Nicki Minaj has addressed her feud with Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg for the first time, saying she stands by her and boss lil wayne’s decision.
The Young Money princess was furious when the DJ slammed her single ‘Starships‘ as “bulls**t,” just hours before she was due to headline the radio station’s Summer Jam event. More details below………………..
Nicki’s boss Lil Wayne immediately pulled her out of the event and an all-out war ensued. Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Tim Westwood, Nicki says while she doesn’t hold anything against the station, she still believes they were in the wrong.
“I’m a genuine person, I love you, I love you, I hate you, I hate you, there’s really no in between with me. So I was so excited and so passionate to go to my hometown.”
“I’m really proud that Wayne stood up and said, ‘not anymore.’ I’m glad Flex and I were able to talk about it and stuff, but at the end of the day Tim, in the last 18 months I sold 3.5 million albums worldwide… at a certain point, you just want respect, you’re working hard.”
Nicki also pointed out that Weezy performed at the music event the year before, but wasn’t blasted for performing ballad ‘How To Love’ on which he sings in autotune.
“The year before that, Wayne performed ‘How To Love’ at Summer Jam. No one said anything. So, my thing is the guys do treat the guys different. Maybe they feel Nicki Minaj is something to be played with,” she explained.
“It should just be love, you have your opinions on the radio and all that, but when the artist is coming to perform you should just keep it to yourself. Just for that one day.”
Nicki later added that she is “cool” with Hot 97 and is ready to move on from the drama.
Check out her interview with Tim below:
Plus Tickets for Nicki Minaj’s forthcoming UK arena tour are now on sale today.
The Young Money rapper will be playing eight dates across the country in October to promote her latest album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
It was recently announced that Nicki’s second studio album was ceritfied platinum just two months after its release.
The tour dates are as follows:
October 21 – Nottingham Capital FM Arena
October 22 – Manchester Arena
October 24 – Liverpool Echo Arena
October 25 – Newcastle Arena
October 27 – Birmingham LG Arena
October 30 – London O2 Arena
November 3 – Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
November 7 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
For tickets and more information about the arena tour, click here.