Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar’s latest hit single at the annual event.
Minaj was supposed to hit the stage at 9:30 pm ET on Sunday night, with headliners Rick Ross and DJ Khaled to follow. However, Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg reportedly called “Starships,” the rapper’s current Hot 100 pop hit, “wack” to the Summer Jam crowd before introducing Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar earlier in the day. Soon after, Minaj’s mentor and Young Money boss Lil Wayne posted on Twitter, “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.”
Although Young Money rapper Tyga went through with his main stage set at 7:00 pm, Minaj took to Twitter to confirm that her performance slot would indeed be vacant. “Wow. U n—az just fucked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB,” she wrote, later adding, “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
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