Bad Idea: Lil Wayne Cancels Nicki Minaj’s Summer Jam Performance

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Welp, this is a great way to end a wonderful weekend.

If you’re a music fan, you know that summer is the time for many major music concerts and festivals. Tonight at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium is Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam concert, and multi-platinum superstar Nicki Minaj was slated to be the events first female headliner, until this happened…

Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg spoke from backstage at the concert, saying that Nicki better not perform that “wack a** Starships” track. Oh, so that’s how you feel, huh?

In response, President of YMCMB Records Lil Wayne tweeted: “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.” Hmm, well is that so, Wayne?

Nicki Minaj also responded tweeting, “Wow. U n—-z just f-cked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB”  Girl…

Here’s my thing — okay, so Peter Rosenberg should have kept his mouth shut knowing GOOD AND WELL the headliner of his employer’s signature show was probably going to perform the song that he didn’t like. Dude, it’s just a song! Her fans enjoy it, it makes them run around and share candy and stuff…so just let it be!

Now, on to Wayne…

Mr. Carter, sir? If you’re trying to be a good CEO, I’m going to need you to get out of your feelings when making business decisions. Sure, Mr. Rosenberg said something that obviously offended you, Nicki and your entire camp, but your company obviously signed a contract with Hot 97 and you have now breached that agreement. And being that you are a mouthpiece for your organization, you should have made a more sound decision (maybe even used a few brain cells to think it through) before just yanking your entire camp from the show’s roster. (Exactly why these artists DO NOT need to manage their own Twitter accounts and keep a PR person in arm’s length.) If I really wanted to, I could find several lyrics where you speak about haters and getting money and the like…

And Ms. Minaj? I understand that Mr. Carter signs your checks and you are very loyal to your team, but as an artist/business woman that (should) make her own decisions you should have spoke to your boss, rationalized the situation with him and STILL put on a great show for the thousands of fans that paid to see you perform. Your fans are a big part of who you are ma’am, and because of your response to someone’s insensitive comment, you might give them a reason to possibly retract trust in your brand and your commitment to your artistry.

*An honorary mention to Funk Master Flex and his comments on the entire situation. I can’t wait for the morning radio conversation tomorrow…

I personally think that YMCMB can have several seats (maybe those ones in Met Life stadium, perhaps?) but business is business. Both parties are wrong in this situation, and I hope that a decent medium is reached so that a situation like this doesn’t happen again.

And that’s all I have to say about that — happy summer everyone! 🙂


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