Waah, waah, waah.
According to him, his album sales have been slow because he is being blackballed by retailers. Of course, I’m sure it didn’t cross his mind that maybe people just don’t like him anymore.
But I don’t like being the bearer of bad news.
Who am I kidding, of course I do. But he wasn’t done fussing yet:
“JUST WAS AT WALMART IN Wallingford CT,844 north colony.. the didnt even have my album in the back… not on shelves, saw for myself.”
Billboard.com decided to investigate for themselves. According to surveys and store visits, Best Buy, Wal-Mart and others all have the album. So there.
I spent a lot of time shopping last week and I saw plenty of copies of that coaster lying around. I wouldn’t mind getting a copy to review but I’m not going to spend my hard-earned money on it, especially on the same week the Clipse’s new album was released (rap fans, after reading this post go get that album immediately).
Maybe that’s the problem. His sales woes might not be because the music industry is out to get him – maybe his stuff just sucks. His new single, “Crawl,” gives me acid reflux. Plus, he lost most of his fan base (i.e., little girls who don’t know any better) after the Rihanna fiasco. Still, “I Can Transform Ya,” did pretty well and Graffiti is projected to sell 100,000 copies in its first week, which isn’t horrible but is a huge dropoff from his last release.
Chris better stop complaining about Wal-Mart if he knows what’s good for him. At this rate, he’s already on track to wear a blue smock and hand out smiley-face stickers to little kids at a SuperCenter near you.