Lil Wayne Stands by Decision of Pulling Nicki Minaj From Hot 97 Summer Jam Concert

Lil Wayne is finally talking about his controversial decision to pull Nicki Minaj as the headlining performer of Hot 97’s Summer Jam before 60,000 fans at MetLife Stadium on June 3.

“That’s a female; first and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female,” Weezy told MTV News, while backstage at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash concert in Atlanta on Saturday (June 16). “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.

“As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything,” the Young Money boss added. “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 made the move to yank Nicki from the Summer Jam lineup after Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg referred to her pop-friendly single, “Starships,” as “bullshit.”

Wayne wanted and fully expected a 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,” he said. “I feel like a woman should be respected at all times, therefore I made the right decision.”

Having said that, Weezy seemingly stated that the decision was just business, leaving a possible open door for YMCMB artists and Hot 97 to collaborate on events next year.

“It’s just an executive move, no salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings,” Wayne added.

Weezy was T.I.’s special guest at Birthday Bash.—Jakinder Singh

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow…okay…females should be respected at all times…except on Lil Wayne records where they are called bi#ches and ho$s haha…I see the logic. On records call females whatever you want and slander them sexually…Lil Wayne lyrical example “I use her mouth as a toilet!”. But at the same damn time all females should be respected at all times according to Lil Wayne lol. It makes perfect sense…no it doesn’t really.

  • MONEYLEGACY

    1ST OF WEEZY SHUT THE FUKK UP! U PUSSY 2ND YOU DISRESPECT WOMEN IN UR MUSIC ALL THE TIME! 3RD U GAY LOL 4TH U REFERED TO NIKKI MINAJ AS A TOPPING HOE ”SLIPPEREY SLIMER” NOW U DEFENDING ..WE IN NYC I FUKKS WIT YMCMB TO A CERTAIN EXTENT NYC FUKKKS WITH YALL WE JUST WANNA HEAR SOME LYRICAL SHIT WE KNOW YA CAN DO IT! O AND FOR THE RECORD PETER IS A FUKKING NOBODY THAT NIKKA GOT NO FANS AIT NOBODY IN NYC FUKKIN WITH THAT DUDE SO SEND MACK MAINE TO PUNCH HIM AND PUT IT ON YOUTUBE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Somerandomguy

      bro, nobody understands what you’re saying…

  • toocool

    this ninja is on TOO many drugs. This lame is the one who made “I wish I could Fuck every girl in the world!” Wheres the logic in that? Somebody please give this clown a gun so he can shoot himself again.