We have been transported back to the heyday's of hip hop when they all had "beef" with one another. This time Nicki Minaj and a DJ from Hot 97 are in the center of it all.
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Ms. Minaj pulled out of the radio station's Summer Jam concert on Sunday (the same day of the concert) after radio personality Peter Rosenberg called her single Starships "bullshit" and not "real hip-hop."
The hip-hop artist called in to the radio station on Monday and spoke to DJ Flex to clear things up:
"It's not about his opinion, because I have opinions about DJs on Hot 97 and I have opinions on Hot 97," she said. "But when it's about us uniting people (for) your show, I wouldn't dare come on your stage and say something negative about Hot 97, leading up to that concert," she told the radio host.
"My fans at Summer Jam didn't appreciate his comments, nor did my fans who were watching the live stream appreciate his comments," she added. "This is streaming to the world. Nicki Minaj opened up that stream to show to kids in London and Paris. It was hosted on my website and those requests came from your station. I posted the links."
The heat started when Lil Wayne tweeted: "Young Money ain't doing summer jam," after he heard what Rosenberg had said. Flex countered Nicki in saying that they should have dealt with the issue internally and not rile up fans on Twitter.
Nicki responded by saying: "I don't go against the president of my label. Before I had New York radio,I had Wayne. I will never go against Wayne. I can't believe after all these years, he's still teaching me. After a man goes onstage and disrespects me and tries to rile people up, I still was going on that stage, and shame on me. Lil Wayne gave me a valuable lesson in self-worth. He tweeted before he called me, and when I spoke to him he said, 'Nick, we ain't doing that show.' "
DJ Flex, jokingly, attempted to get an apology out of Minaj to which she replied: "Excuse me?" No radio station that allowed someone to disrespect me is getting an apology."
The radio station's program director Ebro Darden weighed on the Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Morning Show saying that this beef goes way back before Rosenberg's Starships comments. We suspect that things are not going to get better when Darden makes remakes like "we support records people don't like."
That last comment makes us wonder, how many other trash singles come up on the radio that they "support?" Payola anybody?
In any case, it looks like Nicki is going to put on a free show for all her Barbz, coming soon.
What do you think of this feud? Was Nicki right in getting upset and dropping out?