The problems between Nicki Minaj and New York City’s Hot 97 don’t seem like they will come to a happy conclusion any time soon. After recent claims from 97’s Peter Rosenberg that he ruined her career following sub par sales of The Re-Up, the Cash Money first lady reportedly demanded that the station stop playing her music.
In a recent interview with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg, the station’s program director, Ebro, confirmed that he received an irate phone call from Nicki demanding he take her songs out of their rotation.
“I said, ‘Rosenberg ruined Nicki Minaj’s career’ – evidence suggests based on this Re-Up release, the things [Rosenberg] said about her being pop and selling out and making that pop music came back to haunt her,” he said. “Now, she puts six rap records on this album and it didn’t sell…I get the phone call, the international number pops up, I answer the call, it’s my friend Nicki Minaj, who then starts to proclaim how I’m fake. She used every woman’s stab she could – ‘I thought you were a man, you’re a cornball, I thought we were friends, you’re fake, everyone told me you were fake’…I said, ‘Nicki, I’m helping you. I’m keeping you in the hip hop conversation. This hip hop thing’s a competition; you’re either ringing, or you’re not, and just like I said yesterday, i love you, boo and I’ll dust you off and make sure this thing is popping off again.’ And she goes, ‘Don’t ever play my music again’”
But Ebro says the station will continue to air her songs. “Of course we are [still playing Nicki Minaj], I love Nicki Minaj,” he said.
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