Young Money record label boss Lil Wayne announced on Sunday that Nicki Minaj would not be performing at Hot 97′s Summer Jam concert series after the New York City radio station slammed her song “Starships.”
The feud started when Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg began playing “Starships” from Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded album as he introduced rapper Kendrick Lamar. As Lamar heard the song he told the crowd:
“We’re all about that real hip-hop. 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 jumped on Twitter and quickly announced:
“Young Money ain’t doing summer jam” to which Minaj responded, “The President has spoken. I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Lil Wayne pulled all of his artists from the stage which included DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes.
Filling in for Nicki Minaj was Nas who was originally slated to be a special guest during Nicki Minaj’s performance. Singing along with Nas on several songs was Lauryn Hill.
Rosenberg for his part is not backing down from his comments, tweeting:
“Last night I said nothing different than I have ever said,” and “It was not a personal dis. It was starships is s—. WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS TRUE.”
Having your song dissed is hurtful but backing out on your fans at the last moment over a stupid squabble has to be even more hurtful where it counts the most, the pocketbook.