The head honcho sat down with MTV News to explain his swift actions and insists his issue was the radio station’s DJ, Peter Rosenberg’s, lack of respect for his artist, the Harajuku Barbie, when he dissed the rappers ‘Starships’ cut before Nicki was set to go on stage.
“That’s a female; first and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.”
Rosenberg ignited all the uproar, while introducing an opening act, he told an audience of 2,000, “I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with ‘Starships’ later…I’m not talking to y’all now. F–k that bulls–t.”
Lil’ Wayne suggests the “Super Bass” rapper didn’t take the words all too well.
“As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything,” the “Lollipop” MC added. “I pulled her from the show because…no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”
The “Stunt Like My Daddy” rapper thought it was reckless to invite Minaj to headline the show and then throw shade.
“I expect the red carpet, in her manner; the pink carpet should be laid out for her,” he remarked. “It’s just an executive move—no salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings.”
“I feel like a woman should be respected at all times, therefore I made the right decision,” he said.
Are you surprised by Wayne’s explanation?