where all you do is throwing tantrums and not take time to look at it?

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    Rup Reply:

    @Ummmmm,

    Agree. As a fan, I didn’t think the series didn’t really show her in a very good light. I haven’t watched part 3 though.

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    Ummmmm Reply:

    @Rup, Im definitely one of those mindless zombie fans.. I like her music.. but Im not afraid to criticize her.
    Which is why when I watched the first 2 episodes. But all I remember is her b!tching at somebody or b!tching about something…
    It DEF didnt paint her in a good light.

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    RDK Reply:

    @Ummmmm, did it ever accur to you that that,s the whole point,to let people see that side of her she could have edit the sh-t out of it and make it seems like some fairy tails,he made people see all side of her raw footage,the happy sad scared b-tches side the boss the kind side and so on,it is what it is.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @Ummmmm, if anything, it painted her team in a bad light, like, how they always sitting around doing nothing. If I was her, i’d be going for their throats too, she needs to hire new people who are as passionate and invested as she is

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    Amanda Reply:

    @Ummmmm, People edit things to make it more interesting. I don’t think they would get many views if she was just spitting out inspirational quotes and being super, duper nice and sweet to everyone 24/7.

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    Ummmmm Reply:

    @Amanda,
    Right.. I understand how editing works. However.. I also understand that the final product has to be approved by a producer.. So WHY approve something you didnt watch thats making you look bad?

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    Loseph Giovanni Reply:

    @Ummmmm, producer & executive producer is two different things. executive producer gives the funding, so meaning she probably signed a check off to do the projects, but let’s the producer and crew follow her, tape her and edit her as they please. but i believe it wasn’t that bad. i’ve been a fan and that’s how ratcher nici can be especially when she’s in business mode. i think ppl already came in thinking the worst because of how everyone already sees her, especially recently with the american idol thing (which is probably when they were taping, obvs) so they forget moments like *pauz* her locked in the studio creating HER vocals on freedom with her back ground singers…her getting on safari about beeforni…or her nearly busting her ass on the exercise ball for the boys shoot…those are moments i loved. the rest of that shit was boss shit…but i support her.

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    Ahahahahahahahahahahahha Reply:

    @Ummmmm, but the show is her business side ….like she said on my time now when wayne diddy and them be demanding things to be right they bossed up but when she do it she’s considered a bitch

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Ummmmm, She said she wants to be a producer.

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  4. TheTruthIsTruTea

    Nicki Minaj is the Queen and this is comming from a Lil Kim Ex Stan…Look at the most read posts and see who’s winning Kimmy Blanco…no Missy….no where are the singles she dropped on billboards 100 Mariah no……what is triumphant doing….ok now u guys will remain press until the CURRENT Queen of Rap/Hip Hop retires

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    LOLatHaters Reply:

    @TheTruthIsTruTea, u were not an Kim fan. You would not say the dumbness of what you said. Kim and Missy are not new artist and do not need to ever hit billboard again. Where is Nicki’s number 1 or number 2 single on billboard….Ill wait.

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    Ummmmm Reply:

    @TheTruthIsTruTea,
    Lmao chile.. we know you are like 15 and you werent even speaking yet to know any music of Kim Eve or Missy.

    What does Mariah Carey have to do with Nicki? Mariah is a singer. Nicki is not (despite how bad you guys wanna argue that she is). So your comparing apples and oranges.

    Love Missy and shes coming back.. Dunno what Kim is up to. and Nicki is def queen right now.. all the other stuff you said.. was just for show!

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    NUMB Numb numb Reply:

    @Ummmmm, They way y’all toss around the name “King” and “Queen” is ridiculous. You aren’t a queen if A: you’ve only been out for two to three years. B: in order to become relevant you used this fake image and posed as Kim. Yes, I understand she’s done some things other female artist hasn’t but take notice of the fact those female rap artist still mean a lot to this generation. They weren’t tossed somewhere. When you hear Kim, Missy, or whoever from back in the day, you dead ass would be like “Yo, this used to be my jam.” Nicki chose to do a perfume and line. She wasn’t asked that. Pepsi, AI, A, and all them asked. Yes. But if y’all want to bow down to Nicki and call her a queen because of all she’s doing then where’s Queen Latifah’s props? She did and is still doing way more than Nicki (No, I’m not talking chart wise. Charts didn’t really matter back then). A queen is Beyonce. Do you see the positive image she brings forth? Artist’ have said some negative things about her but do you see her bringing a diss back or being the definition of humble? My point. All the female rap artist we’ve had in our time (TIL THIS DAY) all act the same. They sold sex for fame. That’s a queen? When is there going to be a black female rap artist who shows women can make it without selling sex? Building some fake image? Feeling themselves TOO much? SERIOUSLY. Yeah, Nicki been doing her thing. Grinding and all but that won’t keep you relevant. It’s more than that and being cocky isn’t one.

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  5. LOLatHaters

    Excuses for the flop of Re-up already?

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @LOLatHaters, How is it an excuse when before the album came out she said we could only get it from Bestbuy & FYE….?

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    Excuses Excuses Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy,
    Theres Best Buys and FYE all over the nation.. If her barbz cant get their moms to drive them to their nearest.. Then they arent fans like they say they are.
    I agree tho.. whats with the early excuses?
    Even worse.. if shes at the top right now.. WHY are retailers scared to sell her product?
    I guess their regretting buying so many copies of Pink Friday: RR

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Excuses Excuses, #1 People were complaining about their nearest Best Buy being so far and that’s why she was pushing for the pre-orders. #2 She stated companies haven’t been successful with the sales of re-releases. Best Buy wasn’t willing to take a chance of ordering so many and people not purchasing them. #3 Plenty of people mentioned they were only going to pay for the new songs and not an entire album. So, what’s to regret? #4 Clearly her major fans will be the predominant consumers. In addition, she offered them 4 album packages for pre-order.

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    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @Bougie Kid, LOL! People complaining about Best Buy being to far??? REALLY THO? I don’t believe that lie for one bit.

    If companies haven’t been successful with the sales of re-releases then why would labels be re-releasing albums knowing they aren’t doing well?. That would mean the label would be wasting money.

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  6. Radical X

    @TheTruthIsTruTea, Seems to me like you aren’t a fan of either. You are a true bandwagon fan and when Nicki’s not hot no more you’ll be saying fuck Nicki and move onto the next trendy female rapper. Smh.

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  7. chris shorts

    i love her i do but i still find it crazy disrespectful (not saying i want beef) that when Lil goes on the forever ask her about nicki and never about what shes doing but when nicki is on its a totally different story like they so bias for nicki ,.. but her i guess

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    justsaying Reply:

    @chris shorts, In all fairness kim doesn’t REALLY have anything going on……so it makes sense to ask kim about the beef, especially since she was the more vocal one and had the most to gain form it

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    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @justsaying, She’s working on new music, that right there is enough for them to talk about. What did Kim gain from the Nicki “beef”? If you ask me she got more HATE then anything.

    I always felt like the Nicki/Kim situation was as big as it was because of the media! including “The Breakast Club”.

    Look at how they(The Breakast Club) invited Kim and Charli Baltimore to the station at the same time knowing they didn’t get along, SMH!

    That whole station is nothin but trouble makers, and the fans eat that sh*t up like it’s candy.

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    justsaying Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*TCH, I sad had not has more to gain, she didn’t capitalize like she should have by putting out music…..kim is working on music here and there, but be real, nick has put out how many songs since the beef died down compared to the handful kim put out! kim has been fairly lazy on the music side

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    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @justsaying, Lil Kim has been in the game for 10+ years, for her to be able to release songs “here and there” with no label and still go on tours etc… is far from lazy in my opinion.

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    Justsaying Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*TCH, she went on one club tour and let’s not get on here music of this decade…but you are entitled to your own opinion

    Butta Calls it Reply:

    @justsaying, Also Nicki HAS to work that hard. I don’t care how often you see her on the TV screen. She is falling apart at the seams. Target and Walmart won’t even stock her. Reloaded tanked so bad they had to rerelease. She’s working her ass off. Lil Kim can cough and trend on twitter 15 years later. Thats fame.

    And as for her taxes. 3 days after they announced it her taxes were paid. 1 mill. That ain’t broke.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*TCH, I’m sick of hearing that ‘she’s working on new music’ …bitch has been working on it for damn near 5 years and has nothing to show. That’s why people are asking about Nicki. Kim is boring as F*** though

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    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @TheOnlyOne, I could careless about what your “sick” of hearing. Kim stated herself that she wasn’t able to release music because she had some legal trouble.

    And for the past 5 years? really tho? stop reaching! and even if she has been working on music for the past “5 years” that still gives them no reason to be still talking about a “beef” that happend years ago. 2008 she came out with her mixtape “MS.GOAT”, she did “dancing with the stars” in 2009 and released the single “Download”. “Black Friday(the song)” came out in 2010, with the mixtape following right after in 2011 along with the song “I am not the one”. and in 2012 she released “If you love me” and the song with Young Jeezy “Keys to the city” leaked online. She did the “Queen Bee” tour and not to mention she did some songs for Fred The Godson’s mixtape and Tiffany Foxx as well.

    She hasn’t been missing in action that much.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*TCH, but where’s her album though? Legal trouble=she aint paying her taxes coz she broke. Wouldn’t an album fix that? Coz you know her tour aint winning when Nickis playing a sold out arena out here in New Zealand tomorrow…Kim could never.

    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @TheOnlyOne Lol! Ask yourself a question, “What does not paying her taxes have to do with her making music”? NOTHING! Her not paying her taxes isn’t anything common, 99% of celebs don’t pay em.

    And as far as her tour not “winning”, that’s a lie.

    The fact that she went on tour from May till September without ANY new music seem’s like she’s winning to me, lots of artist can’t do that.

    Not only that, but the tour also got reviews from Billboard, Rashaud Thomas from (NBC New York), MTV, The Source, Bene Viera from (VH1), and Los Angeles Times. and they were all GOOD reviews at that.

    And it’s not that Kim could “never”, it’s that Kim “already has”. REMEMBER THAT!

    Butta Calls it Reply:

    @justsaying, Nicki claims she “took the title” during the course of the beef. Also she patterened herself after Kim in a stalkerish kind of way. She lost a lot of respect in the streets because of her terrible diss albums. The reason that Lil Kim has “more to gain” from the beef is that she performed better. Exposure both to Nicki’s lyrics and Actions in comparison to Kim would take her apart.

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  8. Speechless

    Does anyone know the sales predictions for the re-up?

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    Shade Reply:

    @Speechless, 30k-50k prob.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Shade, lol omg

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    Anna Reply:

    @SdotB, it’s not shade. Katy Perry did 80k. That’s good for a rerelease.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Anna, little girl stop following me, go somewhere and sit down…

    Those figures are HORRIBLE and FLOP-ISH, especially for an artist of her caliber who has taken no breaks since she came out…

    All her stans thought that this was gonna be a #1 album, but now that the time has come…u all are makin excuses with “it’s a re-release” and that’s good…please, if that’s the case, she shoulda never released this, it’s a waste of money…make a mixtape just like DJ Envy said and move on…her whole reasoning for not making a mixtape was so dumb…anyway, this will FLOP and she is losing money, the end.

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    Anna Reply:

    @SdotB, NOBODY predicted it was going number 1. It doesn’t matter what her caliber is, a rerelease is never expected to pass the 100k mark. If you’re not buying it dont worry about it. You seem like a BIG hater.

    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @SdotB, Re-releases never do well, obviously, that’s why Target aint selling it. The last ones didnt sell much (eg Katy Perry). If you listen to the barbz on twitter, all of the stores across the country have sold out of the Re-Up, so it will sell as much as it possibly can, restricted by shipments.
    Die hard fans like me, and those who would buy a re-release are also less likely to just buy from iTunes, we want the hardcopy with the poster and shit

    Butta Calls it Reply:

    @SdotB, You rerelease an album and put EIGHT new songs on it….that’s a third album. Idgaf what anyone says. It should be counted as a new album and this one is going straight wood.

    Walter Reply:

    @Anna, go ahead and make excuses lol ya nicki “stans” so subjective. I love nicki as an artist but i dont need to make excuses for her all the time.

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  9. @princeracquan

    NICKI IS FUCKIN BOSS ! . . . .

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  10. nicko

    SHE’s The boss!! QUEEN NICKI

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  11. Mb92

    I love how Nicki got them together lol Love it… That ugly black guy in the corner always have to mention his dislike for Ciara.. Why?

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  12. x

    theres not one song of her that will stand the test of time…NOT FUCKIN ONE.

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    Shade Reply:

    @x, PLEASE, Superbass is still slaying the radio after 2 year of it’s release.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Shade, FUCK THAT BITCH, SHE JUST A TRENDING TOPIC, NOT NO DAM JAY-Z OR ICON. JUST A ARROGANT ASS HOE!…..
    (deep puffs on L)

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @x, even if that is the case, there are no female rappers that can claim that.
    In fact, hardly any of todays artists can

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    Life Reply:

    @TheOnlyOne, Lauryn Hill, Lil Kim, and Missy Elliott can, in fact Lisa “Lefteye” Lopes and some others can as well.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @Life, Internationally though? Coz I don’t live in America and we haven’t had any female rapper on the radio since Missy Elliot came with Lose Control back in 2002/3…
    and trust that those songs aren’t playing anymore here…

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    TakeTheseFactsB*TCH Reply:

    @TheOnlyOne, But “Lose Control” came out in 2005…. smfh! and not only that but Missy Elliott’s single “Ching-a-Ling” which came out in 2008 charted in Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, and the UK. and “Shake Your Pom Pom” charted in the UK as well.

    Lil Kim’s single “Whoa”(2006) (which didn’t even get that much promo) charted in the UK.

    Almost EVERY female rapper has charted “internationally”. All of Missy Elliott, Lil Kim, and Eve’s albums have charted in the UK, Japan, etc..

    Hell… even “My Neck My Back” by Khia charted in Australia, Canada, Europe, Germany, Ireland, and the UK… Lol.. So you have no argument…

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  13. Audrey Hepburn

    Her ego trip is beyond desperate.

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  14. Kelly

    I love the BC Dj Envy always keeps it really..

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  15. AllAmerykhanBoy

    Lmaoo she’s perfection

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    SdotB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, yeah that’s why she wears a costume every day…

    smdh

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @SdotB, yeah she can chuck on ugly ass weaves and clothes and still look better than you

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  16. B

    Nicki had the Breakfast Club in check! which is impressive considering most artist walk up in there lookin scared lol

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  17. Vicki Visaj

    Vicki Visaj is in a free game on the App Store called Rapper Run which came out this week is this a coincidence or what? (^_^)

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  18. Diego

    Lmao she supposed to be hottest thing out so her Stan’s say I would think the retailers would stock up lmao she knows her 15 min are up and this begins her downfall lol

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    RDK Reply:

    @Diego, Lol Lol ya Lol Lol you d-mn ignorant f-ck what are you laughing at man you haters just sat there make up stuff in yall brain and think it,s reality,so delusional.

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  19. georgia23

    You know what… I LOVED it. I feel like if I take my job seriously and I try to come out with things that I consistently put my heart into, DO YOUR RESEARCH. Know what’s up before you question me. People think that it’s wrong to be assertive that way but it’s really simple. VALUE YOURSELF! Know your worth and don’t allow anybody to try to downgrade you. If they don’t like it, TOO BAD. I MIGHT just go out and buy the album for this interview. I got respect for her.

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    Os Reply:

    @georgia23, Co-Sign.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Os, oh please, Nicki NEEDS The Breakfast Club way more than they need her…TBC is a force when it comes to artist’s music, #1 morning show in NY, syndicated, and if they don’t play ur music that’s a big chunk of people who won’t hear it…so Nicki better be greatful that TBC is in her corner and always plays her music and NEVER has anything negative to say about her…fukk being valued, she’s ALWAYS valued by TBC…they still had valid questions for the interview, but Nicki through a fit because she wanted to talk about something else…

    Regardless of how “Hot” u are now, as an artist, u still need to be humble…especially when it comes to SUCCESSFUL DJ’s and STATIONS b/c they play a big part in ur career…the fact that she went on there and acted out was a testimony to her immaturity, unprofessionalism, and non-humbleness…

    She thought she was over there teaching them a leason, they don’t care to watch ALL her videos and research EVERYTHING about her, she should’ve known that about TBC…they’re on their game but they’re not ones to kiss a.z.z. and follow artist’s lives either…most of the time they interview someone they don’t know lots of info, that’s why they ASK THE QUESTIONS IN THE INTERVIEW…Nicki is so stupid that she forgot the point of an interview is not knowing the answers before hand, that’s why they ask the questions!!!!

    She just didn’t want to answer so she through a tantrum as an excuse to have shyt her way, as usual…

    I was a huge Nicki fan but she rubs me the wrong way more and more every single time!!

    P.S. This is exactly why u won’t find her CD at most stores, b/c they don’t wanna sell her shyt…she needs to stop burning bridges and putting on this negative persona if she wants people to sell her product…now this is gonna be another FLOP!!!!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @SdotB, through=threw* ;-)

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    Anna Reply:

    @SdotB, girl shutup. Writing a damn paragraph for no reason.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Anna, but ur dumb azz read the WHOLE THING…

    “Anna” lol, sound like some silly little white girl lmao…go sit down and be quiet!!

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    Andy Reply:

    @SdotB, Blah blah blah

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    Oh Reply:

    @SdotB, She jsut probably get TIRED of the same OL questione every interview.

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  20. SdotB

    The whole explanation of “Best Buy and other major retailers don’t wanna sell a re-release” sounds like a load of crap…Nicki stop makin excuses, especially if Target is ur major retailer and they know ur a successful artist, they should’ve had no problem stocking ur cd’s…if they’re so worried about “not selling because it’s a re-release”, what about ALL the countless artists who generally don’t sell at all???? They’re all still stocked on the shelves of Target and Best Buy!!…I’m sorry but that explanation doesn’t sound valid AT ALL…I was wondering why every Target and Best Buy I went to this week didn’t have the CD…when I asked the employees if they had the album in stock, they didn’t even know the album was supposed to be released this week…they kept telling me it was gonna be out next week…lol the fact that not even the employees know about ur re-release is sad…

    I personally think that they just decided not to sell her records just like some decided not to sell Chris Brown’s…because they have no general interest in the artist anymore…just sayin

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    OOPS Reply:

    @SdotB, It is an excuse. Whether or not her album is stocked in Best Buy, her album should be Top 10 on iTunes based on all of her promotion. Considering the fact that she says it is under stocked in stores, the digital version should be getting a LOT more sales. WEAK.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @OOPS, EXACTLY!! I can read right through Nicki and her false accusations and excuses!!

    That’s the reason why she threw a tantrum and wanted DJ Envy to have ALL the new songs queued up on his playlist, b/c she needed the songs to be publicized over the airwaves since no retailers are selling it lol…she’s starting to feel the pressure lol

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    Oh Reply:

    @SdotB, What I dont understand is how is she gonna FLOP from a RE-release. The sales will only add to her 2nd album sales. And most people dont BUY re-releases anyways.

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    TheOnlyOne Reply:

    @SdotB, Um. They didn’t even wanna sell Frank Oceans album because it was released online earlier…it has nothing to do with them thinking she is a flop

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    Justine Reply:

    @SdotB, Isn’t it the record label, YMCMB, who decides to distribute the record to the retailer? How does the retailer lose if the record doesn’t sell? Don’t they just return the unsold records to the record label?

    It sounds like YMCMB didn’t want to risk over-distribution as they did with PFRR. They still have 300K of those unsold cds. She wouldn’t be doing major promotion if she weren’t expecting a top #5 opening.

    This sounds fishy.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Justine, She did say that she was working on having the album in stores like Target and Wal-mart. That story is still kinda rocky but hey if she says it’s like that then it is.

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    music 101 Reply:

    @Justine, Young Money is not the distributor. and Nicki has nothing to do with distributing the music to stores her distributors do.

    The retailer not wanting to shelve the record because re re leases don’t typically do well is not too far fetched.

    Nicki should have nver re released this album in teh first place.

    Re releases are for an artist who suddenly gets a buzz stronger than they had at a previous time and they record new music that they want their new and old fans to hear before they re release albums.

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    Oh Reply:

    @music 101, I agree, Nicki should’ve just made this an EP instead of trying to save the PF:RR sales. Or just dropped a mixtape early 2013 with these songs, then put out her 3rd album late 2013 or 2014

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  21. Girl Bye

    im not a nicki fan but i agree with what she said about the breakfast club and their unprofessionalism…However her whole demeanor was tacky and i commend DJ envy for keeping it 100…cuz Charlymane was just kissing ass cuz he was intimidated..and nicki was just throwing shots at that girl and she came back at nicki (especially insinuating that she changed since she got rich)

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Girl Bye, Co-Sign…actually, I don’t think it was unprofessional that they didn’t watch the video before hand…the video just now came out this week, so it’s understandable…maybe they just didn’t get the chance to watch it yet

    P.S…The Breakfast Club is as big as it is because of their “unprofessionalism”…they’re the #1 morning show in NY…They do silly things and they may seem unprofessional, but they are on they p’s and q’s when it comes to interviews!!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @SdotB, Their*

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  22. You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave?

    I have tried to like her. Each new song she releases besides “the Boys”—which is only good due to Cassie’s verses to me, is terrible. I can’t stand her hair, her clothes, her act and now this attitude. Btch please. I could understand some of her angst, but sht just chill the attitude. I cannot stand her and no longer will I be willing to give her a chance. Her first album was better than her last two. And I like Charlamagne, but damn, he stay with his lips glued to her ass. I’m waiting for someone to grow a pair openly speak out about disliking Wayne & Nicki, too many people are jock ridin them like they are the best or talented when they aren’t

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    SdotB Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, Although I still like some of her new music, I 100% agree with u on that her attitude is just wayyyyy too much…I feel that Lil Wayne and Nicki think they’re like gods and above and beyone everyone and everything…it’s disgusting!!

    And my skin crawls to see some of Nicki’s actions, her facial expressions seem so fake and acted out, and the whole “look at myself in the mirror” thing is just way outta hand…smh

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    SdotB Reply:

    @SdotB, beyone=beyond*

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    You Mad 'Cause I Don't D--k-Ride Ya Fave? Reply:

    @SdotB, Right! I watched their two Ne-Yo interviews and he is so humble, he can take a joke and be so down to earth. They kept making bald headed jokes and he laughed with them. There is a way to do business without being a prick. She plays the race/gender card too much for me as well. I’m just done with her, I wanted to like her, but, I just can’t. I only liked three songs from Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and “the Boys” from PF:RR-TR-U.

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    Justine Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, Nicki always play the gender card but uses her tits and ass to sell records.

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    music 101 Reply:

    @You Mad ‘Cause I Don’t D–k-Ride Ya Fave?, Actually neyo is hardly humble. Have you heard him making his unneccesary comments and remarks about other artist. Lets not get carried away.

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  23. chitown

    Nicki is trash ..she can’t even
    sell cd’s….lil kim is still the queen!

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  24. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    Why she keeps on talking about Mariah Carey?

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    Shade Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, because they keep asking.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA’LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL, Because she knows that’s more relevant than this FLOP re-release lol

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  25. Shade

    This SBDOT person stays on this post, like bye.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Shade, wow I get a shout out? Thank you! lol…

    The fact that I made a few comments got u mad?This is a blog site that allows people to write comments, and I’m not the only person who wrote more than 1 comment on this post…so stop riding my dyck and go sit down, u fool!

    lol @ me getting a shout out from a pressed fool, haha

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Shade, and the name’s “SdotB” not SBDOT u illiterate retard!! BYE BYE TO U!!

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  26. KOS-MOS-18

    I had to go to Hastings to get the Re Up, I saw the Re Up on Target’s website, but when I got to the store, they weren’t selling it :/ thank God for Hastings lol

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  27. KentuckyFDerby

    “At the end of the day….”

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  28. The Ignorance is Real

    @flawda, Nicki’s been putting in work since 2002. Jay-z since 1988, actually. It took Jay 8 years to gain enough fame to drop Reasonable Doubt (in 1996) and move units. Same for Nicki (2002-2010). She may not be the Female Jay-Z now, but give it a few more years. If she keeps making the smart business decisions she is, she will be.

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  29. Walter

    Damn I love this chick as an artist and I’m so proud of her come up and what’s she accomplished but she’s so bratty sometimes. Like girl, I get you want to be a boss but it’s no need for an attitude, there’s ways of getting your point across without coming off so vicious. If a man was to sit there and do the same thing I’d be very annoyed as well. I guess she needs to be abrasive to maintain her success but as a fan looking in it’s turning me off and this is a public appearance not an edited show so she should be more conscious. I’m not even going to get started about “Freedom” and her constant demand to be recognized as the one and only female … no one better…constantly boasting yet…I’m opening doors. lol its so passive aggressive and hypocritical. I’m sure there’s still a slice of humble pie in her fridge but if she continues this way she’s going to end up being just like the other ungrateful divas in the industry.

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    AllAmerykhanBoy Reply:

    @Walter, That’s exactly why she’s not being cautious because she’s in a public appearance with people that she knows and had conversations with before for years. You don’t see her going on GMA and Tim Westwood and on Night Line giving attitude because those people don’t really know her that well and those people have more white people who watches that. There’s just a time and place for everything if I’m with people I know I’m gonna speak to them differently than I do when I’m speaking to people who don’t know me so well.

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  30. Kaz

    I’m pretty sure re-packaging your old CD hardly a year after its initial release is setting yourself up for failure.

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  31. ermm

    For those saying that shes using the excuse that its a re-release, could you name a re-release that did really well??

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    music 101 Reply:

    @ermm, Lady gagas did well but it did well because of what I said up top. She garnered a big buzz and re released the album because she recorded new music and used it to market the older album that didn’t have the buzz before.

    Nicki’s team or whoever decided on re releasing this album was gave her bad advice.

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  32. CiaraFan

    ALL THIS BITCH DO IS LIE LIE LIE LIE THIS BITCH TIME IS UP SHE IS BORING HER ALBUM ONLY SOLD 30K

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    music 101 Reply:

    @CiaraFan, and what ciara’s last album sold?

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    Nicki fan Reply:

    @CiaraFan, Watever!!!!!Like I said stop Hatin’.Hater in da house!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  33. ?

    How does she not want to talk about Va Va Voom “because she’s promoting The Re-Up” when it’s ON The Re-Up..

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    music 101 Reply:

    @?, Nickis agenda was clearly to show this audience she has not turned pop. I think she sees the downfalls of going to pop

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  34. KentuckyFDerby

    Everyone knows she a gimmick.

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  35. music 101

    Anyway I don’t feel Nicki was all the way wrong here. She had valid points. her approach could have been different but every one is not perfect when it coems to delivering the message Even some of you criticizing her can’t even get your message across on the internet to perfect strangers that have no bearing on your life in a mature manner. So you should know it is not easy.

    I think Nicki felt hurt that they claimed to be her biggest supporters and didn’t even care to watch her new video before her coming on. I also think something about a Dj clue interview sparked this behavior (she mentioned it)

    It was nice of her to give Angela her perfume. But in the end they were all smiles and giggles (except for Envy but he has female tendancies anyway) so whats the problem?

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    #teamminaj Reply:

    @music 101, exactly they were laughing at the end of the interview people making it out of something its not

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  36. Stre3t Danc@

    Wow she really told em tho.. how can yo not watch her latest video and sh!t.. I agree that European radios are more knowledgeable while doing their interviews

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  37. p

    ok fair enough the stores may not want to stock your album but why isn’t it hitting the itunes top 10? it should sell digitally if anything.

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  38. O

    Welp..um mean target nd bestbuy are big selling markets for most musicians ,but its not the end of the world; a hard copy? There are plently of online music stores that carry both physical and digital copies of her album. It’s understanable that she wants more shipped out ,but its a re-release Its not meant to sell much , Im guessing her last album didn’t do the numbers she wanted? alwell, stay strong nick!

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  39. Andy

    LOL, really who tell Nicki to re-release this sh*t????? The songs in The Re-Up are very good (with a few exceptions, of course), why not wait for the third album??? And really, she need to change of topic cuz that sh*t of being the best… like if we don’t know that already.

    PF:RR didn’t sell well cuz that damn album has too much filler songs. Really, I would say bye bye to SITL, PtA, Whip It, Automatic, BS, Gun Shot, Stupid Hoe, and some rap songs (save them for the third album). Also, who hip hop fan would buy an album with more pop than hip hop??? Please Nicki, fire the half of your stupid team!!!

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  40. Nicki Fan

    Don’t hate on Nicki.Even though she had no reason cursingg out Mariah Carey she’s a cool chick.Haters stop hatin’ cuz imma Barbie fan.Luv u Nicki!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Tony

    Having the phone in her hand the whole time was kinda rude…

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  42. Pour boomz RearzTues

    wonderful interview

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