The 16 Biggest Moments At Summer Jam XX


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Last night marked another legendary Summer Jam tailor-made for hip-hop’s history books. Hot 97’s annual concert celebrated its 20th year in a big, big way. Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, Lil Kim and more were just a few names in the list of surprise guests throughout the evening. True to its importance, this year’s show also boasted prominent rap stars, as well as a few controversial moments that couldn’t go unnoticed. Here’s a breakdown of the 16 biggest moments from Summer Jam XX, from Wu-Tang Clan’s solid set to Papoose’s head-scratching appearance.

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  • BooLuminati

    They really trying to play Papoose, I’m not feeling that. Let me tell yall what happened from a first hand account. I was at Summer Jam I was heading to the main stage to finish shooting the performances. Wu-Tang was on stage, as I walked I saw Papoose behind the stage near the ramp that artists use to go straight to the stage. I know Papoose so I greeted him, I asked him what’s up and he asked mewhat I was doing I said taping the show he said make sure I get him because I might need the footage I said cool and then Asked when he was coming out, he told me that kendrick Lamar was gonna bring him out I said cool i got you. I walked off to my spot to finish taping the show. Fast forward Kendrick Lamar comes on stage does his thing. Now sidebar; there is a time on stage out of sight of the audience but in view for the performing artists. Throughout the show I would look at the timer to see how long each artists had left and whether I would have enough time to change a battery or card or bathroom etc. Now back to Lamar, he said something about giving props to the east coast artists and then he had asap mob on stage. At the end of the song there were about 75 people on stage and as Kendrick seemed to be leaving stage with the mob I noticed there were 3 minutes left to his set. Then Papoose emerges from the same crowd and performs with Ron Browz. Now mind you there are at LEAST 5 checkpoints before you get to the stage, so if Papoose wasn’t supposed to get there he would NOT get there. He wouldn’t get out the parking lot. Plus his music was playing and his mic was working so somebody approved him.~From Director MaziO

  • 2 Chainz and French Montana are the shittiest rappers out at the moment, I didn’t think it was possible to take that tile from Lil Wayne or Tyga, but somehow they did it.

  • mgr2881

    french montana is a horrible rapper and deserved to have his set cut off. I’d shoot myself if that aint worried about nothing song played any longer than it didi.