Hot 97 FM Declares War on Nicki Minaj, YMCMB

After Lil’ Wayne cancelled Nicki Minaj’s set at Hot 97 Summer Jam, which would have featured Lauryn Hill, Cam’ron, Foxy Brown and Nas; Funkmaster Flex and Hot 97 let it be known that their move would not be tolerated.

By: A.J. Niles

Fans were left in surprise, bewilderment and confusion as Lil’ Wayne cancelled Nicki Minaj’s headline performance at the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam in New Jersey. During her performance at Summer Jam, Nicki was scheduled to have many surprise guests perform with her including Lauryn Hill and Nas to perform If I Ruled the World. She also had Busta Rhymes, Cam’ron, Drake, Foxy Brown, Tyga, scheduled to appear with her during her set.

As Hot 97 FM had to quickly scramble to change the performance schedule, reportedly Rick Ross and Maybach Music were to perform before Nicki Minaj. During the show, Hot 97 FM DJ and controversial radio personality Funkmaster Flex spun a 20 minute mix where he threw a barrage of disses towards Nicki and YMCMB.

“We ain’t f-ckin’ wit’ commercial rappers no more! If you lost the f-ckin’ streets, its your fault! If you don’t go gold, its your fault! I’m dedicated to tearin’ you down. F-ck wit’ me!

If you think you ain’t sell any records this time…

If you not buyin’ no more commercial records, hit me on twitter right now!”

Nicki Minaj’s set was cancelled by YMCMB’s Lil’ Wayne after Hot 97 FM radio personality Peter Rosenberg dissed Nicki during the festival pre-show earlier in the day.

According to MTV:

Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg voiced a negative opinion on Minaj’s “Starships,”calling the song “wack,” and adding that she was was no longer ‘real hip-hop,’ which started all of the trouble.

Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Wayne took to their Twitter accounts to express their extreme displeasure with Rosenberg’s comments and Lil’ Wayne announced on Twitter to their millions of followers that they will no longer be performing at the concert.

Peter Rosenberg and his co-hosts defended his comments on his morning show Monday, saying that Nicki Minaj did not want to perform at Summer Jam because of the crowd and used this as a way to back away, telling Lil’ Wayne to cancel her performance.


Funkmaster Flex Diss:

Peter Rosenberg Diss from earlier:

Bonus – Peter Rosenberg’s response to his Nicki Minaj Diss & her cancellation of her performance:


  1. Why are these men on this station acting like females. What on earth would Nicki be afraid of? She’s smart enough to figure out which songs to perform where. That makes absolutely no sense.

  2. What a bunch of douche bags. Why are they attacking a female so hard? Nicki knew damn well what kind of crowd she would be dealing with and she was ready. Her albums are diverse, so she has songs for everybody. This station is coming off uber wack right now.

      1. How is Nicki not hip hop? She is the best female MC, right now. She is doing what most hip hop artists can’t do; sell to a diverse group of people. We can not knock her hustle at all. Lauren Hill co-signs Nicki. Why can’t you?

  3. Nicki isn’t hurting from any of this. The radio needed her to be there and they need her now to get listeners this morning. I bet Nicki was the only thing they talked about today. Idiots.

  4. This just gets crazier by the second. All those white people in the crowed looked piss off too. They never been to a damn Summer Jam in their life, and the only reason they show up this time cancels her performance. Crazy.

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