News: Nicki Minaj Received Fair Warning Prior To Summer Jam '12 Disaster, Reveals Hot 97 DJ
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014 10:40AM
New York radio station Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg recently spoke on his now-infamous beef with Nicki Minaj following dicey comments made at Summer Jam 2012 and admitted giving the rap diva fair warning.
According to Rosenberg, he told Nicki unfavorable remarks could be made about her at Summer Jam 2011.
"I thought she was really good, in fact I though she was the total package," Rosenberg recalled. "The year before it all happened, I pulled her aside at Summer Jam  and I said 'Hey, I think you could be the greatest female artist of all time, the greatest female rapper of all time. And I just want you to know in thinking that, I'm going hold you to a high standard so I probably will say things about you'," he warned. (XXL Mag)
Last year, Nicki appeared at Summer Jam and publicly embraced 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)
Nicki previously explained her reasons for not coming out at the annual showcase a year prior 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)
Back in December 2012, Peter admitted he hoped to have a chance to speak to Nicki face-to-face about the incident.
"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)