Lauryn Hill Supports Nicki Minaj Decision For Not Performing At Summer Jam

Lauryn Hill As we know by now, Lauryn Hill & Nas performed last night at Hot 97 Summer Jam and were supposedly special guests on Nicki Minaj‘s Set. Today, Lauryn weighs in on what she thinks of the whole situation. Here’s what she had to say: 

“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!!! “

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