Nicki Minaj and her Young Money comrades cancelled their performance at the Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012 concert last evening after host Peter Rosenberg insulted the former’s Pop song ‘Starships’. However, their presence at the show certainly wasn’t missed because true Hip-Hop icons hit the stage – Nas and Lauryn Hill!
Performing songs such as ‘Lost Ones’ and ‘Ready or Not’, the Nas and Hill shocked their fans with a truly legendary set. However, that wasn’t only surprise of the night as J. Cole introduced Trey Songz during his segment for a rendition of ‘Can’t Get Enough’.
Watch Nas, Hill and their younger counterparts in action below. Also, watch Rosenberg diss ‘Starships’ and decide if it was enough for Young Money to abandon their fans:
Nas & Lauryn Hill
J. Cole & Trey Songz
Peter Rosenberg disses ‘Starships’
When Hill walked onto that Summerjam stage I was literally running around my room screaming. In fact, I was so excited that her rough vocals were easily overlooked. Honestly, to see a real Hip-Hop icon onstage was nothing less than a thrill and along with Nas, she performed classics instead of mindless Pop songs. Yes, that was an insult directed to Minaj and that garbage she calls ‘Starships’.
Photo by Jen Diaz/Hot 97