Nicki Minaj was due to perform at last night’s Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in New York City. She was scheduled to appear on stage just before headliners Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. But following a slur from Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg, Lil Wayne, Minaj’s boss at the Young Money label, pulled his artists out of the event.
Just before he introduced Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar, Rosenberg fired a shot at Minaj and a track called “Starships” from her new album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. “Where is all my real Hip-Hop fans, not that starships,” he said. He is also reported to have called the rapper’s hit “wack.” Moments later, Lil Wayne responded through Twitter and pulled all his Young Money artists out of the concert. “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam,” he wrote.
Young Money rapper Tyga went ahead with his performance despite Weezy’s tweet, but Minaj elected to remain off stage. She too resorted to Twitter to vent her anger at the way the evening had unfolded and to give her support to Lil Wayne’s decision. “Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken,” she wrote. Later she continued, “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Rosenberg, whose comments first ignited the situation, also joined the conversation on Twitter. “Tonight just got interesting g,” he wrote. But it didn’t, really. To compensate for Minaj’s absence the other performers lengthened their sets, and the concert continued quite seamlessly. [AllHipHop]