Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has announced his Young Money team, which consists of Drake and Nicki Minaj, will not appear at tonight’s annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert.
Weezy F. Baby broke the news of his decision to pull the event’s headliner Nicki Minaj amongst others Sunday evening following an alleged diss from Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg during the concert.
“Young Money ain’t doing summer jam,” Weezy tweeted June 3rd. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
Shortly after Wayne’s announcement, Minaj confirmed the unexpected decision.
“Not blak but on blak radio dissin blak women > RT @JAE_MILLZ Radio personality with NO personality… f*ck n*gga!!! & u ain’t even black…,” she tweeted.
“I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
“I’d like to thank the staff @ philly & boston summer jams for treating their guests w/respect! Had a blast.” (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
According to reports, Wayne’s pulling of his Young Money team was the result of Rosenberg calling out Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” anthem.
Hmmmm..what happened in those few short hours to make Wayne pull the plug? Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg made a comment that Young Money wasn’t too fond of while on air during the pre-show to the effect of, “Shout out to all my real hip-hop heads and none of these Starship artists” So, how does this affect the show? Out of the entire YMCMB crew only Nicki Minaj and Tyga were confirmed to perform (although Nicki inevitably would have brought the whole family out with her.) Tyga has already taken the stage and performed his set, but he will be the last of the Young Money crew who makes an appearance. (Global Grind)
Outside of Young Money’s Nicki Minaj, additional headliners include Rick Ross, Waka Flocka Flame and Young Jeezy.
Moments ago, New York’s Hot 97 crew officially announced the line-up for this year’s Hot 97 Summer Jam. As always, fans can expect a star-studded cast, with Waka Flocka Flame, French Montana, Maino, Young Jeezy, J. Cole, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled & Friends and Nicki Minaj all confirmed to perform at the one-day showcase. The Summer Jam takes place on Sunday June 3rd at the Met Life Stadium in New Jersey. (Soul Culture UK)
Watch the video for Rosenberg’s statement on Nicki Minaj