Nicki Minaj Cancels Concert After DJ Slams 'Starships'
Lil Wayne, who heads up Minaj's Young Money label, pulled all his artists from Hot 97's Summer Jam Festival on Sunday.
Nobody puts Nicki in a corner.
Lil Wayne, who heads up Nicki Minaj’s Young Money label, got very protective over his hip-hop star after a DJ insulted her song “Starships” while hosting a music festival on Sunday.
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Wayne was so riled up that he decided to pull all of his label’s artists from the Hot 97′s Summer Jam Festival on Sunday – including headliner Minaj.
It all began when Hot 97 DJ and Hip-Hop Squares host Peter Rosenberg shared some choice words about MInaj’s current single off her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album with the crowd at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. He was introducing rapper Kendrick Lamar.
“We’re all about that real hip-hop,” he told the crowd. “I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with ‘Starships’ later. I’m not talking to y’all right now. F— that bulls—.”
Lil Wayne then hopped on Twitter to announce that his label’s artists would not being participating in the concert: “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.” Minaj, who was headlining the concert, backed up her label leader: “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes,” she Tweeted.
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Other than Minaj, Young Money's DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes also abstained from performing.
Nas, who was scheduled to perform with Minaj, ended up doing his own set for the crowd of about 50,000. He brought Lauryn Hill on stage for several songs.
On Monday, Rosenberg didn’t seem sorry for what he said.
“Last night I said nothing different than I have ever said,” Rosenberg wrote on Twitter. “It was not a personal dis. It was Starships is s—. WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE.”