The Hip Hop Week In Review: Nicki Minaj Bails On Summer Jam, Iggy Azalea On Azealia Banks Beef

Nicki Minaj pulled out of Hot 97's Summer Jam, while Iggy Azalea broke her silence on beef with Azealia Banks. Erykah Badu put Wayne Coyne on full blast.

This week was filled with beef. Moments before she was scheduled to hit the stage at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012, Nicki Minaj pulled out of the lineup after personality Peter Rosenberg called "Starships" "bullshit." The decision not to perform sent shockwaves through the Hip Hop community. Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea broke her silence on her beef with Azealia Banks, tracing it back to September 2011 and explaining how the problem runs deep. Erykah Badu also engaged in some online slander after The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne released a cut of their collaborative video that did not get her approval, compromising her brand and integrity.

Nicki Minaj Bails On Hot 97’s Summer Jam

Nicki Minaj was scheduled to perform at last Sunday’s Hot 97 Summer Jam 2012, taking place in New Jersey. But moments before she was slated to hit the stage, the Young Money rapstress pulled out on her appearance after radio personality Peter Rosenberg branded her “Starships” single “bullshit.” Everyone from Angie Martinez and program director Ebro Darden to Lauryn Hill and Nas had something to say about her cancellation, which Lil Wayne broke on Twitter. Funkmaster Flex interviewed her on-air shortly after, and she didn’t back down, inciting a turf war between Hot 97 and NYC’s Power 105.

Iggy Azalea Breaks Silence On Beef With Azealia Banks

Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks’ beef runs deep. After Banks fired shots at Azalea and T.I. on Twitter, the Australian rapstress finally broke her silence on their ongoing differences, explaining just how far back their problems go. Stating that it all began at the CMJ Music Festival in September 2011, Azalea traced their problems to Banks’ Twitter, stating that she picked a fight by branding her a racist for rhyming about being a “runaway slave master.” The heat turned up when Azalea was featured on the cover of XXL magazine’s freshman issue, inciting issues that are yet to be cleared. Watch the full interview below.

Erykah Badu Puts The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne On Blast For Video

It was all good just a few months ago. Erykah Badu and The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne joined forces for several collaborations as far back as early 2012, with the video for their duet “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” impacting this week. But as soon as the controversial clip hit the Internet, the R&B songstress put Coyne in the crosshairs, stating that he prematurely released the video without her consent and breached her contract with the group over having creative input. She said it was conceived in poor taste and was deceived with the final product. Watch the video below to judge for yourself.

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  • Mack

    On another note Brooklyn you fine but that interview was boring as hell even looking at you two cuties

  • DL Dub

    Erykah bein butt ass nekked was great to watch, but I can see how "poor of a taste" that would be. But you seem to have agreed to have been dipped in nut and then we watch you take it to your face mouth wide open, I dont know what you thought this was gonna be. Now I see why you got all them kids though.

    • BigCmusic

      First of all its not her its her sister, she wouldnt get in nothing but water. ANd If you go and search a little more about it U would know that she was unhappy of the way they did the video, and the fact that it was released witout her permission.

  • jake

    what does this have to do with hip hop?? not hip hop in the slightest...all we saw was a video of a gross naked woman with what looked to be splooge all over her..accompanied by TERRIBLE was that

    • Mack

      Not sure what planet youre from calling a normal looking woman gross since I see real women that look just like that. although the end with the white ish is suspect . I dig the creativeness but he has to think what will the gen pop think of a naked woman covered in white fluid say?

    • Oakland

      trues and vogs on my car, baby I'm a star, I'm playing that playboy's sport...

  • Assassin221

    Haha, that's fucked up DX to post the video after Erykah came out saying she was all upset how it came out. But you know I still watched it. I'm a little confused by this controversy with Erykah saying it was done "in poor taste." I mean, she got her sister to rub fake blood and semen all over her naked body, how tasteful could they have made that? Wish I had both sides of this story.

    • BigCmusic

      It was done in poor taste. She has done a video naked before, but it wasnt nasty, showing her pussy to the whole world. In this video I've seen the whole inchilada, not bad I must say, but distasteful none the less.

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