Before the Pink Barbie even spoke a word during her appearance Tuesday on the Hot 97 morning show, Rosenberg greased the wheels by saying his association with Minaj has made him more popular and admitting that "Starships" was played at this wedding. He then apologized, explaining that he never had any "ill feelings about" Minaj as "a human being," he was just expressing his "distaste for the song" and hyping up the festival crowd.
"It's cool," Nicki said. "It's water under the bridge. It was so long ago, I can't even act like I care anymore. Like, I don't care. I really don't." The now-former "American Idol" judge added, "In hindsight, I should have just did the show…I wish I would have come out. I apologize [to the fans] for not doing the show."
Minaj probably had a right to be somewhat ticked off. When Rosenberg took to the stage at the 2012 Summer Jam, he claimed"Starships" was "bulls--t" and implied it was not authentic hip-hop. Following those remarks, Nicki's label head and mentor Lil Wayne took to Twitter, saying, "Young Money ain't doing summer jam."
Although Tyga, another Young Money artist, did go through with his set, Nicki confirmed she was pulling out of her performance, tweeting, "Wow. U n--gaz just f--ked up history. But the President has spoken. #YMCMB." Later she added, "I go above and beyond for my fans. But won't go against wayne's world. What he says, goes."
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