Maybe the holiday spirit is getting to Nicki Minaj. The controversial, feud-starting rapper has ended her beef with radio station Hot 97. According to reports, Minaj is set to host Hot 97’s “Christmas Extravaganza” event held on Christmas Day at Webster Hall in Manhattan.
This nice behavior is a definite change in attitude from a new weeks ago, when Minaj asked the radio station to stop playing her music following a negative comment by DJ Peter Rosenberg.
Over the summer, Rosenberg made a comment about Minaj at Hot 97′s Summer Jam concert, stating: “I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later – I’m not talking to y’all right now…I’m here to talk about real hip-hop.”
Minaj pulled her performance immediately, and began a war with the station, defending her right to produce pop singles like “Starships.” A few weeks ago, Hot 97′s program director, Ebro, argued Rosenberg’s comment ultimately rang true, as evidenced by the weak sales of Minaj’s latest release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up, saying that the recent re-release was a failed attempt to reconnect with her hip-hop audience.
Nicki then called into the station to reignite her Hot 97 feud and requested they stop playing her music all together.
Now that Minaj is hosting the Christmas concert, Rosenberg hopes the feud is past them. “I had nothing to do with this concert personally and I doubt that she would want it to have much to do with me personally, but it is definitely a dead issue on my end,” he told the website. “Not even to be polite or political — I sincerely like Nicki’s rapping a lot. She has only had a few songs that I disliked and one of them [‘Starships’] happened to be the one that caused all of this.”
Rosenberg continued, “But the station still supports her and always will… I really hope we get to talk one day and have a laugh about the whole thing.”