Lauryn Hill Weighs In On Nicki Minaj Dropping Out Of Hot 97's Summer Jam

Lauryn Hill speaks on Nicki Minaj pulling out of Summer Jam at the last minute.

The day after Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012, Lauryn Hill has weighed in on Nicki Minaj's decision to drop out of the lineup at the last minute.

Dismissing rumors that she was scheduled to perform with Nicki as a surprise guest, Ms. Hill, who hit the stage with Nas during the festival, said that the rapstress was entitled to make that decision and commended her for sticking to her artistic integrity.

She did say that she hopes that artists can learn to prosper without having to "commercially exploit music." Read the full message below that she posted to Twitter.

No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don't have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else 'we' (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!

Ms. Lauryn Hill

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40 Comments

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE DIT ISHH IS GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8--8--8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6 . . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • TruthHurts

    Wrong. She abandoned her fans over personal BS. But it's all about the music and fans, right? Wrong. FAIL.

    • Anonymous

      its not personal dickhead, people can't just treat you any kind of way, when YOU are bringing attraction to THEIR event. because that would mean you are downplaying yourself and would put you on a lower level.if you take disrespect once you'll take it twice. Jay wouldn't perform for people who didn't fuck wit him, so why should she? you retarded?

  • Mz sexah

    YM Can go and never come back NEXT. FOH. Glad I'm Not A YM Fan I'd Been PISTOFF.

  • Jenny

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  • Lame Cats On DX

    You dumb azz niggas are too stupid. Why the fuck do you care what Nicki does? What man is concerned about female issues? What do you want her to do, grab her non existent nuts and spit murder rap? Who do you think she's speaking to when she raps, you niggas? Wake up, she's a WOMAN! Do you Nicki. Fuck these cornball virgins.

  • Anonymous

    at least we know lauren has both respect and SENSE

  • Anonymous

    the way I see it, if the bitch said she would do a set, then that bitch better be on stage rappin or give a heads up some time before hand instead of droppin last minute. music artists think too highly of themselves, its not like theyre in the us military or doctors or firefighters, theyre entertainers thats why theyre makin money

  • Fuck The Score

    Fuck you Lauryn. Fuck you NiKKKi. Fuck everybody.

  • Shone Jones

    Lauryn, every artist falls off. That's life. That's the way of the world. No one is on top forever. It's like some people want to believe that ONE label could somehow overcome that when they've put out some of the most average music ever heard in the last 5 years. Clap for their success if you want, but the clock is ticking... whether you want to see it or not. Now get your ass back in the studio and stop having those babies.

  • ASEE

    of course lauryn supports niikis decision, she does this all the time herself

    • da1

      I was just about to say that. Not only does lauryn drop out the last minute, she drops out the last minute without telling anyone. I was about to call her out if she was going to say something negative about it, but she kept it professional.

  • Anonymous

    YMCMB RUNNING EVERYTHING. SUMMER JAM IS FOR OLD HAS-BEENS. ^ so why are Tyga, Nicki and Ross doing these shows? Young man, you are trying too hard to be right. Perhaps you should close your internet browser for a little while and go walk around outside.

  • Gizzabe

    All this controversy is good biz!

  • Anonymous

    STEVEN J HOROWITZ IS A LAME JOURNALIST/HIP-HOP STAN. SOMEONE PLEASE FIRE HIM AND BITCH ASS SLAVA.

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ MY NIKKKAS Finally It Happened.....I got rid of all my SHEEET from my cre dit report y'all - I was in a deep Gutta for 5 years. Coudn't buy sheeet. Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMA ARO!!! IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT CRE DIT REPORT ISHH, GET IT CLEAN y'all. YOu can get yours too, call these people at EIGHTEIGHT8-927 -335SIX - they did an amazing job for me and fo a price that can't be beat nowhere, cheap as fuck. Got Rid of all my Shyyt. My homeboy was in terrible shape too, and he clean! Gettin a condo. Hit em up - they will help!!!!!

    • Bom919

      Ohhhh helllllzzzzz Y3AAA neeeeqqqquuuuaaaaa!!!! it totally worked fo me 2oo dawag!!!! hahaha psych shut the fuck up you stupid ass spam shit. Thats the most racist and dumbest attempt to spam Ive ever seen

  • Anonymous

    ymcmb can throw themselves over the ledge

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Lauryn. Flex is an A-Class idiot. YOU DON"T REGULATE peoples lives, taste or choices! A lot of rappers straight SUCK and that's not Nicki's fault.

  • So Icy Boi!

    Nicki > yo fav female rapper swag

  • YESSIR

    AND NAS WAS GOING TO BE ON NICKI'S SET YMCMB GET WITH THE MOVEMENT

    • Anonymous

      Oh and any body on strange music would reck anybody in young money as tech n9ne has already proved

    • Anonymous

      You literally sound retarded. Young money couldn't rap if their lives depended on it. Bird man signs a thousand people at a time and you guys have some old mcs on your roster now too with busta and fuckin mystikal out of nowhere? All the fans talk about is money now and thats how you know their music ain't shit.

    • YESSIR

      YMCMB RUNNING EVERYTHING. SUMMER JAM IS FOR OLD HAS-BEENS.YOLO BITCHES, FLY HIGH OR GET FUCKED OVER. 5 STAR GENERALS

    • Anonymous

      Haha Yea They Are def down With That Gay shit... No Thanks.

    • Anonymous

      fuck you and YMCMB movement nigga !!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      the Gay Pride movement you mean? No thanks!

  • Matthew

    Good to hear lauryn

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