Remember when Chuck D referred to Summer Jam as a “sloppy fiasco”? That didn’t sit too well with Hot 97 and caused them to lash out against the Public Enemy star. After the two traded barbs, Peter Rosenberg decided to wave the white flag and apologize to Chuck D during a segment of The Realness yesterday.
“Now, that wasn’t the first time that I heard Public Enemy, but it was the first time that Chuck D’s voice truly affected me,” he said. “So to think that 25 years later I would have a voice in this culture that some people would actually listen to a little bit is truly a blessing and something I’m very thankful for. To have used that voice in any way to show what was perceived as public disrespect to the great Chuck D is something that I am truly regretful for. Chuck D is one of the main reasons that I’m so passionate about Hip Hop in the first place. He’s one of the main reasons that I seek out revolutionary music like Dead Prez or Immortal Technique or Homeboy Sandman. It is with that same passion that I felt the need—as I have many times before—to defend Hot 97 and Hot 97’s Summer Jam. That part was okay. Saying anything disparaging publicly towards Chuck D, that was not okay. For that Chuck, I am truly sorry.”
Last week, Jay Electronica voiced his opinion on Hot 97′s quarrel with Chuck D on Twitter and informed Peter Rosenberg to resolve the matter. Thankfully Rosenberg did, ending another beef in hip hop.