It was set to be her biggest US appearance this summer.
However,following remarks made by Hip Hop annoyance Peter Rosenberg, Nicki Minaj has refused to perform at SummerJam 2012, hours before she was due to hit the stage.
At the beginning of the event, Rosenberg- who recently labelled the Rapper a ‘sell out’ for releasing dance music, took to the Summerjam stage to rile the crowd up against Minaj.
Hurling a barrage of unprovoked insults at both she and her #1 album ‘Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded‘, the DJ was allowed to continue on with his attack despite the fact Nicki was the show’s headlining act and was-according to her- set to make ‘Rap history’.
This, prompting her A&R coordinator Saffaree Samuels to tweet:
YOOO PETER ROSENBURG WHEN I COME TO SUMMA JAM YOU GETTING PUNCHED IN YA FUCKING FACE U FUCKING PUSSY!!!!!!! I PROMISE U NIGGA!!!!!
Then minutes ago, Minaj revealed:
Had a HELL of a fucking lineup. But we won’t b disrespected.
Not blak but on blak radio dissin blak women > RT
@JAE_MILLZ Radio personality with NO personality… fuck nigga!!! & u ain’t even black…
I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.
The last tweet confirming that Young Money boss Lil Wayne made the final call on whether Nicki would perform or not. As of now, it is unclear as to whether Hot 97 will reimburse fans who had paid to see her perform.
In what might explain Minaj’s real reason for pulling out, we can confirm that her former mentor Fendi, who many believe has developed an obsession with her since their split, was backstage at the event on behalf of his client/Minaj’s nemesis Lil Kim.