After making headlines last year with Lil Wayne pulling his artists, notably Nicki Minaj, from performing, Hot 97 has gone with a Young Money-free Summer Jam line-up for next month’s annual concert takeover.
While there are plenty of surprises in store and unexpected guests slated to hit the stage, this year’s line-up features a heavy East Coast crowd of stars including Wale, Joe Budden, Wu-Tang Clan and more.
Wale 2 Chainz Kendrick Lamar Wu-Tang Clan Fabolous Joe Budden Miguel A$AP Rocky Chris Brown French Montana That’s it folks, there’s your line-up. Summer Jam XX goes down June 2nd at Met Life Stadium. (Nah Right)
Reports claim ticket prices will range from $45 all the way up to $250 depending on where you want to sit.
Hot 97 has come up with one of the starriest line-ups in its history for its 20th anniversary Summer Jam concert. The show will take place June 2 at MetLife Stadium. Tickets range from $45, to $89, to $99.50, up through $250 for floor seats. Tickets can be found at Ticketmaster.com. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation for local commuity programs and outreach initiatives. (New York Daily News)
Along with these special acts, fans can also look forward to some pretty notable pre-show performances.
HOT 97, the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B, announces the Festival Village lineup for HOT 97’s Summer Jam XX, presented by Boost Mobile! The best up-and-coming artists will take the pre-show stage from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. to kick off the greatest concert of the summer. Join Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, A$AP Ferg, Vinny Cha$e, Smoke DZA, Bodega Bamz, Troy Ave, Kid Ink, and the winner of the 2013 Who’s Next Battle for the Best, Radamiz, at Festival Village outside of MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 2, 2013! (Press Release)
Last year’s Summer Jam turned into a hot topic after a pre-show incident forced Nicki Minaj to ditch her scheduled performance.
“I wasn’t going to do ‘Starships’ and I think everybody knows that,'” Minaj told hosts DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. “I’m way smarter than that. I know what people wanted to see. I think it was just someone trying to be sarcastic — it was improper timing, it was in bad taste. Everybody makes mistakes but you’ve got to own your mistake. That’s the problem. When you don’t own it, then people feel like, ‘Oh, okay, you feel like you can do this in the future and get away with it,’ and that’s the problem. … I don’t want an apology. I don’t care about an apology. … ” (“The Breakfast Club”)