After bailing on Hot 97â€²s Summer Jam, Nicki Minaj called Hot 97 with Funk Master Flex and explained why she didnâ€™t make an appearance.
â€œWhat happened was this, my fans didnâ€™t appreciate his comments,â€ Nicki Minaj said live on the air. â€œLike I told you Flex, this was not about 2,000 people that he talking to. This was streamed to the world. that stream was posted on my websiteâ€
â€œThis is being broadcast to the world,â€ Nicki said of the event was streamed across the internet.
â€œFlex, its not about his opinion, because I have opinions about DJS at Hot 97 and hot 97. I wouldnt dare come on your stage leading put o that concur. Everybody is grown enough to keep their opinions to their self. When you disrespect Nicki Minaj, yourâ€™e disrespecting my fans. Donâ€™t make those three million peopleâ€¦that their inferior for their personal taste in music.â€
Peter Rosenberg, a host on the morning show, said some disparaging comments towards Nicki Minaj in the name of â€œreal Hip-Hop.â€
Nicki responded: â€œWhen you invite somebody to your home, you treat somebody with respect.â€
â€œNobody would have even known I had a problem with this. Iâ€™m not a quitter and I donâ€™t back down from anything.â€ â€œWayne gave me a very good lesson on knowing my worth. Wayne has been my mentor, Wayne got me in this game. Lil Wayne gave me a lesson self worth.â€
Nicki said that she promoted the annual Summer Jam concert, attended by about 60,000 people, on her website and other means.
â€œKnow that Nicki Minaj sold a lot of tickets last night.â€ Nicki said and suggested it was an attack on woman. â€œI am the only woman not that stage holding it down for woman. I respect men that hold it downs for women.â€ Lauryn Hill did perform, but there werenâ€™t a lot of women to grace the stage.
For a moment, Nicki took Funk Master Flex to task.
â€œWhy you ainâ€™t diss Wayne? Why you ainâ€™t diss Wayne?â€ Nicki asked of Flex, suggesting that she was being singled out.
â€œIâ€™m not scared of Wayne,â€ Flex eventually retorted.
After a while, the pair began to explain what happened. It seemed that communications were strained because cell and mobile receptions were not sufficient to to the sheer volume of traffic.
At press time, the pair were still conversing about the matter, but the nature of the talk had lightened significantly.