Lauryn Hill cleared up rumors around Nicki Minaj’s Hot 97 Summer Jam no show on Twitter today. As previously reportedly Nicki pulled out at the last minute after Young Money boss Lil Wayne declared a no-show over DJ Peter Rosenberg’s comment. It was previously believed Nicki’s special guests were Nas, Lauryn Hill and others. However Ms. Hill wanted her fans to know that was not the case, while still defending Nicki Minaj’s decision.
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Well said. Watch Lauryn’s performance below and see photos of Nicki Minaj at the after-party.