Lil Wayne Explains Why He Removed Nicki Minaj From Summer Jam
Lil Wayne explains that he removed Nicki Minaj from Summer Jam, because she was being disrespected.
Before Nicki Minaj was to take the stage at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Wayne tweeted that he pulled her from the lineup. Later on it was revealed that the reason Lil Wayne pulled Nicki out was that the radio DJ, Peter Rosenberg, made a horrible comment about the artist’s single “Starship” being “bullshit.” Minaj felt disrespected and she decided that she did not want to perform.
During an interview with MTV News, Lil Wayne decided to break the silence. He explained, “First of all, I approached the situation like this: that’s a female, first and foremost. Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believe, but I believe that females deserve the ultimate respect at all times no matter what, where, when or how. So as soon as she called me and said she felt disrespected, I just declined everything and pulled her from the show because first of all, no person that works with me – because no one works for me – no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”
Wayne even stated that he doesn’t have bad feelings towards Hot 97, it was just the incident that the DJ pulled.
“And like I said, she’s a female, first and foremost, so I expect the red carpet – in her manner, the pink carpet – to be laid out for her. But like I said, it’s just an executive move, no bad feelings, no hard feelings. It’s just like I said, in my opinion, she says she was disrespected. That’s a woman. I feel like a woman is supposed to be respected at all times. Therefore, I feel like I made the right decision.”