NYC Hot 97 on-air radio personality Peter Rosenberg dissed Nicki Minaj‘s “Starships” song on the festival stage of Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 yesterday, which led to Lil’ Wayne tweeting that Young Money would not be participating in the show, and headliner Nicki Minaj pulling out of the lineup at the last minute. Nicki appeared on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex tonight to hash out the drama. CLICK HERE to listen to FULL INTERVIEW.
Yesterday, Flex had much more to say.
“We ain’t fu**in’ with commercial rappers no more. If you lost the fu**in’ streets, it’s your fault. If you don’t go gold, it’s your fault,” he said yesterday as tensions were at their height. “I’m dedicated to tearing you down. If you not buying no more commercial albums, hit me on Twitter right now.”
Also, Peter Rosenberg called in to TMZ today to speak on his comment, saying that he was just trying to hype up the crowd who was in attendance on the festival stage to see more underground artists like Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q, and that he’s said much worse things about “Starships” in the past few months. He also adds, “Why would she listen to me? I’m a Jewish kid from the suburbs of Maryland who grew up on hip-hop and loves hip-hop. And I take it seriously. But it’s just an opinion, man. I don’t hate Nicki Minaj. I don’t have any beef with her at all.” Listen to the entire interview below.
Nicki and Flex had it out further when she called in to Hot 97 tonight.
“Yesterday, you made a lot of disrespectful comments about me. You said something about my record sales and so I need you to pull up your roster from yesterday and I want you to listen to these statistics.” Nicki then proceeded to run down to Flex all the records that she sold. “Do the math,” she implored Flex.
“What happened was this, my fans didn’t appreciate his comments,” Nicki Minaj said live on the air. “Like I told you Flex, this was not about 2,000 people that he talking to. This was streamed to the world. that stream was posted on my website”
“This is being broadcast to the world,” Nicki said of the event was streamed across the internet.
“Flex, its not about his opinion, because I have opinions about DJS at Hot 97 and hot 97. I wouldnt dare come on your stage leading put o that concur. Everybody is grown enough to keep their opinions to their self. When you disrespect Nicki Minaj, your’e disrespecting my fans. Don’t make those three million people…that their inferior for their personal taste in music.”
Nicki responded: “When you invite somebody to your home, you treat somebody with respect.”
Nicki said that after Lil Wayne called off Summer Jam, she was forced to not to perform even though she wanted to continue on.
“Nobody would have even known I had a problem with this. I’m not a quitter and I don’t back down from anything.” “Wayne gave me a very good lesson on knowing my worth. Wayne has been my mentor, Wayne got me in this game. Lil Wayne gave me a lesson self worth.”
Nicki said that she promoted the annual Summer Jam concert, attended by about 60,000 people, on her website and other means.
“Know that Nicki Minaj sold a lot of tickets last night.” Nicki said and suggested it was an attack on woman. “I am the only woman not that stage holding it down for woman. I respect men that hold it downs for women.” Lauryn Hill did perform, but there weren’t a lot of women to grace the stage.
For a moment, Nicki took Funk Master Flex to task.
“Why you ain’t diss Wayne? Why you ain’t diss Wayne?” Nicki asked of Flex, suggesting that she was being singled out.
“I’m not scared of Wayne,” Flex eventually retorted.
After a while, the pair began to explain what happened. It seemed that communications were strained because cell and mobile receptions were not sufficient to to the sheer volume of traffic.
At press time, the pair were still conversing about the matter, but the nature of the talk had lightened significantly.