Nicki Minaj and Funkmaster Flex got into a heated discussion on the phone Monday night discussing Nicki not taking the stage at Summer Jam this year. Lil Wayne pulled the plug on Nicki’s performance after Hot 97′s morning show host Peter Rosenberg DISSED Nicki before she was set to perform. When Funkmaster Flex got word that Nicki wasn’t performing he was feeling some type of way and said “We don’t f**k with commercial artists no more. We don’t give a sh** if you commercial or pop and you afraid to touch down in Jersey.” He even threatened to ruin her career on his show Monday night.
Well, Nicki called in to set the record straight with Funkmaster Flex and to let her fans know that she’s truly sorry and will make it up to her barbz with a free concert in NYC. She also touched on why the decision for her not to perform was made, why she went along with it, her reaction to Rosenberg’s comments and more!
And you know Kimmy Blanco (Lil Kim) had to add her 2 cents tweeting, “Smfh so disappointed in Flex this is Nonsense !!! On my way to my show …Over this ! Nebraska !!! See u in a few !”
Listen to the uncensored phone convo with Nicki Minaj & Funkmaster Flex below:
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Excerpt from the interview below:
Funkmaster Flex: Time-Out. Summer Jam is not based on morales. This show is built on who’s bringing out celebrities, who’s coming out, and who’s getting dissed.
Nicki Minaj: But we’re not coming out.
FF: I’ve already said to you: Rosenberg might not have picked the best moment to do it. That’s the time for it. When you’re getting read to perform. It’s his opinion. He maybe shouldn’t have given that opinion.
NM: I’m going to answer your question but you gotta stop talking.
FF: That’s the first time you’ve ever told me that Wayne has ever overruled you. It happens. It’s a label. We couldn’t do anything to fix the situation.
FF: I’m here.
NM: Flex. I need you to breathe. You’re not even listening and I need you to simma. For three hours, we emailed [Hot 97 manager Ebro Darden], and actually, my manager was the first person to tell me: Yo, you’re not going on that stage. Wayne was the second person. For three hours, we could not get a resolution. [CEO of Hip Hop Since 1978] G. Roberson emailed me, and said: Hey, I need you on the phone. Ebro said ‘Let me get to the bottom of this.’ You know I love Ebro. After he sent that email, we never heard back.
FF: But you know something?
NM: Can I finish?
FF: Damn, okay.
NM: Flex. Flex. My label and program was reaching out to the manager.
FF: Now I understand the reason that you did it. And I’m listening to you. When you went to Twitter, and you did that, we felt that you were making an issue, and you were trying to put us on Front Street.
NM: Ohhhhh. Ohhh. Okay. He tried to embarrass me, but I can’t embarrass you.
NM: Flex, if you’re gonna just say wrong information blatantly like that, then ask me a question, because I’m not here to play games.
FF: That’s a nice way of calling me a liar.
NM: Well, I want you to know that we wanted to do the show.
FF: Well, now that you said that….[Cuts in on Interview] [BOMB] We’ll be back, we’ll be back. I’m gonna rewind that.
FF: Everyone was wondering if you were really gonna touch the stage. I’m just keeping it real with you. Nicki, look: There were people who were wondering if you were afraid to step on the stage. I’m not saying that’s how I feel, but people feel that way.
NM: Do you see the kind of places I’ve gone to? Did you see how many people we were with yesterday? We were two-hundred deep. Let’s not go there. There isn’t a bitch alive—and when I say bitch, I include men, because you’re a bitch when you act like that—that could scare me from performing a show. I get money. I get money. Flex…
NM: Flex…I’m not even going to say what could’ve happened yesterday, and please don’t interrupt. Relax. Relax. This is the real reason why I called you. You said something about my record sales.
FF: Yes, I did.
NM: And I want you to pull up your roster from everyone who was performing on your show. My first album sold 375,000 copies in its first week. My first album has gone on to sell 3.5 million records. My second album is at 900,000 worldwide, plus a three million selling single. If you don’t know, call Matt Voss at Universal, Flex, do the math, m-a-t-h, that’s one-point-two-million on my second album. Even without the single, I’ve sold. Three. Point. Five. Million. Albums. In Two Years. I want you before you ever open your mouth—it’s so misleading, when I saw Foxy Brown, she said, Nic, why are they saying things about your sales when you’ve gone number one in four countries? You know who the last one to do that was, Flex? The person previous to me was Eminem in 2010.
FF: But you know what? We’re not talking about LAST NIGHT, IN JERSEY, AT SUMMER JAM. I didn’t go at you because you’re a woman, I didn’t go at you because of that, I went at you because you’re an artist performing at Summer Jam. I’m not going at Wayne. What did you think? Did you think all that was gonna happen and nobody was gonna say nothing?
FF: We’re being attacked, by your team, so I’m expressing myself, I’m not going to go tit-for-tat with you.
NM: I appreciate that you owned that.
FF: I didn’t say your albums are trash.
NM: I appreciate that. But let me say this: In the history of the hip hop world…there has been one, single, solitary human being in the history of the world. One female rapper to sell more albums than me in the first week.
FF: Nicki, I’m gonna reel this in for you. We’re talking about album sales. A lot of the people that bought those albums last night were in Summer Jam.
NM: That’s right. So I’m gonna have a free show, for my fans, sometime this summer, in New York.
FF: BUT DID WAYNE DO THE RIGHT THING?
NM: I need you to simma. Listen, Flex. I need you to calm down.
FF: DID LIL’ WAYNE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION? YES OR NO?
FF: UH-UH. YES OR NO. DID LIL’ WAYNE MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION TO PULL YOU FROM THE SHOW?
NM: Capital Y. Capital E. Capital S. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
FF: YES? YES? ARE YOU SAYING YES?
NM: I just spelled it out for you. People are gonna know the truth. And every woman is going to know. People are laughing, Flex. They’re gonna know the truth.
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