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Nelly Blames Record Label for Poor Album Promotion

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In a series of thirteen detailed tweets on Saturday (Nov. 27) Nelly outlined his frustrations with the label, before getting some agreeable feedback from fans.

“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!” he began. “Thing about the partnership is that in the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the 1 who catches 90% of the blame. When a artist doesn’t deliver sufficient material they (artist) gets its budget cut for next album or worse dropped from the label!”

“So not only is the label ur partner but also disciplinarian and 90% of the time, the one who decides if the partnership continues!” he continued. “No doubt wen [sic] 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 the brunt of that failure and take responsibility and consequences as handed out by his or her label!!”

During his venting session, Nelly reminded fans that he has already proven himself to be a top-selling artist, and noted that the album has already scored a No. 1 spot on the charts with the track ‘Just a Dream,’ despite the fact that few people seem to know it has been released. “If the music wasn’t good how do u get to #1 and 2.5mill!!” he wrote. “But if folks say they didn’t even no wen the album came out????? If u only ship 200 thousand of an album how many are u f—ing tryen to sell?? Every1 luvs da album n say its crazy!So wen u hear folks say they didnt no it was out, or there were hardly any n the store!WTF?”

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