Posted in hiphop | music on June 4, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Nicki Minaj

Nicki MInaj, who was scheduled to headline Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ last night (6/3), cancelled her performance due to a diss made by Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg, while he was introducing Kendrick Lamar's set at the pre-show. Rosenberg said, "I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with 'Starships' later. I'm not talking to y'all right now. Fuck that bullshit. I'm here to talk about real hip hop shit." Video footage of that is below.

Not long after that diss, Lil Wayne took to twitter, saying "Young Money ain't doing summer jam." Nicki then followed with "Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken. ‪#YMCMB‬" and "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won't ever go against wayne's word. What he says, goes." Young Money rapper Tyga went through with his performance, but Nicki refused to take the stage.

Needless to say, Nicki was given immediate backlash. Funkmaster Flex dissed her, saying "we ain't fucking with commercial rappers no more" (video below) and a PIX11 news report has footage of fans who came from Georgia lashing out too (video below). Maybe Rosenberg should have thought twice before dissing the headliner of his own radio station's show, but he made the comment at the pre-show, which hosted less commercial rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, ASAP Rocky, Azealia Banks, and Big KRIT, where a comment like that isn't so out of line. Plus, was that diss really grounds for canceling an entire performance, especially one that thousands of fans probably dropped a good chunk of their paycheck on?

Nicki's set was reportedly supposed to include a number of guest appearances including veterans Nas and Lauryn Hill (who played HIghline Ballroom the night before). Nas and Lauryn took Nicki's place and delivered a performance of their own at the festival, which you can watch video of below. With all the positive reactions to her Highline show and the Summer Jam performance, Lauryn Hill seems to have had one hell of a weekend in NYC.

Azealia Banks at Bowery Ballroom (via)
Azealia Banks Bowery

In related news, Azealia Banks played Bowery Ballroom at night after her set at the Summer Jam pre-show. Though doors were at 7PM, she didn't take the stage until 1 AM. (Though that set time was pretty well known in advance.) If you were at the show, was her set worth the wait? From the looks of the YouTube videos, the crowd was into it. Those Bowery performance videos are below.

Videos below...

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Peter Rosenberg disses Nicki Minaj

PIX11 News Report w/ angry Nicki Minaj fans

Funkmaster Flex disses Nicki MInaj

Nas and Lauryn Hill at Summer Jam 2012

Azealia Banks - "212/Firestarter" at Bowery Ballroom 6/3/12

Azealia Banks at Bowery Ballroom 6/3/12

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Comments (62)

7PM doors, 1AM start? fuck. off.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:50 AM

yeah, it was very empty until 11 when i left.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:53 AM

Nice way to treat your fans...this is why I don't attend rap/hip hop shows

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:55 AM

A. Banks was goooooooood

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:56 AM

Was it worth the wait? I got there close to 1AM, so there was no wait. Anyone who got there at 7pm is crazy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:58 AM

bowery ballroom was more than half empty until 1145 or so.

everyone knew about the 1am set time though - it was on the flyer (8pm till 2am).

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:58 AM

You didn't HAVE to wait from 7pm until 1am. We showed up close to 11pm. It was great.

Posted by Eduardo | June 4, 2012 11:58 AM

-- Nice way to treat your fans...this is why I don't attend rap/hip hop shows


I don't attend rap/hip hop shows because the music sucks and this is shallow entertainment.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:59 AM

This isn't world star hip hop though...

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 11:59 AM

I know she's gonna get a lot of backlash. But I think she sorta did it in a cute way. Just playfullness/nothing really to serious. No one should be that upset.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:02 PM

Lazy "hip-hop" people....will do anything to get out of an honest day's work....

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:03 PM

bowery was empty til 1130, after that it was high energy through the end of her set. strong voice, good beats. fun show.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:07 PM

WorldStarVegan!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:09 PM

GREAT show. Bowery told every single person who walked in about the 1 am start time so there's seriously no reason to bitch about waiting. They said you could come back later for her set. Easy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:10 PM

I <3 Azealia

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:11 PM

As if it needed to be said, Nicki is a joke. That's one hell of a replacement though. You cant just cancel a performance, especially if youre headlining, because of a slight like that.

Granted, Rosenberg has always tried to act like Hot 97 cares about the underground just because they play some lesser-known artists at 12 am on Sunday nights. He's just as much of a problem, so biting the hand that feeds seems a tad hypocritical.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:16 PM

"Not long after that diss, Lil Wayne took to twitter, saying "Young Money ain't doing summer jam." Nicki then followed with "Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB " and "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won't ever go against wayne's word. What he says, goes." Young Money rapper Tyga went through with his performance, but Nicki refused to take the stage."

Kids caring about this shit are fucked.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:31 PM

Where are the sausage comments now? I guess all the hipster trolls from Bedford Ave don't care about rap or black people, so i'll do it


Black sausage

Dark hummus

NWORB YTINAS.NIL

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 12:50 PM

Nicki Minaj is a waste of life

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 1:08 PM

She has a nice set of breasts, I'd love to pour pepsi all over her

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 1:15 PM

wOW, so many white ppl.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 1:34 PM

LIN.SANITY does not approve of this!


LIN.SANITY does not approve of this!

LIN.SANITY does not approve of this!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 1:40 PM

are the hip hop ladies expected to perform topless these days? is this the rihanna effect?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 1:47 PM

They should've done the show, but Rosenberg is corny, and should keep his fucking mouth shut.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:12 PM

what the fuck did anybody do from 7 pm until 1 am?!! was there any other performers or only a dj!?? this sounds like the absolute worst.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:14 PM

...and this has been the Ghetto News Report.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 2:27 PM

i need to see nicki and azealia next to each other topless to truly judge what's up

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:04 PM

BOOBIES!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:24 PM

Lots of hate for strong women of color on here. All ya suckas need to chill out on the sistaz and go listen to tune yards or whatever the fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:33 PM

I embrace may cultures... Grape soda is a good compliment to hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:50 PM

3:33 wins for fakest comment of the year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:50 PM

I love, love, love the blacks!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 3:54 PM

3:50 wins a steaming pile of shit for being Self-Deluded Hipster Judge Of Absolutely Nothing! Don't forget yer dign, Bubba.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:15 PM

3:50 soon grape soda will be illegal in NYC!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:22 PM

Don't you guys like music? Live music?? Backing tracks???

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:22 PM

4:22 true, if offered in containers larger than 16 fl. oz. Brothaz gonna work it out though, son!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:25 PM

^Fight the Power!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:31 PM

can we get back to the breast comparison, please? preferably with photo evidence? tia

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:39 PM

The real question is Why is there a short Jew hosting a hip- hop show! There are enough Jews in media and entertainment. Give this job to a black man for crissakes!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:41 PM

^ what if he's German?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 4:57 PM

wawawawawaaaa wha?

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 5:26 PM

firestarter mash up is sicky.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 5:47 PM

Grape soda and cornbread for breakfast y'all. Streetlife represent!

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 6:10 PM

I got there at 9 and found out her set time was at 1am so I got drunk and came back at 11 my friend and I had a blast it was crowded but we were in the front, shes amazing, and she loves her fans. plus anyway who parties before 1am. also WC kids were the bomb.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 6:46 PM

@ 4:57 No way. Peter Rosenberg = Jew. Now if he were a Black Jew that would be more fitting.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 8:22 PM

a banks was tight. only like 10 weird mermaid people too, most people in normal clothes.

that 212/firestarter vid is a good sample of the energy in the room, which was high from start to finish.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 9:06 PM

nicki i am very srry thaty happened to u they should of nevwer did that that was disrespectful u kep doing your thing

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 9:18 PM

Nicki is a sick ass freak but fuck I would tap that shit hard, son.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 9:43 PM

The phrase GoogaMooga has been around for a very long time. In east Africa when an indigenous person is about to throw his spear, he shouts GOOGABOOGA which means throw that shit as far as you can. In the same dialect Mooga means money thus GoogaMooga means, loosely translated, throw your wallet as far as you can. It's what east Africans say when they realize they been fleeced.

Posted by Anonymous | June 4, 2012 10:14 PM

Lil' Wayne standin up for his lady. Props!

LOL.

Bigger LOL at the name "Tyga".

Lyon
Ryno
G Raffe
G Nu
Hip Hopatmus

Posted by D | June 4, 2012 11:32 PM

YTIN.ASNIL loves black people and fried chicken.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 3:19 AM

not a reason enough to cancel a show. she should be ashamed!

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 8:48 AM

i guess that cunt gettin eatin

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 9:20 AM

set SEEMS better than her coachella one

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 9:32 AM

Jos. A Banks is a lot more different than I though.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 10:33 AM

since when is ASAP Rocky and all that other shit real hip-hop. Rosenberg done lost his mine on that zombie bath salts, and Funkmaster Flex needs to go to the retirement home - dude hasn't been relevant since 2000.

Posted by Anonymous | June 5, 2012 7:44 PM

Funkmaster working serato on cd decks?

He sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 6, 2012 4:22 PM

bowery ballroom was more than half empty until 1145 or so.

Posted by sook | June 7, 2012 3:32 AM

So was Bowery empty till 11:00 or so? Maybe somebody else should post that..

Posted by Anonymous | June 7, 2012 4:19 PM

That's good she cancelled her set. Nobody wants to hear that wack ass "Hip PoP" anyways.

Posted by DJ Mahlae | September 17, 2012 6:30 PM

i like her rap in freaks and her brest

Posted by jesen | July 5, 2013 8:37 AM

she has wonderful pink hair.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 4:37 PM

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