Nicki Minaj pulls out of concert after DJ diss
Nicki Minaj backed out of her headlining appearance at New York City radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 concert on Sunday (June 3) after one of the station's morning hosts pointedly expressed his disdain for the rapper's Top 10 single "Starships."
Speaking on a small stage in the parking lot of MetLife Stadium, Peter Rosenberg told the crowd the song was "wack" as he introduced rapper Kendrick Lamar.
"I see the real hip-hop heads sprinkled in here," Rosenberg said. "I see them. I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later—I'm not talking to y'all right now. F*** that bulls***. Bulls***. I'm here to talk about real hip-hop s***."
Not long after the remarks, Minaj's Young Money label boss Lil Wayne took to Twitter and wrote, "Young Money ain't doing summer jam."
After that, Minaj tweeted that she would not in fact perform although her Young Money label mate Tyga hit the stage as scheduled.
"Wow. U n****z just f***ed up history. But the President has spoken," she wrote. "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won't ever go against wayne's word. What he says, goes."
Minaj was scheduled to hit the stage at 9:30 p.m. followed by Rick Ross and DJ Khaled. Other acts on the bill included J. Cole, Young Jeezy, Big Sean, Waka Flocka Flame and Trey Songz.
Watch a video of Peter Rosenberg's comments via Complex.