After two weeks of maintaining his silence on the controversial decision to yank Nicki Minaj before her performance at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, along with YMCMB, Lil Wayne is finally breaking his silence on the ordeal. You won’t believe what he has to say.
Nicki Minaj, the headliner at the annual show, was set to perform before 60,000 fans before Hot 97′s DJ Peter Rosenberg threw a diss at the Pink Friday MC, indicating that she wasn’t a real “hip-hop artist.”
Although the firestorm has since died down, Weezy finally addressed the situation while attending a Birthday Bash in Atlanta stating:
“That’s a female; first and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.”
Lil Wayne went on to say:
“As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything. I pulled her from the show because… no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”
Wayne expected better treatment for one of his main artists.
“I expect the red carpet, in her manner, the ‘pink carpet’ should be laid out for her. I feel like a woman should be respected at all times, therefore I made the right decision,” he said.
After saying all that crap, Weezy seemingly stated the decision was just business, leaving a possible open door for YMCMB artists and Hot 97 to collaborate on events next year.
His final words, “It’s just an executive move, no salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings,” Wayne added.