After Nicki Minaj decided not to perform at the 2012 Hot 97 Summer Jam concert last evening, she took to Twitter to break the news that Lauryn Hill was one of the acts scheduled to perform with her. Yet, it seems that she confused her stories because the Hip-Hop legend has denied such claims.
Hill took to Twitter to make it very clear that she was never set to perform with Minaj. In fact, as shown during the Hot 97 Summer Jam show, she hit the stage alongside a real MC, Nas, while Minaj was busy posing for pictures at her party with Foxy Brown.
Yet, while thanking Hill for her moment of clarity, Minaj maintained that Hill and Nas would have been a part of her segment of the Hot 97 Summer Jam had Peter Rosenberg not slammed her ringtone ‘Starships’. Read Hill’s comments about the show below:
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity.
We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
Well, since Hill is rarely ever coherent this days and Minaj is known for her inconsistent stories, we might never know how the show would have transpired. However, this could have all been avoided if Minaj would have simply performed and then issed a statement to Rosenberg. She really needs to get her ego in check and just perform for the fans who she claims to love.
Info via Punchbowl Blog!