NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — New York-based rapper Nikki Minaj pulled out of a planned performance at New York radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 concert, reportedly after one of the station's DJs criticized her song "Starship" during at a pre-show event.
Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg, was hosting a pre-concert show in the venue's parking with Kendrick Lamar, Big K.R.I.T. and A$AP Rocky, when he told the crowd: "I know there's some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later, I'm not talking to y'all right now. Fuck that bullshit. I'm here to talk about real hip-hop shit,"
Nikki's label mates at Young Money quickly took to Twitter to express their dismay, with Lil Wayne tweeting "Young Money ain't doing Summer Jam."
Minaj herself followed up with "U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken," and then subsequently tweeting "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against Wayne’s word. What he says, goes," in response to confusion among her twitter fans about if she intended to perform.
DJ Funkmaster Flex filled in for Minaj's timeslot and also took the opportunity to chide Minaj for not appearing.
The following day, in a heated hour-long on air radio interview, Minaj and Flex discussed their differening views on the incident, with Flex suggesting that Minaj should not blindly follow Lil' Wayne's orders while Minaj suggesting that it was inappropriate of the station's personnel to make a personal attack against her ahead of a performance. Both Minaj and Rosenberg have declined offers to apolologize to each other over the flap. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers