Nicki Minaj loves being under the media spotlight, even when her fashion style and music are under review. However, when a peer slams her music, things take another turn. Unfortunately for her fans, Nicki Minaj canceled the Hot 97 Summer Jam after a DJ slammed her single “Starships”.
Over the weekend, the flamboyant Nicki Minaj was set to perform at Hot 97 Summer Jam. She was scheduled to bring to the stage during her performance a number of stars, such as Cam’ron, 2 Chainz, Nas, Lauryn Hill, Weezy and so on. But after a DJ with Hot 97 Summer Jam slammed her single “Starships”, both Nicki Minah and Lil Wayne canceled their performance.
Peter Rosenberg is one of the Hot 97’s hosts. Sunday morning he was talking on the stage in the parking lot of the MetLife Stadium to hip hop fans. The DJ said he’d rather talk about real hip-hop, implying that Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” is nowhere near that. “I see the real hip-hop heads sprinkled in here. I see them. 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”.
The DJ is known to have a thing for the classic hip-hop and once referred to Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” as “the most sellout song in hip-hop history”. Obviously, Rosenberg’s comments weren’t that easy to swallow for Nicki Minaj. However to pull such a hissy fit all because you can’t stand a negative review isn’t something a celebrity the caliber of Nicki Minaj would do.
Despite Minaj’s canceled performance, Rosenberg tweeted: “Last night I said nothing different than I have ever said. It was not a personal dis. It was starships is… WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE”. Funkmaster Flex, another Hot 97 host, backed Rosenberg: “We don’t …with commercial artists no more. We don’t give a… if you commercial or pop and you afraid to touch down in Jersey”.
With Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne canceling their performance, the schedule Sunday night at Hot 97 Summer Jam was a bit chaotic. At one moment, Lauryn Hill took the crowd by surprise showing up on stage during Nas’ performance. She and Minaj had a bit off a controversy on Twitter over who invited who to sing at Summer Jam.