Nelly recently spoke about the issues he has with his label Universal Motown, mainly over the low sales due to small shipments of his new "5.0" album. Taking to his twitter account, Nelly went on a rant.
"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 1who 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! Nodoubt wen 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!!" (Karen Civil)
Nelly – Footage (Speaks On Low Sales Of 5.0)