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Nicki Proved Her Point To Hot 97 Summer Jam But Still Has Love For Them

Nicki Minaj Says There No Beef With Hot 97

Deep down Nicki Minaj has a forgiving heart. Her boss may have put a stop to her Summer Jam performance, she may not have liked DJ Peter Rosenberg’s comment about “Starships” and she definitely had it out with Funkmaster Flex on the radio, but the rapper says there’s no hard feelings. Over in the UK Minaj talked to UK DJ and personality Tim Westwood who asked her about the whole Summer Jam kerfuffle. Minaj tells Westwood they wanted to prove their point and Young Money is done with it. “I feel like it happened and there is no animosity, I still love them over there at the station. They’ve helped me a lot as well,” Minaj told Westwood. “It’s not like we’re walking around being angry, we just wanted to prove that one point and that was that.” Read more…

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Peter Rosenberg Doesn’t Think Lil Wayne Can Give Him Lessons On Respecting Women Given His Track Record

Peter Rosenberg Responds to Wayne's Reason For Pulling Nicki from Summer Jam

Weezy recently broke his silence on his executive decision to yank Nicki Minaj from the Summer Jam lineup. He told MTV, “females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.” Hmmmm. Is that the same type of respect Weezy shows when rapping about all his “b*thces” and “h*s?” The irony! Hot 97′s DJ Peter Rosenberg, who is the man responsible for all of the pre and post Summer Jam drama, responded to Wayne’s tirade about respecting females. And Rosenberg basically takes the head guy of YMCMB to task on perhaps practicing what he’s preaching. Read more…

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Does Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg Secretly Love Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”?

Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg stirred up the biggest hip hop controversy of the last few months when he put Nicki Minaj on blast during the pre-game tailgate before the powerhouse radio station’s annual Summer Jam concert two Sundays ago. “I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later,” he said to the crowd. “I’m not talking to y’all right now. F*** that bullsh*t. I’m here to talk about real hip-hop sh*t.” Word of this hardcore dis quickly made its way to Young Money head honcho Lil Wayne, who reacted by pulling Minaj from her headlining spot on the show just hours before she was supposed to hit the stage.

Minaj later called into Funkmaster Flex’s program on Hot 97 to defend herself, but she has yet to bury the hatchet with Rosenberg. However, Rosenberg himself seems ready to put the whole situation behind him, as he and his fellow Hot 97 compadre Angie Martinez showed up at Caroline’s Comedy Club in Midtown Manhattan the other night and showed this “surveillance camera footage” of what “really” happens when Rosenberg and his crew go off the air (please note the use of scare quotes). You guessed it, Rosenberg puts on a pink wig and dances around the studio lip syncing “Starships”!

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Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97′s Funkmaster Flex And The Argument Of Real Hip-Hop

Nicki vs. Funkmaster Flex on Hot 97 SummerJam

Radio vs. hip-hop beef continues between Hot 97 radio and Nicki Minaj after Lil Wayne pulled all of Young Money from Sunday’s Summer Jam concert due to DJ Peter Rosenberg’s comment that “Starships” wasn’t real hip-hop. Last night Nicki called in to Hot 97 to speak to Funkmaster Flex (who was very vocal in shading her at Summer Jam). According to Flex the two exchanged a few heated emails before they could both calm down enough to have a live phone conversation. Emotions were high between the rapper and DJ host as both tried to argue their points regarding the bottomline: should Nicki have performed anyway against her boss’ orders, or is her decision justified? Read more…

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Summer Jam Concert Review: Nas And Lauryn Hill Perform In Lieu Of Nicki Minaj

Nas and Lauryn Hill At Hot 97 Summer Jam

In a chain of events few would have expected, Hot 97 Summer Jam was as much about who was performing as it was about who wasn’t performing. By the time Tyga performed “Faded” and “Rack City” there was a dark cloud looming over the nearly 80,000 attendees, and that cloud had nothing to do with the weather. Tyga’s boss, Lil Wayne, had just abruptly pulled the plug on any of his artists performing, including the show’s headliner–Nicki Minaj.

Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg, known for his loose (opinionated) lips introduced Kendrick Lamar during the pre-show and dropped a bombshell that set the tone for the rest of the night. “I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing “Starships” later. I’m not talking to y’all right now. F*ck that bulls*it,” he said to the crowd. “I’m here to talk about real hip-hop s*it.” The YMCMB president got whiff of the perceived diss and tweeted, “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.” With that one tweet the boss had spoken. But the show did in fact go on. And in a major way.

Opening acts like Maino, Joe Budden and Joel Ortiz rattled through their old hits to a barely there crowd. That didn’t keep Budden from declaring  he and his crew were the “best rappers in the universe.” People started filling in once Waka Flocka hit the stage with the wild, crazy, party energy he seems to carry with him anywhere he goes. The signature Waka Flocka move–shaking his dreads from side to side–was in full effect during “Bustin At Em,” “It’s A Party,” “Hard In the Paint and “I Don’t Really Care.” “No Hands” served as a segue into Wale’s set as the two shared the stage. J. Cole proved he’s studied in the School of Jay-Z as he was the first to perform with a live band. No entourage needed, he commanded the stage with his mere talent.

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