News: After Last Summer's Disaster, Nicki Minaj Makes Jam-Packed Return
Monday, Jun 3, 2013 9:10AM
Young Money's Nicki Minaj made up for last year's Hot 97 Summer Jam no-show by coming through for concertgoers Sunday (June 2) night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.
The unexpected on-stage appearance came courtesy of Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz bringing Nicki out to perform a couple of joint hits.
Just days after appearing on Hot 97 to offer a backhanded apology for pulling out of last year's hip hop fest, Nicki Minaj popped up at Summer Jam XX during 2 Chainz' set and officially ended her yearlong feud with the New York radio station. Rolling out onstage with her best "imma freak you out" eyes, Minaj joined the Georgia MC for her verse on his "I Luv Dem Strippers" track and the audience erupted with equal parts applause and cries of "oh sh-t!" (FUSE TV)
She also used the mega music platform to publicly embrace Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg.
Afterward, Minaj delivered a few lines from her hit "Beez in the Trap," before walking over to her former feuding partner, DJ Peter Rosenberg, and giving him a nice, long hug as she exited the stage. (E! Online)
Earlier in the week, Nicki explained her reasons for not coming out at last year's Summer Jam concert and openly apologized to any concertgoers who attended.
"That's cool," Nicki said when Rosenberg apologized to her for nearly three minutes. "It's water under the bridge. Yeah. I mean, it's so long ago, I can't even act like I care anymore. Like, I don't care. I really don't. But, I appreciate you guys having me. [The Barbz,] they don't like you at all. They hate you. ... This is the thing, in hindsight, I should have just come -- I should have just did the show because I've never allowed anyone -- make me let my fans down. And even if it wasn't a Nicki Minaj fan, just a fan in general, somebody who was there who paid to see the show, I think in hindsight, I should have just came out for my own town, especially, and they shouldn't have been brought into whatever we were going through. So I wish I would have come out and did the show and I apologize for not coming out and doing the show because they had nothing to do with that." (Hot 97)
She also explained why Rosenberg's comments struck a chord with her as opposed to the same criticism coming from other Hot 97 personalities like Angie Martinez or Funkmaster Flex.
"I get it, that's what you do, but to me, I just don't know your résumé," Nicki added. "I never found you funny, I never found you entertaining, I never found you smart, I just found you annoying because, you know, I grew up in New York, well, I've grown up on Hot 97. I know Angie and I know Flex and Mister Cee and all these people and whether they like me or whether we get along, I just know their résumé, so that's why it was so easy for me to pick up the phone and talk to Flex like, 'What the f*ck are you talking about?' But like with you, I was like, 'Who are you?' To me, you don't have enough of a résumé to make those comments but you know, you did, and it is what it is. For whatever reason, our paths were meant to cross like that." (Hot 97)
Back in December, Peter admitted he hoped to one day have a chance to speak to Nicki face-to-face.
"I had nothing to do with this [holiday] concert personally and I doubt that she would want it to have much to do with me personally, but it is definitely a dead issue on my end. Not even to be polite or political--I sincerely like Nicki's rapping a lot. She has only had a few songs that I disliked and one of them happened to be the one that caused all of this. But The station still supports her and always will...I really hope we get to talk one day and have a laugh about the whole thing. It is not that serious in the grand scheme of things! We both just love hip hop in our own ways." (Gothamist)
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