Nicki Minaj Is Worried
The rapper is apparently anxious to see how she sells in the first-week sales...
He told VIBE Magazine: "She was worrying about first week. She was like, 'Drake sold 463,000, what you think I'ma sell?’ As if she gonna sell less. I explained to her, 'You know a lot of the press and the media really got it brainwashed with first week sales. Bieber went on to sell 2 million and Bieber might have only sold 17,000 the first week. Juvenile sold like 30,000 his first week of 400 Degreez and went on to sell 6 million. I don't know what happened to working the record and making sure that the artist reaches a certain point.
“I'd rather the end number be higher than the beginning. These days, it's all about, ‘Let me do 500,000, or a million the first week.’ Don't get caught up in what Wayne did. You don't want your pinnacle to be your first-week sales. Then everything's downhill from there and then what? I don't care if you sell 10 the first week and you go on to sell 5 million. We did better than the person that sold 300 the first week."