Lil Wayne Pulls Young Money Crew from Hot 97′s Summer Jam Fest
My Nguyen June 5, 2012
What initially would have been another happening event at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam became a full-fledged drama-fest.
For those who followed Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj’s tweets yesterday might have noticed a recent upset that led to a Twitter-related traffic on both the Young Money rappers’ Twitter accounts.
The Twitter rants were directed at Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg who took to the pre-festival stage in the New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium parking lot, and started dissing Nicki Minaj’s single Starships, calling it “bullsh*t,” reports Fuse.com.
Minaj was the headliner of the event and was about to go onstage in a few hours. But after learning of what Rosenberg said, Lil Wayne, head of the Young Money crew, announced on Twitter that he was pulling the crew from the festival.
Minaj later confirmed that Lil Wayne had pulled her from the show by tweeting: “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against Wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Fuse also reports that the only Young Money artist to perform at the show was Tyga, which might be because he performed an early set so that word had yet to reach him about the Young Money boycott.
Adding fuel to the fire, the Hot 97 DJs who played between sets didn’t spin a single Young Money track during the entire event, and this was notable because 25% of the top songs on urban radio in 2011 happened to be Young Money songs.
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