Nelly Low On Pimp Juice, Blames Label For Pathetic Sales
Nelly sold 30 million records at the beginning of the aughts.
Now he blames his label for his recent sales shellacking.
Released on Nov. 16, his latest album, 5.0, sold a measly 63,000 copies in it’s first week.
The “Pimp Juice” rapper took to Twitter to air out his record label, Universal/ Motown, for a lack of promotion.
“A record deal is a 50/50 partnership!,” Nelly tweeted. “As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they [the 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
When a artist doesn’t deliver sufficient material [the artist] gets [their] budget cut for next album or worse dropped from the label!
So not only is the label ur partner but also disciplinarian and 90 percent of the time the one who decides if the partnership continues!
No doubt wen a artist doesn’t deliver a song that does crack top of the charts or even top10 the label is quick to say artist didn’t deliver
So intern the artist must bare [sic] the brunt of that failure and take responsibility and consequences as handed out by his or her label!!
So who fault is it when a artist gives the label not only a #1 hit but there first top40 #1 n label history! sell 2mill n singles n 2.5month
Who should be held responsible wen a artist has a history for selling records so its not like a new artist n no1 knows his r her name?
Benefit of the doubt: Maybe no1 wants to hear music from that artist?well if that was true then the artist would not have a #1 song!
Benefit of the doubt:Maybe no1 is checking 4 the artist anymore? Well if that was true then how do u explain selling 2mill singles n 2.5month was.”