Rap star Drake is looking out for his Young Money crew by calling out New York’s Hot 97 radio station for sparking Lil Wayne‘s decision to pull the team from performing at this month’s Summer Jam concert.
According to Drizzy, he is going to put on his own version of Summer Jam at his Club Paradise Theater show Saturday (June 16) night in New York City.
“They f—ed up Summer Jam, so I’m just gonna do Summer Jam how it’s supposed to go,” Drake told Scoob, referencing Lil Wayne’s decision to pull Young Money out of the show’s lineup after offensive remarks were directed toward Nicki Minaj. “I’ve got everyone you would want to see, plus people that you wouldn’t expect to see.” Thus far, Drake’s tour roster includes Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Waka Flocka Flame and French Montana, not to mention guest appearances from T.I., Rick Ross and Future, so it seems likely that additional members from his YMCMB family will join him on the bill Saturday. (MTV)
Recently, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj revealed plans to put on her own free New York City concert.
“Just run the entire interview. Don’t chop nothing else. I will tell you this one last thing: When I sat in the restaurant last night with my team, Beenie [Man] said, Nicki: Do you know what would happen if someone in Jamaica went on stage last night before I performed to the crowd? He said n*ggas would be in the hos-pit-al. But let me tell you: Nothing is worse than going home and having not played a gig. I just wanna leave with saying this: I’m gonna make this up to my fans. And I want my fans to know, nothing, no radio station, no one can alter our relationship. I have a very personal relationship with my fans, and I’m truly sorry that people’s nights were ruined. You guys have no idea, I’ve gone through hell and back. I’m not a quitter. I show up and perform. I went with my team’s decision, and I made history, and the next time I come out, people won’t disrespect me. And for once, I feel like I’ve really really shown the world, I love and respect myself, and people aren’t gonna go there any more. And you know what, Flex? Hit me on the email, it’s all good.” (“Funkmaster Flex Show”)
Hot 97’s Peter Rosenbeg ultimately caught the blame for Minaj’s no-show after dissing her “Starships” record at the event.
“In addition to the morning show, I do an underground show on Sunday nights, I host all of our showcases, I interview underground artists at my house, that’s kind of who I am,” Rosenberg said. “So when I went out there, I wasn’t really thinking about it, I was just trying to hype up all of the fans who were there to see Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, more of the underground acts. It just sort of came out. I did not anticipate the backlash.” (TMZ)
Minaj has since come forward to discuss what went down and called Rosenberg out for showing disrespect to one of the only female artists billed to perform.
“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”)
Check out Peter Rosenberg calling out “Starships” below: