Nelly Next In Line To Come At Nicki Minaj and Universal Records

29 Nov

Over the weekend, rapper Nelly took to Twitter and vented his frustration with his record label, Universal Records, for failing to promote his latest album, Nelly 5.0. Allegedly, Universal only shipped 200,000 albums to record stores. Sandra Rose reports that a source, who is close to Nelly’s camp, confidentially told her that Universal Records allocated most of Nelly’s marketing budget to promote up-and-comer Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday. According to Sandra Rose, “The source said Nelly was frustrated with the lack of promotion by Universal which led to decreased consumer awareness of his album. The source also said Nicki’s album took top priority over Nelly’s even though the critics say Nelly’s album is much better than Pink Friday. The source claimed some of Nelly’s promotional budget also went to maintain Nicki Minaj’s ‘image,’ which I took to mean her extensive plastic surgery, including hydrogel butt injections.”  Nelly 5.0 was released on November 12 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart, selling 63,000 copies in the first week.  But on Saturday, Nelly took to his Twitter page to publicly lash out at Universal Records (and by extension, Nicki) with tweets like this:

 Check out @Nelly_Mo on Twitter to see his rant towards Universal records

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