Lauryn Hill Defends Nicki Minaj Against Radio ‘Scare Tactics’

Published: Monday 4th Jun 2012 by David

Earlier this morning, Funkmaster Flex shocked fans when he openly vowed to ‘tear Nicki Minaj’ down for not performing at Summerjam 2012, the event organized by his radio station Hot 97.

Now, in her defense, fellow Rap queen has released a statement weighing in on the situation, supporting her decision to walk away from what many saw as a dangerous situation.

Her words below…

No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy.

I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him.

I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect.

This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!

Ms. Lauryn Hill

In response to claims Minaj had ‘sold out’ for releasing dance music, Lauryn’s comments come before DJ Flex revealed the MC is to join him on his 7pm (EST) show this evening to discuss what went down.

Surprising, as his scathing remarks on her latest LP led many to believe their ‘friendship’ had been completely severed.

Our two cents:

Some won’t like this, but in keeping it 100 we’ll say this:

Like most characters in black music, Flex likes his acts high enough to brag about being near the top, but low enough to be dragged to the bottom when they -by his estimation- ‘sell out’.

Thus, it’s no surprise he showed his true colors once he didn’t get his way with Nicki yesterday- all but calling her a ‘flop’ when she refused to take to the stage.

Funny thing is though, he wasn’t calling her a ‘flop’ when she sat down with him back in April to promote ‘Roman Reloadedor when Hot 97 deemed her powerful enough to headline their so called event. An event, which was depending on Minaj’s appearance to shift tickets.

We wonder if he and Peter Rosenberg would be as quick to slam her if say…she was a man, or was content with remaining a ‘hood star’ for the duration of her career, catering to an audience who fail at supporting the acts they themselves claim to approve of.

Keep it locked on That Grape Juice for his interview with Nicki when it airs live tonight.

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  1. I Am NOT The One June 4, 2012

    I just KNEW Lauryn would never work with her!

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      Lauryn only knows that she was coming out w/ Nas. BUT Nas was coming out in Nicki’s set…. SO Nicki was bringing out Nas who would also have Lauryn w/ him. KnowBeforeYouSpeak cause you look dumb.

      • I Am NOT The One June 4, 2012

        You are piecing them together by association. YOU ARE THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO READ! ” I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with HIM”

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      Nas was suppose to come out in Nicki’s set. So she would of came out on NICKI’s SET. YouAreTooDumb

      • Drayner317 June 4, 2012

        This Girl HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader MUST BE STUPID AS f#ck!!! No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy.

        I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him.
        at What part did she mention She was going to perform with Nicki!!

      • Rellz June 4, 2012

        basically she was gonna be on nickis set wit association with nas

    • terrell curry June 10, 2012

      Flex is a a puppet for the enemy of free thinkiers and those who use their gifts to transcend the circumstances which give birth to our ‘struggle music’. This music has thrusted the hip- hop generation into the the creative realm where the survival mindset has no place; a piece of heaven if you will. Flex is going to be dropping bombs on Nicki’s childrens’ records!!! Tell him I said it. -Creative Director of CARTER magazine, Terrell A. Curry

  2. NATURALBEAUTY June 4, 2012

    First off, Nicki NEVER said she would be performing with Lauryn, another reason why we shouldn’t always believe rumors. That was very nice of Lauryn, I thought it was wrong, nobody deserves that embarrassment.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA June 4, 2012

      LOL at the DP!! hahahaha!!! Damn Rih!

  3. Monsterhive June 4, 2012

    & the QUEEN has spoken. She felt it was out of line & so do I.

  4. GEO June 4, 2012

    MAYBE THERE IS SOME TRUTH TO WHAT LIL’KIM IS SAYING!

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      Kim is a habitual liar……

      • TARBABY RANGER June 4, 2012

        So is that d*** Nicki mINaj

  5. Black Barbie’s Cousin June 4, 2012

    Nicki lied about having Lauryn on her setlist.
    But of course Nicki’s no.1 fansite will not highlight that instead they choose to baby her ! lmfao.
    The same poor old nicki talking about offing people’s top ! Roman .. talking all this gangsta s*** in her music couldnt handle the HEAT in the kitchen..
    Kim exposed her plan. Peter Rosenburg and Flex DRAGGED her non-rapping ass and now she’s crying in her bedroom. this website is pathetic. y’all always find a way to justify her B*******.
    HER FANS came to see her, WHO CARES ABOUT ANYONE ELSE. go RIDE FOR THEM. once again she f***** over her fans. and those brainless c** stains will still go back to her LMFAO.

    • RDK June 4, 2012

      b-tch i see you on ever blog,fabricating sh-t to tear nicki down w/f is wrong with you everyone,saw what lauren have written up there and you are still trying to twist sh-t,you are a epic hater.

      • Monsterhive June 4, 2012

        Show me the Carfax. Nicki Tweeted the people who were performing that night. Not ONCE did she say Lauryn would perform with her. Once again you’re speaking nonsense. Even Nicki Retweeted Lauryns Tweet.

      • Black Barbie’s Cousin June 4, 2012

        you gon CONTINUE seeing me STAY THEE F*** MADDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD !!!

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      RazREPOST: Lauryn only knows that she was coming out w/ Nas. BUT Nas was coming out in Nicki’s set…. SO Nicki was bringing out Nas who would also have Lauryn w/ him. KnowBeforeYouSpeak cause you look dumb.

      • TARBABY RANGER June 4, 2012

        Lauryn was not goin on stage with that ho. SORRY have a seat Roman-Raz B

  6. MusicExpert June 4, 2012

    Why did TGJ title this post so incorrectly
    Lauryn said she wasn’t supposed to be on her set list but was supposed to be on Nas setlist
    How does Nicki still have fans after all she’s done to them

    I bought pink Friday and supported her. I regret doing so.. She doesnt give a s*** about us…

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      You are ignorant on the whole situation obviously. If you let ppl disrespect you they will ALWAYS disrespect you.

    • mobwife June 4, 2012

      No it’s titled correctly as Lauryn Hill did say:

      “We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. ….This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. ” <–THIS

      • MusicExpert June 4, 2012

        Maybe she was confused

        Nicki Starships was dissed in front of the pre show not the main show..

        All of the real hip hops fans already knew Starships is some pop b*******

        Lauryn made it clear she doesn’t want to be affiliated with Nicki MInaj

        LOL Roman Reloaded didnt even go GOLD and Nicki is better than Kim really?? shes the OG the originator with 3 consecutive platinum albums and she didnt have to resort to selling out and going POP. She stayed true to her hip hop fans and was successful

        RIP NICKI

      • Kween Ebony June 5, 2012

        @Music Expert you should really change your name because if In fact you were an expert, then you would know that Nicki is GOLD! 509,000 and counting sooo do your research! 900,000 world wide Roman Reloaded! And you should check Kim twitter btw because she starting to sound bitter and pathetic don’t you think? Read her last few tweets she gets mad @Flex because he didn’t try and tear nicki down on his radio show yesterday. Like who really prays and hopes for someones downfall. “What God Has Blessed NO MAN Can Curse”

  7. Black Barbie’s Cousin June 4, 2012

    oh and Nicki could NEVAHHH be in the same league as lauryn ..
    The Queen CROWN is based on LEGACY not RELEVANCY.
    Kim,Lauryn, Missy GOT THIS.
    F*** NICKI MINAJ
    She’s a popstar H** ! she could never be a rap QUEEN with her 1-2-3 A-B-C rapping skills F*** OUTTA HERE !!!!!!!!
    Who has nicki paved the way for ?? LMFAOO sit down you f** minaj stans

    • Kween Ebony June 5, 2012

      No one said that Nicki was in the same league as Lauryn! Everyone knows she isn’t you said that! But we can say that she will forever go down in hip-hop history!

  8. :S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S:S June 4, 2012

    Get your facts straight Sam
    ..
    Summer ham was here before Nicki and will most certainly be here after she is forgotten.
    I’m sure it will sale out just like it always does

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      They booked Nicki as the main event for a reason

  9. Blackman June 4, 2012

    mc lyte is the queen of rap, just saying look her up lmao learn facts!!

  10. Suicide Blonde June 4, 2012

    Lauryn Hill is always right.

  11. Sunsetdrop June 4, 2012

    Lil Kim is NOT the Queen or Rap or Hip Hop. Hell f****** O, Lauryn Hill & Missy Elliot s*** on Kim’s legacy with just 1 album so you Kim stans need to deal.

    • ILOVEKELLY June 4, 2012

      i totally agree..Lauryn Hill and Missy were deep with there lyrics..and was original and didn’t turn to s** to sell records.

      • Madusa June 4, 2012

        Exactly!!!

      • TARBABY RANGER June 4, 2012

        Like Nicki Minaj, she sell that p**** for tracks

  12. coco June 4, 2012

    Nas was Nicki’s guest and he invited L boogie… so how he going to invite her when he’s a guest himself. Nicki was the headliner.
    lauren was invited by nas who was invited by nicki and so was foxy relax ppl, nicki does not need to lie about lauren, she still looks a hot mess btw

  13. HAMBONE June 4, 2012

    Damn damn Jamerrio. lol. The NY hip-hop scene FIGHTS so hard to be credible on every level. Most people understand the fight to be a waste of time. People will say, ‘well that’s a part of hip-hop culture. that’s what they do.’ Well, the damn culture needs to change. Why in pursuit of doing something good, you have to be worried if someone’s going to threaten your life or something? There are so many other positions to play in hip-hop and music as a whole, than to be an old bitter as REVENGE-oriented artist. GROW UP! Maybe that’s why it’s so successful, because it’s not hard to be immature.. and any little kid can do it. I bet Flex has kids too. His kids probably bump Nicki. lol. That’s some kindergarten stuff to say in the public, as a public persona… and a grown man at that! Ain’t it interesting that as soon as someone rises up from the NY hip-hop scene who so many people get hype about, that very same scene is the one that are the main one’s tearing them down. I remember when Flex was on MTV on the regular, I was like ‘that’s what’s up’. I was overseas watching FMF get big… then I’m like, what happened? He probably got caught up. Believe it or not, there are bigger fish to fry. You almost gotta be mafia at some point to maintain. That’s part of the stupidity of that music world. This is the part of hip-hop that is devisive and needs to be checked. That’s why people who started in hip-hop and have maintained the right mindset and outlook have done so great in life… LAURYN HILL, JAY-Z, LL, def WILL SMITH, and many others. Funkmaster is a hater and his brand is clearly going down. He should feel bad that his own camp decided to slam someone they wanted to perform at THEIR event! That’s a conflict of interest in business… but his immaturity won’t let him MAN UP enough to admit he’s wrong and hopefully next year they can work it out… What a dumb business man. What a dumb man. Really? Nicki’s still a woman.

  14. ALEXUSF June 4, 2012

    CHRIS BROWN

    • -____- June 4, 2012

      BEATS GIRLS!

  15. MOUSAISJOREN June 4, 2012

    NICKI BACKED OUT BECAUSE THATS WHAT WAYNE WANTED HER TO DO, PEOPLE DIS RESPECT KIM ALL DAY EVERYDAY, JUST LIKE CHARLAMANGE , DJENVY ALL DISS KIM AND SHE STILL WENT ON THE SHOW, I HAVE NOTHING AGAINTS NICKI BUT MOST PEOPLE CONSIDER HER NOT TO BE HIP HOP AND SHE COULDNT TAKE THE CRITICISM LIKE HE SAID ITS NOT HIS FAULT SHE LOST THE STREETS AND HER ALBUM AINT HIT GOLD YET AND FAR AS THE LAURYN HILL COMMET, LAURYN IS SPEAKING ABOUT ALL ARTIST NOT JUST NICKI I WISH PEOPLE WILL STOP JUST TRYNA CLEAR UP NICKI NAME, SHE CLEARY STATED SHE WAS BRINGING OUT LAURN NOW SINCE LAURYN HAS RELEASED A STATEMENT NICKI WANTS TO BACK TRACK AND SAY OHH I WAS BRINGING OUT NAS AND LAURYN WAS GON BE WITH HIM, BUT THATS NOT WHAT U SAID ON TWITTER NICKI, U DIDNT EVEN MENTION NAS NAME, BUT IF IT WAS KIM ALL U WEBSITES WOULD BE DISSING KIM LEFT AINT RIGHT BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD KIM IS STILL STADING AND YOULL WILL NEVER KNOCK HER DOWN

    • -____- June 4, 2012

      Umm she mentioned Nas twice on Twitter. Again, do your research. She didn’t lie cause she never said she’d be performing with Lauryn. Even if Nicki did sellout, do really think that was the time or place?

  16. TheOuyonB June 4, 2012

    Now this is how you accurately write a post! Good job TGJ. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  17. I Judge Flops June 4, 2012

    TBQFH Nicki represents eveything Lauryn Hill bashes in her music. Nicki is the definition of fake.

    Fake ass, fake boobs, fake teeth, and she is a sell out. I don’t care what nobody says… Nicki lost so much respect from the Hip-Hop community with that damn “Starships” and pop songs she did. The hood don’t do “flip-floppers”. THe hood don’t need a black Katy Perry.

    F*** NICKI!

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      A hater opinion Never matters.

      • Some B**** June 4, 2012

        Not opinion hun. Your fav is fake

    • Kissy_Minaj June 4, 2012

      And the hood don’t hardly buy records so what’s your point. Who says a rapper has to stick with singing just hip hop, why not explore and be more versatile? FOH

      • Stephen June 4, 2012

        A rapper and a singer are two different things

    • the real xoxo June 4, 2012

      dont know why you got thumbs down, its true. these 14 year olds on this site need to listen to lauryns hit single “doo wop” and listen to the lyrics. its almost as if she is describing nicki minaj a decade before she came out.

  18. Jay1220 June 4, 2012

    If ya did ya research u would now that bad was comin out on nicki’s set and he was gonna bring out lauryn which was all in nick’s set so lauryn should of did he research also

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      That’s what I keep telling these ignorant people. Someone gets it. It’s not RocketScience

  19. rnbprince16 June 4, 2012

    damn it seems like a lot of b******* just to keep the blogs and twitterverse talking. Its pretty sad when an artist like Nicki Minaj gets s*** for trying to expand her empire, and reach a wider audience, and her own people knock her down for it. All the b******* about white people setting black people back , but its cool for them to tear down their own people. F*** the b*******. Let the music speak for itself, and let the numbers speak for themselves. Nicki don’t mind the haters, cuz you’re still the baddest b**** doing it.

    • Black Barbie’s Cousin June 4, 2012

      Nicki is the most UNTALENTED b**** doing it

    • Benron June 4, 2012

      There not critisizing her for being black and sining pop, they critisize that she Still claims she is hiphop!

      • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

        She is HipHop. So what have of her album was dance songs that STILL had rapping in them. The other half was straight hiphop. And she makes HottestMCsList… Whether you think she is or not the public DOES.

      • Kissy_Minaj June 4, 2012

        And she is still hip hop. She is a rapper who does hip hop and dance music? Y U Mad at that though? You want her to stay one way, and not be versatile in her music? So if a Rapper sings a dance song she is suddenly not hip hop anymore? FOH

  20. haterzstaypressed June 4, 2012

    Thanks Lauryn Hill for being the voice of reason. Flex and Rosenberg ain’t s*** for what they have done. Full of misogyny and hate. I’ve never heard either one of these b****** say s*** about Flo Rida and he does dance/rap music!! Nicki is building an empire and she needs to keep doing what she’s doing. Her base is GROWING and yeah this album may not be living up to expectations but it will STILL go platinum and she will STILL have 5 songs in the top 100 and she will STILL have million dollar endorsement deals. PF:RR has sold 459k Once it sells 700k, she will be certified platinum. That’s how it works so deal.

    Black folks are gonna have to get it together. We have a tendency to scream sell out about any artist who try and expand. We yell that Lil’ Kim is REAL HIP HOP, but yet fail to support her and buy her s*** so she stay flopping. And then we around and by Adele and Eminem, making them millions, but not support ANY of our black R&B artist!! WTF is WRONG with us?

    S*** is all backwards….

    • -____- June 4, 2012

      Preach sista!

    • HAMBONE June 4, 2012

      I was thinking the same thing about Flo Rida. Ain’t nobody said nothing… and truth be told… let there be one of them to get a good dance remix made to their songs and make that money. They would shut up in a heartbeat, but… they’re not creative. That’s what an artist is… creative. Limited people always complain about limitation instead of expanding their own thinking to expand what they do… to ultimately expand their money. Lil’ Kim used to be the business, but how is she going to claim being the realest when she don’t look like the recognizable from last year. She more plastic and fake than anybody. Am I supposed to be fooled looking at Lil’ Kim… that she has preserved all her realness deep down under the plastic. And the fact that she’s fueling a comeback based on some “beef” with Nicki or whomever shows that her talent isn’t even as good as the public has allowed it be in the past. She’s an oppotunist, making opportunist money… which is, every now and then.

    • Kissy_Minaj June 4, 2012

      I can’t tell you how much u have expressed everything I want to say. And if the two BULLIES had done this to Kim, her fans would have been in an uproar. And they would have still been dead wrong in my eyes. I stan for Onika, but I also can’t stand b******* and will give jack his jacket.

      Black people are always complaining but yet they give Adele their money, thankfully I never have and never will. I get genuine black music from black artistes I admire.

  21. NICK June 4, 2012

    I am sorry, but calling her a sellout is stupid, BLACK FOLKS DONT PAY FOR NUFFIN!!!!! I would go techno too ( as much as I am sick of techno) I LIKE IT, but I mean her new album is music for all types of people & I respect that…now this pulling out of the summerjam, does anyone know the truth or real reason she did that? I mean it is what it is…, I WOUDL BE KINDA MAD THO, if i paid to go see her, cause hse woulda been # 1 for me, haha, & she pulled out—ooohababy!!!

    • HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

      TeamMinaj understands and even ppl who where THERE that is TM says that they are glad she didn’t perform, They were there seeing the disrespect.

      • Sheltop June 4, 2012

        iM GLAD SHE DIDN’T PERFORM EITHER, SHE SUCKS LIVE ANYWAY. ANY I DON’T FIND WHAT HE SAID TO BE DISRESPECTFUL, HE JUST SAID HER SONG WAS WACK AND HE NOT F****** WITH WACK S*** HE LIKES REAL HIP HOP.. THAT’S TALKING TRUTH NOT DISRESPECT!

    • FoxxyLOVE June 4, 2012

      Black folks don’t buy nothin? That’s why R. Kelly, Lil Kim, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, and countless other people can still go on tour, eventhough they haven’t had a hit years. Dumbass, who do you think was @ Summer Jam? SHOW MONEY > CD MONEY y’all n***** are so dumb.

  22. mobwife June 4, 2012

    Wait which FeeMC will b joining DJFMFlex Nicki or Lauryn Hill? In any event, @TGJ please provide a video or audio of the conversation!

    Again, I find this troubling and I’m not a big Nicki Minaj fan (I love “Hard Core” Lil Kim) however, this is ugly and sad to witness. As we have seen in the past, the media dictates what we hear and see in entertainment and news (WMD scam)! For DJs, Music Video Channel Program Managers, Music Magazine Editors, Blog sites etc to wage war against an artist or artists is just sad! This foolishness ultimately hurts music lovers as we don’t get a far chance to hear, see &/or read about our favorites because of some ol’ BS!

  23. HausOfRoman-Raz IsYourLeader June 4, 2012

    “Thank u Lauryn. Nas was coming out on my set, u were coming out 2 perform w/him. That was within my set that was going 2 continue w/foxy.” – Nicki Minaj

    • Sheltop June 4, 2012

      BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  24. popeye’s chicken, biscuits and gravy June 4, 2012

    some of ya’ll are trying to say that Lauryn would be there for Nicki through Nas. If thats the case why is Lauryn herself distancing herself from Nicki by pointing out, she was there for Nas alone??

    It doesn’t make sense.

    Lauryn knows whats up. She set it straight. So keep spinning s*** barbs and TGJ.

    Ya’ll know da truth. Scratch and sniff Nicki

    #Ismellpussy
    #shesahoodratbrat

    • haterzstaypressed June 4, 2012

      The point is, which you are purposely ignoring is that Lauryn Hill defended Nicki.

      • TheMan4U June 4, 2012

        I think the point your ignoring is that Lauryn wants to affiliation with Nicki AT ALL, she clearly stated she was not there for Nicki and was there for Nas only.

      • haterzstaypressed June 4, 2012

        No, I’m not ignoring it. I read the statement and she cleared up an inaccuracy. Where in the statement does it say that Lauryn does not want an affiliation with Nicki? You only see what your eyes want to see, hun. She cleared up something and then defended Nicki whether you like it or not.

  25. Sheltop June 4, 2012

    MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN F*** THAT B****, F*** A B**** NAME NICKI MANJI WHATEVER HER F****** NAME IS, THIS B**** TALL ALL THIS S*** ON A TRACK GET’S DISSED BY ONE DJ AND NOW CRYING THE F****** BLUES. AFTER ALL THE DISRESPECTFUL S*** THAT FLYS OUTTA HER MOUTH! NYC WONT SHOW NO MORE LUV TO THIS B****, SHE LOST THE STREETS AND THATS FACT! I TELL YOU WHAT THO A B**** NAME LIL KIM WOULD OF TOOK THE COMMENTS HIT THE STAGE AND SHUT IT THE F*** DOWN AND MADE THEM EAT THERE WORDS, A PUNK RAP B**** RUNS AND HIDES. FOH DONE WITH NICKI! #GAMEOVER

    • RDK June 4, 2012

      what is wrong with you,it,s not nicki minaj fault your like is all f-ck up.

  26. popeye’s chicken, biscuits and gravy June 4, 2012

    how is this statement about nicki? Lauryn said she respects artist walking with integrity. Not swagger jackers who run away, instead of standing their ground.

  27. Alexander June 4, 2012

    Funk Master Flex was 100% correct!

    Nicki Minaj & the whole YMCMB crew started the beef with Lil kim trying to distort her career efforts, Kim set it off with junior Mafia & B.I.G. She will always be the illest female in the rap game.

    But Nicki pulling out the concert from her hard working fans paying to see her gets her career flopped & Failed to ever touch the Mic again. Flex was right to pull there crew from the airwaves. Wayne and those goons dissed Jay-Z & Kanye and now is weeping like babies because Pusha-T kept it streets on them hardcore.

    Nicki is a pornstar in her next career, leave rap & hip hop for the real G’s…\

    YMCMB will crumble and fall hard…

  28. Viciousss June 4, 2012

    L boogie speaks words of wisdom, thank God there’s some sense left.

    Dude is a punk, f*** a DJ who’s trying to insert himself into situations that ain’t got s*** to do with him. Don’t like her? Then don’t BOOK HER ASS FOR YOUR CONCERT SERIES. f****** stupid. They knew she’d bring in the money and used her for that but then disrespected her and THEN their p**** DJ wants to tear her down?

    Pencil d*** wouldn’t have said s*** to a man and people co-signing him are the exact punks that would be in tears if it was their fave – f*** maybe send them a twitter message and see if they want Nicki’s scraps.

    This is the reason black music is in turmoil, smh. You know were in some s*** when white people offer more support than your own.

  29. TEASPILLER June 4, 2012

    What Nicki just Tweeted.

    “Lmaoooooo. U losers pray for ppl downfall and wonder why ur losing. Told ya b4 who god bless no man can curse. Say ahhhhhh!!!!!”

    “Like u n***** aint even pick up ya check yet. Go down to the office b4 u start prayin for my downfall.”

    Onika better readdd!!! Yas!!!!!!

    • Girrrl June 4, 2012

      The funny thing is Nicki been praying for Kim’s downfall from the start and she wonders why she’s losing. #irony

  30. I remember June 4, 2012

    All I got to say things like this happen when you successful people wanna see you go down

  31. Journey Israel June 4, 2012

    I SUPPORT NICKI SO MUCH SO THAT I AM GOING TOO BUY ANOTHER ROMAN RELOADED ALBUM.

  32. StadiumsBitches June 4, 2012

    In my Nicki singing voice*

    We…see…right…through…you……..yous a fake ass b****, yous a fake ass b****.

  33. Ashley June 4, 2012

    People are so quick to say that nicki is a liar when’s she’s not lauryn hill wasn’t her special, guest nas was and his special guest was lauryn hill if you read nicki’s tweets you will see that. Nicki also had every right to not perform don’t disrespect me or my music and then expect me to perform at your show I think they just used nicki for ticket sales. Everybody wants to debate on what’s real hip hop or not hip hop is not what it use to be cuz everybody giving these wack ass rappers a chance, nicki isn’t the first street rapper to go commercial so stop frontin half the people that performed at summer jam weren’t even real hip hip and he just went at nicki because she was a women I bet he wouldn’t have said that s*** if it was 2 chainz or wacka flocka get real what the f*** does wack flocka really rap about a bunch of stupid s***, but because nicki is a women he went at her.

  34. Shioniedoo June 4, 2012

    If anything, Lauryn is taking a neutral stance in this whole situation by talking in generalizations instead of details. What she is saying is there needs to be respect from both sides while sticking up for females and ppl acting with integrity in general. Its obvious that by saying she was not apart of Nickis set means just that, she was not apart of Nickie set. No disrespect there just facts. If she was I’m sure she would have ran down the specifics because its also obvious that she holds no ill willed towards Nicki. But this statement does not mean she is completely riding behind Nicki either. Sounds like she is saying everybody need to get their act together

  35. E.J. June 4, 2012

    What better insult than to say they want no affiliation with you…Lauryn dissed Nicki with class and wisdom, and most of ya’ll read right over it….Im so tired of fake ass Nicki, this is the beginning of the end of her tired ass career…#POW

    • haterzstaypressed June 4, 2012

      Where did she say that? Pathetic!!

  36. the zolonski trap June 4, 2012

    why yall sweatin nicki, she didnt confirm these rumors released one day ago..
    now unless nad had his own set, lauryn would technically be apart if nicki’s set, what are they gonna NOT make contact while on stage the whole time?? oh well, its done with…but i do believe that fake kim in a casket wood of REALLY sparked alot of s*** && mad Kim and her fans angggggry!! “this is the thanks i get for puttin you b****** on” because kim was NOWHERE to be seen until Nicki emerged…

    • E.J. June 4, 2012

      “the zolonski trap” Clearly Nicki is your God! “Golden Calf” sing her praises and Worship her….God’s Jealous 🙁

  37. morgan June 4, 2012

    i AGREE WITH lAURYN & nICKI ON THIS ONE…. BUT FLEX DOESNT REPRESENT “MOST” CHARACTERS IN BLACK MUSIC. YOU DONT EVEN KNOW OF MOST CHARACTERS IN BLACK MUSIC. SO HOW CAN YOU MAKE A BLANKET STATEMENT???

    FLEX IS A JERK BUT HE IS NOT MOST OF BLAK MUSIC…. STOP WITH THE SELF HATE…

    BTW – THE REASON BLACKS DONT SUPPORT THE R&B ARTISTS ( HIP HOP IS DOING GREAT) IS B.C AMERICAN RECORD LABELS DONT SIGN TALENT SINGER/SONGWRITERS ANYMORE FOR THE GENRE… THESE NEW ARTIST ARE WHACK AND THE OLD ARTISTS ARE USING THE SAME TIRED PRODUCERS & SONGWRITERS… UGH!!

  38. Soulful June 4, 2012

    Lauryn’s set was so good. Queen

  39. StopItLuke June 4, 2012

    IDGAF if Nas was on Nicki’s set list, the fact remains that Lauryn was to perform with NAS which is what QUEEN Lauryn had to explain before any idiots got it twisted like she was gonna be supporting Onika…
    Sad but predictable how TFJ twists Lauryn’s explanation to suit their pro Nicki agenda and even sadder for Nicki’s dumb fans who continue to shell out money for her to throw it back in their face once more.

    • Girrrl June 4, 2012

      Thank you! Lauryn was planning to perform with Nas not Nicki. These stans trying to make these 6 degrees of association to say that she was in Nicki’s set. Clearly Lauryn wanted to point that out given she wrote that first before the part about integrity.

  40. Alexander June 4, 2012

    Nicki is Basura

  41. deveal2014 June 5, 2012

    Title is misleading… Lauryn Hill is not coming to Onikas defense.. She is trying to distance herself period.

  42. SENTFROMUPABOVE June 5, 2012

    THATGRAPEJUICE IS SOOO F****** FAKE, AND Y’ALL THINK YOU’RE SO REAL HAHA

    WHY NOT POST THE STORY AS IT IT, AND NOT TWIST THE TITLE?

    HOW ‘BOUT THAT? NAH Y’ALL TOO MUCH LOL

    LAURYN HILL WANTED TO MAKE IT ABSOLUTELY CLEAR THAT SHE WAS NOT SUPPORTING NICKI, THAS WHAT HAPPENED

    TO THIS DAY, I DON’T KNOW WHY Y’ALL TWIST TITLES IN FAVOUR OF NICKI MINAJ, ESPECIALLY WHEN Y’ALL PREACH GOOD MUSIC LMAO NICKI MINAJ AIN’T THAT, SORRY.

    FACT!

  43. Nigelahmad June 5, 2012

    THIS IS CRAZY!!

    Lauryn CLEARLY says she had no allegiance with Nicki! Lauryn and Nas have been friends for years. Nas was recently spoke that he was supposed to be on the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. They toured together in the 90s and Nas performed with Lauryn a few times in the past few years during Rock The Bells Festival and whatnot. They have respect for each other as artist.

    Now it is POSSIBLE that Nas was going to perform with Nicki, because she has a song with him, and seemed to have his own short set lined up, but as the statement by Ms. Lauryn Hill reads, there is an inaccuracy. Lauryn wasn’t going to do anything with Nicki, as she was with Nas.

    ALSO Lauryn says that she does not know the full details of the situation of what occurred. So Nicki saying that Lauryn supports her decision, when the statement Lauryn made was very GENERAL to all artists. Nicki is reaching!

    Nicki is acting like Lauryn KNEW she would have been on “her” set. NO Lauryn came for NASIR “NAS” JONES. Not anyone’s Nicki Minaj! Seriously Nicki it is not cool to try and stretch the truth.

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