Looks like the Hot 97 Summer Jam event was a mess this past weekend in New Jersey and rapper Nicki Minaj was in the middle of it. Lil Wayne decided to pull the whole Young Money crew from their scheduled performances during the event, after Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg supposedly dissed Nicki Minaj while introducing another artist (VIEW VIDEO). #shade!
Then to add more to the drama, Lauryn Hill cleared up the rumor that she was supposed to perform with Nicki – saying she never was going to perform with her and was only there because Nas asked her to come. Check out what Ms. Hill tweeted early Monday afternoon (June 4):
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!! – Ms. Lauryn Hill
Nicki re-tweeted Lauryn’s statement and replied with her own saying:
Lauryn went on to perform with Nas (VIEW VIDEO) and Nicki Minaj and the Young Money crew were a no show..