Lil Wayne has spoken out in defense of Nicki Minaj in the latter’s feud with a Hot 97 DJ, making it clear where he stands regarding his Young Money stable of artists and the respect he believes female artists deserve.
It started like this, according to PerezHilton: earlier in the month, DJ Peter Rosenberg dissed Nicki Minaj’s song “Starships”, causing Lil Wayne to pull his Young Money crew from the Hot 97 Summer Jam. Afterwards, rapper and radio host Funkmaster Flex jumped in, getting Minaj on his radio show, where he proceeded to take a metaphorical dump on the songstress’ career.
Minaj later Tweeted, “Next year every artist will be treated with appreciation @ summer jam. Its love not war. #Human and flex is fine by me. #mademypoint #imgood”
Now Lil Wayne has spoken up about his decision to pull Minaj from the Summer Jam, reports E!Online. He cites a lack of respect for Minaj from Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg. “That’s a female; first and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how,” Wayne said Saturday.
Rosenberg’s disrespectful comments to an audience of 2,000 were as follows, “I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with ‘Starships’ later…I’m not talking to y’all now. F–k that bulls–t.”
“As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything,” Wayne said, following the incident with Funkmaster Flex. “I pulled her from the show because…no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”
Wayne personally believes that Hot 97 should have treated Minaj like royalty, saying, “I expect the red carpet, in her manner; the pink carpet should be laid out for her,” continuing, “It’s just an executive move—no salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings.”
Whatever dust-up it’s caused, Minaj stands with Wayne. In response to Wayne’s decision, Minaj Tweeted, “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Do you think Nicki Minaj should have received royal treatment from Hot 97? Were they disrespectful to her?