It’s Hot 97 Summer Jam’s own fault: Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne were forced to Check Rosenberg

Lil Wayne stood his ground

By DiMarkco Chandler

It’s a culture of respect. Give respect and you’ll get respect in return; give disrespect, and guess what? Get disrespect in return. That is what happened Sunday May 4, 2012, at the Hot 97 Summer Jam concert in MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Before you say, “That’s ridiculous,” know the facts; know the culture.

Funkmaster Flex did not have all the facts until Nicki Minaj spoke to him Monday evening, practically 24 hours after the Young Money superstar and the rest of her guests and crew pulled out of the summer concert without hitting the stage.

Once the dust had settled, we learned that Lil Wayne had ordered the boycott by announcing his intentions on Twitter to withdraw the Young Money crew from preforming at the Summer Jam. “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam,” he wrote. The move significantly diminished the quality statue of this annual concert by removing the Headliner, Minaj, from the bill.

You’re probably thinking, “Didn’t Hot 97 have a contract? Can Lil Wayne pull out of a legitimate contract?” Well, “Yea.” He can, and he did. But that’s not the right question. Why? Why did he pull such a move?

To put it simply, Wayne made this very drastic action because Peter Rosenberg, the station’s host, disrespected Minaj in a comment he made hours before the show was scheduled to start. And believe me, the comment was harsh when you consider the rap culture and their honor and shame tradition.

What was Rosenberg thinking? I mean, here is a headlining artist that Hot 97 booked for the show and Rosenberg’s cocky pseudo-intellectual know-it-all pride slips out of control.

You can’t blame Lil Wayne because that’s the rules of the game. It’s like the game chess. you can’t check someone and expect not to get checked back. In this case, it was checkmate.

4 Responses to "It’s Hot 97 Summer Jam’s own fault: Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne were forced to Check Rosenberg"

  1. dubs   June 6, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    This is a laughable piece of drivel perpetuated by laughable people who imagine themselves taken seriously in the greater context. And really chest? Is that a moronic author or a case-in-point quote proving these ignorant hood rats aren’t worth a block of cheddar? Get a real job and benefit society. Chances are the gangstas wont have to pay crap for throwing a tantrum and breaking a contract because someone called them out as hacks on autotunes. Go back to prison Wayne and young money hood trash. Your ego is making the air smell out here in the free world.

  2. LAW DEUS   June 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    There will always be uncultured people who will want to categorize artist with the style of making music. Everyone wants to be a Simon Cowell. Its ignorant comments like the ones of funk and peter as well as others that want to say what is what, that is upsetting, almost having a racism view on music. A true music fan isnt about just hip hop, house, pop- isnt about one genre of music. What I’m pleased with Minaj’s choice and how she expresses herself by combining other genres of music is a master piece, and united more and more people together. Its the same example of David Guetta who united underground with mainstream. all I have to say is get some culture and stop being closed minded you ignorant waste of a mind.

  3. Austie   June 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Nicki is not hiphop first of all. She needs to learn some respect and do some history. Heard her speaking to flex yesterday and I wonder if she knew who she was talking to. This is a man that has been getting respect from all the top REAL hiphop artist that don’t dress up like clowns or make house pop to sell albums dressing up in satanic clothing in major music award programs. What a JOKE don’t worry history will take care of her when it comes to her impact to hiphop as it being a JOKE. First dissing Kim where she got her style from and now FLEX. You must be one of her brain washed fans. Must be under 20 right, you need to learn your history as well. She told flex how many albums she sold and she is making money. WHO CARES about that, she is making money off of making Nonhiphop house/pop/who knows what the hell that is. I’m a true hiphop fan since Big Daddy Kane days, and I can tell you they need to make a new name for what she is doing maybe PopHip, or Popwack, or Popwillnotlastinhiphop.

  4. Al Hardy   June 6, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    This Article is right its Hot 97 fault


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