Nelly‘s latest album, “5.0,” was released earlier this month — selling 63k in its first week — and the rapper isn’t happy with the number. He took to twitter to vent about his frustrations with his label, Universal Motown.
“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 1 who catches 90% of the blame.”
Nelly continued his rant, tweeting, “If u only ship 200 thound [thousand] of an album how many are u f#cking tryen [sic] to sell? The artists does control that nor does he or she control marketing.”
I heard Nelly’s album and I wasn’t mad at it, but that’s just my opinion. What do you think? Is Nelly right? Or has his ship sailed? Leave your comments below.