Nicki Minaj Cancels Summer Jam – Lil’ Wayne threw a monkey wrench in Hot 97’s Summer Jam Set by banning all Young Money affiliates, namely Nicki Minaj, from performing at the annual rap extravaganza an hour before the headlining Barbs was to hit the stage on Sunday.
Why did Wayne make the executive decision an hour before show time?
Word got back to the Young Money President that Hot 97 Morning Show host Peter Rosenberg had made less-than-stellar comments about the Harajuku Barbie.
“I know there’s some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later, I’m not talking to y’all right now. F— that bullsh–. I’m here to talk about real hip-hop sh–,” the oft-controversial Rosenberg said while playing to the crowd at the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, according to MTV.com.
Wayne confirmed via Twitter: “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.”
The “Starships” rapper who was excited about the headlining-history-in-the-making with Drake, Tyga, Beenie Man, 2 Chainz with rumored features from veteran Foxy Brown along with Nas and Lauryn Hill quickly changed her tone.
“Wow. U niggaz just fu**ed up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB,” Nicki later tweeted.
“I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against Wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Reportedly, a simple apology could have derailed the fiasco. While that never materialized, Lauryn and Nas performed their reminiscent cut, “If I Ruled The World” in lieu of the failed surprise attempt.
Do you think Wayne overreacted to Rosenberg’s comments? Or should Rosenberg have apologized because he shouldn’t have dissed the headlining act?