Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg has promised to end his publicized issues with Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, six months after he blasted her “Starships” single at Summer Jam.
Rosenberg vowed to make things right again with Nicki once the New Year gets here.
“Guys, the year is almost over and once it is, so forever will be the Nicki Minaj-Peter Rosenbergy story,” Rosenberg said. “Give it up though, it was a run, it was a run. I have to admit, it was fun. It helped raise my visibility, got many Twitter followers, but it’s over, man, and I’ll be honest, it was blown out of proportion in the first place. Listen closely, New York, and I mean this. I’m not being political, this is Peter Rosenberg to the core. I have a lot of love for Nicki. I know that probably gets the hardcore heads mad at me but it’s true. I was a fan of hers.” (Hot 97)
Peter also reminded fans he never had a true gripe or beef with Minaj as an artist.
“I didn’t like that [‘Starships’] song and I said it at the Summer Jam festival stage and then crazy ‘ish happened,” Peter added. “The only beef I ever truly had with Nicki was that she didn’t know how to have fun with the whole thing. She took herself too seriously with the whole thing … I’m over it man. No more tweets, no more telling me when you see me, ‘Yo Rosenberg, I hate Nicki Minaj, fam. Good job!’ I don’t hate Nicki. I didn’t do a job. I spoke my mind on one song and it became bigger than what it was supposed to be so guys, it’s over. In 2013, things are going to be different. Nicki’s going to go back to making that real rap, I’m going to drool over her when I see her again and, I’m going to go back to my roots; hating on the Black Eyed Peas.” (Hot 97)
Days after the incident, Rosenberg questioned Young Money boss Lil Wayne for taking issues with him talking about Minaj.
“Lil Wayne thinks that I don’t show respect for women,” said Rosenberg said live on the air. “Wayne is right about something–Women are mothers, are sisters, are daughters. But I have a question. Is me giving my opinion that one song is wack, is that showing a lack of respect for women? … I don’t know if Weezy F. should be giving me lessons on respect for women. Weezy F.–the F doesn’t stand for feminist, alright. … Clearly the logical thing is let’s get the word of respect for women from the woman at the center of it all…clearly Nicki Minaj, she understands respect for women. Instead of talking to everyone else about Hot 97, how about the good people at Young Money just come on down and come see us and talk to us?” (XXL Mag)
Immediately following the Summer Jam comments, the radio host defended his remarks.
“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)
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