Monday, November 29, 2010


Well Nelly's not happy these days.

His latest project, '5.0', debuted November 16th and took the #10 spot on the Billboard's Top 200 albums. However, it only sold 63k in it's first week. In comparison, label mate Kanye sold 530k of 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' the following week Nicki Minaj's 'Pink Friday' also sold over 400k in it's first week.

Nelly vented via Twitter about Motown/Universal's lack of marketing for his album.

The rapper tweeted, "A record deal is a 50/50 partnership!As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they(record company) can sell,Thing about the partnership is that n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50!the artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame."

He continued tweeting saying, "If u only ship 200 thound [thousand] of an album how many are u f#cking tryen [sic] to sell?? the artist does control that nor does he or she control marketing."

GV Says: Does anyone remember when Nelly was a proponent of taking breaks between albums and making sure you don't wear out gotta make them miss you he said. SMH.....that didn't turn out so good for my boy. How about strike while the iron's hot.

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