Sigh. As an ex-Nicki fan, this breaks my heart. I didn’t know Nicki Minaj’s ego was more important to her than her fan base. Before I start with what happened, I just want to explain my disappointment. Rather Nicki felt disrespected or not, she had an obligation. People purchased tickets specifically to see her, and she did not show. Parents purchased tickets for their KIDS and had to tell them that Nicki didn’t perform because a DJ called her whack. Nicki needs to realize, EVERYONE is an entitled to an opinion. Yes, even the people you will be working with, them included. For her to not be able to humble herself to AT LEAST keep her word and perform at Summer Jam is just sad. I will be excited to see what will be coming up in the future, as far as a declines in her fan base and overall respect. Her loyalty to her fan base is interesting to say the least.
Now, back to business: Peter Rosenberg, HOT97 DJ on the morning show, said the following while getting the crowd hyped for HOT97 Summer Jam 2012:
“Now before I get to the real hip-hop s–t of the day, ’cause I see the real hip-hop heads sprinkled in here, I see ‘em” said Rosenberg. “I know theres some chicks here waiting to see the “Starships” later but I’m not talking to them right now. F–k that bulls–t. I’m here to talk about real hip-hop s–t.”
Now, let’s keep in mind Rosenberg BEEN saying this for at least 6 months, since she dropped the first single off her sophomore album. So, why is it SO surprising that he still feels this way? Is he supposed to lie because she is there? Does real REALLY recognize real? I can’t even be mad at his honesty.
Now, although what he said wasn’t right, pulling out was the highest level of unprofessionalism. People are there to see you. They paid money to see you! The stage was set up for you. People were hired for you. For your hair, your makeup, clothing. People depended on YOU and you won’t come through or keep your work because you are in your feelings? When it comes to business, LEAVE YOUR FEELINGS AT HOME.
Flex recently took his feelings on the situation, declaring war:
“We ain’t fu–in with commercial rappers no more” Flex declared during intermission. “If you lost the fu–in streets, its your fault! If you don’t go gold, its your fault! I’m dedicated to tearing you down! F–k with me! We gon show you mama, you think you didn’t sell any records this time?”
Do you really want war with a popular station in one of the biggest markets in the U.S.? Is that really worth your ego? And after listening to the show, I see that Rosenberg’s bosses are rocking with him. He said he was NOT apologizing because he said nothing wrong. He simply formed an opinion that she didn’t like.
YMCMB camp and Nicki Minaj’s back up dancer S. Beezy voiced their opinions with Nicki chiming in time to time for an “amen” section’s “amen”:
S. Beezy, Nicki Minaj back up dancer:
In the words of Hov, I suggest you go roll with the clique, WHO YOU WIT?