Poll: Was Nicki Minaj Right or Wrong to Cancel Scheduled Summer Jam 2012 Performance?

A day after Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 mega concert and fans are still talking about the fallout between Nicki Minaj and one of the station’s personalities that led to Lil Wayne pulling his Young Money rapstress as headliner of the event at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday night (June 3).

“Now hold on, before I get to the real hip-hop shit today…because I see the real hip-hop heads sprinkled in here, I see ’em,” Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg said, before introducing Kendrick Lamar on the smaller stage preceding the main concert. “I know there’s some chicks here waiting to see the ‘Starships’ later…I’m not talk to ya’ll now. Fuck that bullshit! I’m here to talk about real hip-hop shit!’”

That comment prompted Weezy to pull Nicki from being the scheduled closer of the show.

“Young Money ain’t doing summer jam,” Wayne tweeted.

In turn, the Young Money princess responded with a tweet of her own.

“Wow. U niggaz just fucked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB.”

She continued, tweeting into the night.

“Had a HELL of a fucking lineup. But we won’t be disrespected,” Nicki added. “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against Wayne’s word. What he says, goes. I’d like to thank the staff @ philly & boston summer jams for treating their guests w/respect! Had a blast.”

Instead of rocking the crowd of a reported 60,000 fans—although it seemed like far less—Nicki opted to party with the likes of Cam’ron and Foxy Brown at restaurant Negril in New York City.

Meanwhile, over in East Rutherford, Summer Jam continued with the likes of J. Cole, Waka Flocka, Young Jeezy and Big Sean each turning in solid sets, Nas bringing out Lauryn Hill as his special guest, French Montana delivering Ma$e to the Summer Jam stage and Rick Ross and Meek Mill closing the show in place of Minaj.

Sunday wasn’t the first time that Rosenberg blasted Nicki for her pop-friendly “Starships” track.

“I mean no disrespect to Nicki Minaj, but it was nice having you in Hip-Hop,” Rosenberg said on the air shortly after her Grammy performance in February. “This song right here, ‘Starships,’ is literally one of thee most sell out songs in Hip-Hop history!”

All this being said, XXL wants to hear from hip-hop fans. Should Nicki Minaj have skipped her Summer Jam performance due to Rosenberg’s remarks? Please vote below and check out the results tomorrow (June 5).—Mark Lelinwalla

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  • TruthBeTold

    word to peter rosenberg for standing up for hip hop, them young money cats changing and turning the game into a money show, THEY DONT CARE ABOUT THE MUSIC PEOPLE.

    • CaponeMOB

      nobody outside jersey and New York gives a flying fuck about summer Jam or Hot 97. so why make a fuckin poll about this? and yall should be glad that bitch canceled,yall dont have to put up with those ugly retarded faces she be makin when she’s on stage,thats the same shit that got the academy awards sued by the catholic religious nuts.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com lashes

    who said she was just a hip hop artist? maybe she is simply an artist that enjoys performing a variety of different music genres. whats wrong with that? where is the ‘sell out’ in making the music u want to make, along with the $$. some aspects of hip hop culture (like a lot of these ol skool ni$$az) really need to catch up. how can hot 97 justify going on stage and dissing their headliner’s current hit record? how do u expect that to work out? just stupid sh$t.

  • SSK327

    hot 97 is not for nicki its like having taylor swift on the event she has no bussiness their…

  • Not a hater just a fan with a honest critique

    i think everyones just tired of nicki minaj an lil wayne. an nicki is just done finito

  • Stop Hatin

    If Summer Jam was all about just “real” hip hop…why the hell was she the headliner in first place…and on the business side of things your not gonna diss my company and then still think we r gonna do business..thats just stupid…And im not gonna make the judgment call on whether nicki minaj is real or fake but i do know a real artist stays true themselves and makes the music they wanna make not what they should or not what their fans want and definitely not to stay true to a genre of music

  • wat

    I think she was right for cancelling because she was disrespected but I also agree with Peter Rosenberg’s comments. Her music is terrible.

  • lilswanny504

    she need leave youngmoney they are a bunch of clowns over there her boss wayne is the biggest clown over there she need a leader not a clown

  • The French

    Real Hip Hop listeners do not give a fuck about Nicki Fat Ass Minaj…

  • Toni B

    I’m I don’t like Nicki Minaj at all, but I’m glad Wayne told her to stand down. The music is trash but she definitely should have respect for herself and the stuff she put outs.

  • Abramovich

    U know what,nicky minaj looks like a freaky ass whore and she raps like bout nothin,no thoughts in her head,only 14years old girls listen to her stuff,that is true.

  • sharon walker

    She, should have walked out some no name dj or who ever he is you no how many lil kids love. He deserves to be fired and fucked up just for gp.

  • DaMadDominican

    Honesly Nicki Minaj is a gimmick artist, she is where she is because of gimmicky lyrics, I agree with his statement. How do you come out as an artist and claim your representing one thing but then flip and do another….its cool don’t get me wrong but if she wanted to be respected she could have just come out and said “I make all kinds of music and this is the avenue I am pursuing right now” I probably would have given her props for that but instead your faking the funk like this guy disrespected me, no lady you got called out for a song you made your lead single along with all the other questionable songs you’ve been doing……I respect kanye when he came out and said straight up I’m singing on this album this is what I wanted to do, he never sugar coated any of his moves…..anyways……your not that important, your one artist of many…….