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Nicki Minaj scraps NYC Summer Jam performance after DJ diss

Billboard -- Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annual event.

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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 p.m., Minaj took to Twitter to confirm that her performance slot would indeed be vacant. "Wow. U n----- just f----- 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." "Tonight just got interesting g," Rosenberg wrote on his own Twitter.

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Along with Minaj, Ross and DJ Khaled, Hot 97's annual hip-hop summit featured Young Jeezy, Waka Flocka Flame, Trey Songz, Big Sean and French Montana, among others. J. Cole and Young Jeezy apparently lengthened their Summer Jam set times to make up for Minaj's absence. "Starships," off of Minaj's sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," sits at No. 5 on this week's Hot 100. The rapper's Roman Reloaded North American tour kicks off on July 16.

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Jun 5, 2012 3:49PM
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The worst one in this matter is Lil Wayne, his decision to pull of the acts was a nothing more than a way to flex his muscles or so he thought, when in all actuality what it proved was that he could use some etiquette as well as business training, he didn't think of the fans at all so don't say you did because you didn't., those fans had nothing to do with that disagreement, what he should have done is pull miss minaj, let the other acts perform, and settle the matter later, why? because thats who you all were there for, and as for the acts who were pulled, if that was some kind of loyalty thing on your part you screwed your fans as well, so don't any of you even sit there with a straight face and say hey we thought what about the fan base first because the truth of the matter is you all got angry for ms minaj, pumped your fists in the air and yelled injustice with all the non professionalism you could muster! Miss Minaj, here's one thing else lil wayne should have taught you, but judging from his actions there's no surprises  that he didn't know, its called no matter how antagonized you are, NEVER EVER LET THEM SEE YOU SWEAT! the fans don't need to hear you screaming and hollering, nor does it bring about change as you can see, it only shows how unprofessional you are, and allows more ignorance as well as arrogance on the offenders behalf, first and foremost a lady, and grace under fire, it angers them more try it it works, yes you have a fan base, yes they love and respect you, but you also don't stand there and say you use sweat etc... they had nothing to do with this it was arrogance to pull them in, because you do this for a reason as well not just out of the kindness of your heart, money, that custom pink car, the fame, the clothes, jewlery etc.. so your fans bring things to you, learn to take the good with the bad, you are not a limited edition!  Peter Rosenberg, what were you thinking? check yourself in the mirror before you address your listeners, no you do not owe miss minaj an apology for stating what you felt, but you do owe her an apology for what forum you chose to state it! that was as unprofessional as it gets, and well you know it, so take off the  skirt put on some pants be a man about it and grow up, you neither weren't thinking of those fans, in fact none of you were, the behavior on the parts of all parties involved was horrendous, none of you took the adult nor the business route, and i'm about to send you all a baby bottle pop on behalf of your fan bases!!!
Jun 5, 2012 10:07AM
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Sometimes the truth just hurts Nicki. I was unaware that she had a new "hit". i'm sure that she was not missed after she was dissed and didn't show up. If  this is what it takes to keep her from taking the stage, more diss ta ya.
Jun 5, 2012 9:46AM
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that's the problem with today's youths, they're listening to this krap music!
Jun 5, 2012 6:28AM
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UMM- Lil" Wayne has spoken? who cares- really she isn't that great & our kids are being robbed of good Hip Hop
Jun 4, 2012 12:06PM
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First of all, the headline is inaccurate (not really a surprise on MSNBC) since it was actually Lil Whine that scrapped her appearance. I think he should have let her go on, and she could have mentioned the DJ calling her song "wack" and asked the audience it hey thought it was "wack." When the audience erupted into a loud cheer, the DJ would have felt really dumb. Unless of course her people were afraid the audience might agree with the DJ.
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