Nicki Minaj jumped on the radio with Funkmaster Flex to address the comments that he and Peter Rosenberg made during Summer Jam that resulted in Nicki not performing. Listen to what they both had to say above. Take a look at some excerpts from the interview below.
Nicki on how she felt about the events leading up to her canceled show:
My fans didn’t appreciate [Peter Rosenberg's] comments. My fans at Summer Jam didn’t appreciate his comments, nor did my fans who were watching the live stream appreciate his comments. Like I told you Flex, this was not about 2000 people in a building that he was talking to. This is about streaming to the world. Nicki Minaj opened up that stream to show kids in London and Paris. People who were watching that stream, that stream was posted on my website, those requests came from your station. I posted the link for the tickets, those requests came from your station.
It’s not about his opinion. I have opinion’s about DJ’s at Hot 97, and I have opinions about Hot 97, but you know what? I wouldn’t come on your stage when its about us uniting people to come see your show. I wouldn’t dare come on your stage or say anything negative about Hot 97 leading up to that concert.
My opinion, I’m a grown ass women. Everyone is grown enough to keep their opinions to themselves in order to give people a great time. I travel all around the world and people come with one agenda and that is to have a good time, not to have their favorite artist to be ridiculed or be made fun of. I am not a joke.
When you disrespect Nicki Minaj, and I don’t care if it was in front of 2,000 people which could equate to 2Million people when its streaming live. You’re disrespecting my fans. I didn’t have a problem with anyone saying what they have to say to me. But don’t make those 3 Million people that downloaded Starships or whatever the downloaded, don’t make them feel like their inferior in any way for their personal tastes in music.
Nicki on how her show got canceled:
The word got back to Lil Wayne, and Lil Wayne got on Twitter and said ‘Young Money’s not doing Summer Jam’ so I freaked out because I’m in my home town, I had an amazing line up, I wanted to come out and perform for my babies.
No one would have even known I had a problem with this, because let me tell you something. I am not a quitter. I don’t back down from Any thing. Including a show, where somebody’s talking about me. Wayne gave me a very very valuable lesson lasts night, on knowing my worth. It’s a lesson to every woman. Wayne has been my mentor. Wayne got me in this game, Wayne is the one that co-signed me to the rap world. I can’t believe after all these years he’s still teaching me. Yesterday after that disrespect, after a man goes on stage and disrespects me and calls my music bull sh-t and not real hip hop, and tries to rile people up against me before I step on stage, I still was going up on that stage. You know, Shame on me. Lil Wayne gave me a valuable lesson in self worth. He called me, he tweeted before he called me, and when I spoke to him, he goes ‘Nic, we aint doin that show’
Before I had NY Radio, I had Wayne, so I will never go against Wayne. If Wayne say ‘We as a Team, Baby, Mills, Kaled, Busta, we as a team aint goin on that stage because we as a Team feel disrespected’ then guess who ain’t goin on that stage? Nicki Minaj. I am not going on that state. I stand behind his decision. Every woman needs to know it doesn’t matter what people say about you. After a certain amount of time, and you put in a certain amount of work, and I put in my work, you deserve respect. Those jokes shouldn’t have been said in front of my fans, in front of anyone before I came on stage.
Flex on Rosenberg’s comments:
I get it, in terms that maybe that wasn’t the best time to make that comment, before you’re gonna touch the stage. I get that maybe that wasn’t something that Rosenberg shouldn’t have did, I get that, but he does have his opinion and two songs that you do have. Did he pick the wrong time? Yes. But it is his opinion of which hip hop is built on, it is his opinion.Flex on Nicki Minaj allowing Lil Wayne to cancel her performance:Let me keep it 100 with you Nicki, I’m not scared of Lil Wayne. That’s not why I’m doing it. In the time that I’ve known you we’ve always rocked. We have always been email to email cell phone to cell phone. I’ve never called Wayne for anything for you, I’ve never witnessed Wayne having influence on you. This is different for me. I’ve not known you to be a person that moves under Lil Wayne.