Peter Rosenberg Responds to Lil Wayne About Hot 97 Nicki Minaj Debacle

This past weekend, Lil Wayne defended his decision to pull Nicki Minaj as the headliner of Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert before 60,000 fans at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on June 3.

Weezy told MTV News that the decision was all about respect for women. Well, Hot 97 personality, Peter Rosenberg, has a little something to say about that.

“Lil Wayne thinks that I don’t show respect for women,” said Rosenberg said live on the air. “Wayne is right about something—Women are mothers, are sisters, are daughters. But I have a question. Is me giving my opinion that one song is wack, is that showing a lack of respect for women?”

Rosenberg is referring to the fact that he labeled Nicki’s pop-friendly single, “Starships,” as “bullshit” earlier in the day on June 3, thus prompting Weezy to pull his Young Money princess from the massive bill.

“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.”

Rosenberg, who played snippets of Weezy’s misogynistic lyrics from tracks like “6 Foot, 7 Foot” and “Pop Bottles,” said that Wayne isn’t qualified to tell him how to respect women.

“I don’t know if Weezy F. should be giving me lessons on respect for women,” Rosenberg continued. “Weezy F.—the F doesn’t stand for feminist, alright.”

Rosenberg wasn’t done yet. The outspoken radio personality continued, this time putting the focus on Minaj.

“Clearly the logical thing is let’s get the word of respect for women from the woman at the center of it all…clearly Nicki Minaj, she understands respect for women,” said Rosenberg, before playing snippets of Nicki’s “Stupid Hoe” track. “Instead of talking to everyone else about Hot 97, how about the good people at Young Money just come on down and come see us and talk to us?

“Oh, that’s because then they’d have to hear the truth,” he added. “And they can’t handle the truth.”—Mark Lelinwalla

  • alderman j

    That was very slick of him to change the subject to try and make people think the subject isnt the fact that he cost 60,000 fans the chance to see the headliner of a concert they paid to see, by him giving his opinion…his dumb ass needs to understand something, HE WHO HAS THE GOLD MAKES THE RULES…IN THIS CASE THE GOLD(OR PLATINUM IF WE TRYING TO BE LITERAL)WAS NICKI AND THATS WAYNES ARTIST….ROSENDOUCHE NEEDS TO GET A LIFE…HE WAS WRONG!!!!

    • wheel Chair Jimmy

      are u high? nicki minaj walked off the stage. she disrespected her fans, she should’ve gone up there like “fuck rosenberg” and her fans would’ve loved it- she would’ve won. if he said it before then she can pull out, but at the end of the day, the only people who got hurt were her fans- cos she diva dipped outta there.

    • SC

      That’s where you’re wrong. The people that cost 60,000 fans a chance to see the headliner were Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. Because they felt disrespected? Now that’s bullshit. And Lil Wayne is the last person who should be talking about respect for women.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      Fuck what everyone else is talkin about, it’s his opinion he is entitled to it and they are lame for pullin out on their fans. Rosenberg was just speakin the truth but he should have went a little further and said all of cash money sucks and that fans need to support real lyrics and stop buyin all this non lyrical skinny jeans pop shit from Minimal Music Group Khaled and Ass Money.

  • toocool

    TELL EM! LIL WAYNE IS THE FUCKING LAST PERSON TO SAY ANYTHING. NICKI MINAJ TOO. MINAJ IS A DAMN THREESOME, HOWS THAT RESPECTING WOMEN? LIKE I SAID EARLIER, THAT NINJA IS ON TOO MANY DRUGS. HE MADE A SONG CALLED ID LIKE TO FUCK EVERY GIRL IN THE WORLD!! FUCK OUTTA HERE. PLEASE 2CHAINZ, THRO DIS NIGGA IN A PLASTIC BAG AND TAKE THE TRASH OUT WIT HIS TRASH ASS

  • slimmwood

    well stated mane…ol contradictin shrew-face ass nikka

  • LilAwkAwk

    Who is this Rosenberg dude? Is he the owner of Hot 97? And is Nikki’s song the only bullshiit song that he’s heard? I doubt that, but he choose a weak target to luck tough on. LAME. It wasn’t disrespect to voice an opnion but its weak to attack a woman when you don’t attack dudes who make much wacker bullshiit.

  • ctwins3644

    I understand that Rosenberg is saying what a lot of people are thinking, but I don’t know if this is the best career move for him. I could be wrong, but regardless of how wack or anti-feminist they are, Young Money sells. I can’t help but think his continued efforts to put down Young Money artists (Lil Wayne, Drake, Minaj, etc) will further alienate the label from Hot 97 and prevent them from contributing to the product the station puts out. That will cost them dollars in the long wrong, and if it doesn’t make the station money/costs them money in the process, it doesnt make sense to keep Rosenberg around.

  • ctwins3644

    *long run

  • Sha

    First of all…..

    Weezy’s logic. Weezy disses women on a gigantic scale. So the fact that he’s trying to use that as his reason is A STRAIGHT UP LIE!!!

    Second….

    Nicki came into the game on some lesbian ish…. Oh…. and once she got her shine (i.e. her contract) the exploitation of what “men think is hot” and “lesbian exploitation” was toned down. I guess she couldn’t stand in front of her fans in Jamaica and spit that stuff because she knows what Jamaicans feel about homosexuality on that island….

    And lastly…..

    The song STUPID HO. Nuff said.

    Peter Rosenberg has a right to have his opinion about hip-hop. Did he choose the right venue? Hell naaah. But doesn’t he get paid for that? He talks on the radio. And don’t all DJs get paid for basically dictating what is hot and what is garbage (at least it was like that back in the day before program directors got mobbed up)?

    And a second point…. Didn’t Nicki go in on Lil Kim on tv and radio when the subject wasn’t even about Lil Kim? Sounds to me like you can’t kiss the media monster without getting bitten.

    Bottom line, both parties were a little out of line. But Lil Wayne took the chump position that most men have taken against women during all of history. He tried to fight Nicki’s battle for her and in the process told a huge lie and further sh*t on women by trying to insult their intelligence. And Nicki (clearly unaware of what the insult was) played herself by showing her lack of intelligence in the matter. But what do you expect when someone puts her ego before the thousands of fans that supported her?

    Weezy, Nicki, and Peter…. Go sit in a corner!

  • Mobb2x

    “females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter, when or where or how.” lol…lol.. lmaoo .is wayne serious? what do women do in order for them to “deserve ultimate respect… “at all times”? Have a vagina?

  • aaronickey

    This is just funny and showing how unprofessional the entire Young Money is…….funny as hell….

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