The Shade: Nicki Minaj Denied Entry Into Her Album Release Party
Celebrities experience varying levels of shade when clubbing in Manhattan, but Nicki Minaj got the ultimate cold shoulder, at her own party. According to the Huffington Post, Minaj was denied entry to her album release party at Greenhouse nightclub in New York City, Tuesday (Nov. 20).
The venue is owned by the same people who run WIP, the club launched into the national spotlight over a bottle-throwing brawl between Chris Brown and Drake.
Minaj and her entourage of roughly 25 people rolled up to the club at around 3:30 a.m. and were promptly shut down. “The cops denied [Minaj] access saying the venue was capacity,” said a witness. “She tried to celebrate with fans but was turned away at the door.”
Knowing how clubs work, Minaj was probably let in eventually.
The party was in celebration of her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up album which dropped at the top of the week. In an interview with Power 105.1's The Breakfast Club, the rapper expressed concern over retailers not wanting to buy copies of the re-release. “It's hard to get the album because the store's basically said that the last few re-releases they had put out did not do well, and they didn't want to take a chance.”
Sales predictions for The Re-Up have not been released, but the No. 1 spot on Billboard's album charts will be filled by Rihanna, whose Unapologetic album is expected to sell up to 260,000 copies in its first week.
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