Nicki Minaj Demands Hot 97 Not Play Her Music Anymore

After some recent comments from Hot 97's program director, Nicki Minaj demands the station stop playing her music.

Despite patching things up after this year's Summer Jam fiasco, it looks like Nicki Minaj is at odds with Hot 97 once again. Now, in a recent interview with Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg, Hot 97's program director Ebro says Nicki told him she doesn't want the station playing anymore of her music.

Ebro explained that the most recent tiff with Minaj began after he said that Rosenberg's comments ruined her career when her rap-heavy Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up only moved 36,000 units upon its release. According to Ebro, the YMCMB starlet called him from overseas, insulted him and demanded he never play her music on air again.

"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'…of course we are [still playing Nicki Minaj], I love Nicki Minaj."

Check out the full interview below.

RELATED: Nicki Minaj "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up" Tracklist, Cover Art & Snippets

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136 Comments

  • Jay Said It Best

    First they love you, then they hate you, then they love you again.

  • HipHoptodaysucks

    I hope this radio station considers her words because I hate hearing Shitty Minaj's garbage on the radio. It will be a relief when Shitty Minaj's music is no longer played on the radio. Besides most of today's mainstream rappers suck ass. That is why I listen to old school Rap and Mos Def

  • Phakeadar

    Yo You Gotta Watch kimteam "play time is over" on you tube no lie alot a shit is gonna make since after watching about HOW FUCKEN PHAKE THIS BITCH IS? Bitch has no talent what so ever so i'm wondering why the fuck do radio stations still play her shit? She claims she opened doors......what the fuck girl have some humility as the OG's opened doors for you. The flop her disks where, I can already tell her career has a few months left! Bumb bitch!

  • YaDiGG

    get this this airbrushed stupid hoe out this mutha fukka man!!! she makes hip hop look bad black people look bad she makes evrything look fucked up like her make up her n whole image! fake hair fake nails fake body fake persona. I SWEAR TOO SHORT PROBLY PIMP'D THIS BITCH OUT N ONE DAY WUZ LIKE IMMA C IF I COULD PIMP HER OUT 2 THE INDUSTRY...N MAKE MONEY...

  • Anonymous

    YESSSSSS THIS IS WHAT IVE BEEN WAITING FORRR NOW THE RADIO IS GONNA SUCK LESS

  • Its Um

    God this woman is full of herself, not many people want to the same album that came out nearly a year ago even if it contains 8 new tracks and a dvd.

  • mat

    you call that shit music??? I demand that her music isn't played on any radio

  • Anonymous

    Young Money should have never pushed her to be pop.

  • The Truth

    "You a sell out but I ain't buyin'" (Weezy voice)

  • dRob

    NOBODY WANTS TO BUY THIS SHIT BECAUSE ITS NOT A NEW CD. ITS A RE RELEASE with 6 BONUS SONGS. NOBODY WANTS TO BUY THAT SHIT.

  • Anonymous

    THANK GOD, I CAN'T STAND HER MUSIC ANYMORE.

  • Anonymous

    too much plastic surgeries. she completely destroyed her body. what a stupid bitch. onika representin' self-hate to tha fullest.

  • truth

    Nicki is an ungrateful bitch. she isnt even as hot as people make out to be - fake nose fake tits fake ass.

  • Fossie

    Im a barbie girl in a barbie world........

  • Anonymous

    nicki got a nice rack!! lol

  • Anonymous

    this is great now just tell all the other stations to stop playin your trash too

  • CHARITABLE AND HONOURABLE

    Yes!! Nicki you're doing the right thing, this is for hip hop and the future generation.

  • Anonymous

    fuck nicki my nigga.. she a pop singer

  • Be Easy

    Hot 97 should be counting their blessings right now.....how did they get so lucky. If I was the station manager i would be thanking God for giving me this tremendous blessing... Plain and simple Nicki Minaj is garbage....as a person and as an artist. YMCMB - Your Music Creates Migraines Bitch

  • mm

    They do sound mad corny though

  • J.O.

    So shes not gone sell bc Hot 97 dont play her music? lol I don't think she needs Hot 97 to play her joints B. My opinion she can out rap these corny ass rappers I be hearing on the radio these days. Y'all telling me Future can out rap Nicki Minaj? Bar for Bar? Wacka Flocka? Gucci Mane? Young Jeezy? Fluck outta here. Love 2Chainz but that nigga can't out rap Nicki Minaj lyrically. I think ppl be forgetting where this chick come from and her roots. She went Pop..So what! She getting money and at anytime can get on that rap tip. I just see to many folks hating on this chick bc she got fans thats loyal to her and her brand. Just bc she dont make your brand of music dont mean she can't do it. Do your homework son! Or dont listen. Simple right? but when your lil sister or your daughter beating that shit in your house or the car dont say nun

    • JRich

      No one gives a fuck where she came from. She forgets her roots too, how often does she rep Queens? Never. That is literally retarded. No one respects her cus she gets radio play for hooks she don't write, beats that would fit Lady Gaga or Brittany Spears, and she looks & acts fake. And none of those rappers u listed on the radio are there for lyrics son, lol, u got everything twisted.

  • mouffyMURphey

    I hope Nikki Minaj goes down hill n gets in2 porn mmmm...pussy n airbrushed booty....

  • JuSsoYAknOw

    Nikki Minaj is jus a industry product a rather architectual put together pop yes man artist. Now she's suffering because she's now acknowledging that she's hot 2day gone tomorrow. pretty soon she will jus be another name like "MIMS" sum industry fake bullshit, ya digg? then she does sum REEL bad business moves like hmmm people jock me so fuck it i aint doin shit, imma act a trick bitch n my sophomore album is gone be the same shit wit extra traxx WUT A STUPID FUCKEN BITCH! i don't do music n I myself wouldn't make such a move like that. THEN SHE DEMANDS HER MUSIC NOT GET PLAYED....damn this brod is stupid....NIKKI MINAJ IS AS FAKE AS HER AIRBRUSHED TAN!.... CASH MONEY STUPID BITCHES ...

  • YMCBisacancer

    it's my friend Nicki Minaj, who then starts to proclaim how I'm fake. LOL priceless...what is actually real on that fake bitch?

  • YMCBisacancer

    If ALL radio stations Worldwide could stop playing her "music" then the World would be a much better place and we can get rid of this pathetic, talentless, fake, plastic gimmicky lame.

  • dave

    Good. Nikki Minaj is complete garbage

  • What

    Please do what she ask with Pleasure, she was never an MC,Rapper or Hip Hop, all she was, was an ACT now time up her Pink Friday, just turn into Black Friday,

  • Anonymous

    listen to this bitch for once and save us all the waste of time...

  • qboro

    ULITIMATE EXAMPLE OF A SELL OUT ARTIST I WAS WAITING ON NICKI THEN THIS CHICK SHOWED UP

  • Makaveli The Don Lives On

    Thank YOU!! Dont play her, put some decent music on 97

  • Anonymous

    although we don't know for sure he hasn't been up there yet, i'll give Minaj the benefit of the doubt since Em hasn't made a song about it yet

  • Anonymous

    karma for not letting Slim in her butt

  • geirgek

    nikki had a good verse on the track monster. i guess kanye is like dre he can make anyone sound decent. the rest of her stuff is trash. she is the definition of sell out

    • Agree

      I completely agree. The only verse I like from her is from Monster. My friend always makes me listen to her tracks but she was decent in her debut, not even that now.

  • YMCMB SUX

    I want to stick my penis in her anal

  • YMCMB SUX

    TRASH .... the hell with her , and Young Money Babay! no serious they suck

  • vamplyfe

    Yessir is the ultimate YM dick rider.. just cant give it up that in 2 years noone will ever remember nicki minaj.. she better call up A.I and ask him how makin millions worked for him by blowin it all on dumb shit..wayne just has to go to rehab and stay in rehab until the pre carter 3 wayne arrives in his head again..and drake. u were cool til u got gangsta, everyone knows that isnt drake he fucked himself up..stick to bitchs and clubs

  • YESSIR

    YMCMB STILL WINNING GETTING THAT FRAGRANCE AND AMERICAN IDOL MONEY STEP YOUR GAME UP.

  • Hip Hop please

    YMCB killed her " rap " career They destroyed a potential dope female MC How?, with Euro-house & too much wack features

  • Anonymous

    I hear strip clubs are hiring these days...

  • Aahtue aka The Anti-Bullshyt Theory

    This is the problem! So listen up Minaj!! HipHopXD!!!! Hot97!!! The REAL reason why her album isn't selling is because Minaj keeps recycling the same damn album and title!! To the record labels its considered a different LP when you add a number of remixes and/or new songs to a previous project and extend or even slightly modify the title of the original release. And in the case of Nikki Minaj, to the retail market, her album IS considered as the same album as before, which explains why Target and Wal-Mart didn't want to waste resources by carrying the album in their stores. It might have worked for The Carter series, and that's only because each of those releases were not previous material from each of those albums and packaged as bonus material. Nikki Minaj if you want to insure you do your projected numbers, your next release needs to be a full album of new and bangin material and IT SHOULD NOT BE CALLED PINK FRIDAY ANYTHING!! Let that shit go! The retail market is the consumer market. Give them something different.

  • Turn Off The Radio

    Who the fuck still listens to Hot 97 radio anyway

  • Anonymous

    Hell yeah. Now all she needs to do is tell every other station in the US to stop playing her music and we will be good. This is very good news.

  • loki.3

    who cares what nicki says, bitch your 15 minutes is up. people only looked for you cuz of the big fake tits and ass, your old news now

  • Education

    She said as if she can shut down Hot97 by taking away her music. Maybe they just gonna have to back to playing dope music now. No more YMCMB payola checks.

  • jason

    She's telling one of the biggest radio station's to not play her music after she had a record flop? Awesome strategy, Nicki!

  • firealarm

    Now we just need DX and these other "rap" sites to stop covering Nicki....WE DON'T WANT HER..

  • Anonymous

    How fucking stupid is this bitch? THE REASON YOUR SHIT DIDN'T SELL IS BECAUSE YOU PACKED 6 NEW SONGS ONTO AN OLD ALBUM AND TRIED TO RELEASE IT AS A NEW ONE WITHOUT EVEN CHANGING THE DAMN NAME. YOU SHOULD HAVE JUST RELEASED THE NEW SONGS AS AN EP!

  • YESSIR

    This old ass 30years bitch must shut the fuck up. It would be great if Chris Brown beat this bitch up and then Mystikal would rape this bitch

  • MyEarsStillWork

    Things on my to do list more important than listening to Nicki Minaj records: - Trim my nose hairs - Pick up dogshit in the yard - Listen to Yanni's catalog - See if Kenny G has some new Christmas releases - Dig through garbage

  • blkviper

    For all of her big ball statements, she is so damn sensitive.

  • truth

    she is an ungrateful bitch. she is 30 years old and acts 13.

  • eric

    i think she should do a colab with solja boi, and add to the list of rappers who never made it,(dont mistake this for singles or rookie sales) but look her album did so bad whos going to pay attention to her. wayne will fall next and hull SKATE off with the money. dont get me wrong his next album will suck but because the money and promo he has behind him it will sell. But he knows its time to leave. i HATE DRAKE HATE DRAKE but if he has half a brain he will drop a bs album and leave go back to indy and dismantle ymcmb is done sell your shits or burn um itll be worse then lebron to south beach, okay wull get those guy who are like itll never happen exaples, 1.death row-2.badboy many years later 3.cash money shity auto tune music and the pop come up 4.ymcmb (i know i skipped a lot to the hip hop heads but what do pop listens know) all i know this is the begining of the end and i love it

  • Mark

    Everybody wants to talk and hate when they dont even know facts... read this article and maybe then you can shoot yourself http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz/industry/retail/chart-moves-nicki-minaj-s-roman-reissue-1008032332.story

    • Ernie

      Stupid. The only reason Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded shot up so many spots is because they factor rereleases of albums back into the original album. 36,000 wouldn't even be so bad if The Re-Up wasn't eight songs-what's damn near an LP-of different material. Face it. The Re-Up was ass, so it didn't sell. Deal with it.

  • UES

    I dont listen to her music or the radio. most radio i hear is if i somehow forgot my ipod or have no cd's in my ride..anyways.. she funny man!!! this not a good look for her like she about to have a nervous breakdown and cry one day on a radio interview. nothing last forever. i hope she invested her money wisely. most women are smart with their money.

  • Bryan

    She should be the last person calling anyone fake.

  • Anthony

    Why do they keeping picking on her? And why does she keep responding like a dumb ass?

  • dingy

    her music is just the worst crap out there, so annoying

  • Anonymous 3rd power

    nikki shouldnt be pointing fingers at no one.Just be real and know u did it to yourself. straight up.Why make or re release the same album then have the nerve to say u want to make your third album running off the same concept?Move on to something different already. Thats why it didnt sell too good further more its not a good album. Create concepts. Use your brain that god gave u. silly girl!.lol

  • YESSIR

    THE TWO BIGGEST RETAILERS DECIDED NOT TO CARRY THE ALBUM IN THE US. EBRO IS A BITCH NIGGA WHEN I SEE HIM ITS NIGHT NIGHT 16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

  • Anonymous

    it was a fucking rerelease. We KNEW it wasnt gonna sell big numbers. When do re releases EVER do big numbers??

  • Anonymous

    It didnt sell because she released the album three years ago, still trynna push units off the same name

  • Anonymous

    nicki's got a nice pair!

  • Anonymous

    this should be called nickiminajandrihannadx.com .... these women are pop artists for real

  • e

    FINALLLYYYYYY!!!!!!!, its not like we actually listened to the radio wen her songs were on..now theyll ne more room for some WU or NAS on the airwaves.... ya im dreaming (thatll never happen)

  • Anonymous

    It sold 36,000 copies in a week. That's still more than DMX has sold in what a month? lol

    • michigan

      DMX is done and you also have to realize he came out on indy label for this last cd. no marketing or nothing. On the other hand Nicki has a major label pushing her album. What she needs to do is stop trippin on people for dissin her music lol isnt this what hip hop is all about? lol If she cant take the heat then she should get her ass out the kitchen. she did it to herself with all the gimmicks and pop music. smh

  • Anonymous

    Is anyone truly happy with her character or the content of her music?

  • Anonymous

    so is the ymcmb empire falling down? first wayne dying on us ...now nick failing nd next drake ..good news in hip-hop

    • L

      Whats drake got to do with this? he explained that you fucking idiot, he's part of YMCMB jesus read the comment before you spout off, drake is talented when he raps proper stuff but I no longer like him, hes been at YMCMB for too long they ruined what could o been a great career they made him into a pop faggot so no-one believe it when he try to spit that gangster stuff, I just think shut up you fucking clown when i hear it from him now, lil wayne destroys another talented rapper, although nicki was never talented she was just shit, only sold cos everyone wanna wank over her arse

    • calmdownhipster

      damn you would think drake payed this groupies rent

    • Anonymous

      shut the fuck up what drake gotta do wit this he is talented i swear whoever on top always gets put down fuckin haters get a fuckin life or die slow

  • raymond epps

    The Advocate- Hip Hop Rap http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY_FGDVKpAI Fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire

  • HHH

    These bitch ass niggas are obviously egomaniacs. An irrelevant faggot like Rosenberg really thinks he RUINED Nicki's career. No one cares what that fool thinks, they wanna see the stars. His comments were out of line and unprofessional anyway. Hope he goes broke.

    • michigan

      your right know one cares what he thinks but she is fallin off hard! She went from playing the underdog role in hip hop which was cool. then in less then a year she all of a sudden went hollywood and changed up her whole style that got her famous in the first place. smh didnt she have a radio song with drake talking about how hollywood wasnt gonna change her on her 1st album? lol

    • Anonymous

      WHAT PEPSI MONEY???? SHES GETTING DROPPED BY PEPSI FOR DRINKING COCA-COLA ON AMERICAN IDOL. COKE IS A SPONSOR..PEPSI DIDNT LIKE THAT.

    • Anonymous

      lol nicki never goingbroke. not with that american idol/pepsi money.

    • Anonymous

      There's a better chance of that happening to Nicki given Cash Money's history with their artists

  • ROSENBURG OWNED YOU BITCH

    ALL THIS DUMB BITCH IS DOIN IS PROVING SHE CAN'T HANDLE COCAINE, ESPECIALLY SINCE HER DEALERS GIVE HER THE DIRTY BATCH!! HAHA YOUR GONNA DIE SLOW BITCH!!! LMAOLMAOLMAO!!!

  • Anonymous

    This bitch needs to start doin porn already. Use her mouth for somethin useful

  • BLACK

    IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR HIPHOP IF THEY REALLY STOPPED PLAYING IT

  • fed up

    enough with the whining nicki, stop blaming hot 97 or rosenberg for the drop in sales for a RE RELEASE, how fucking redundant, u had some fame b'cause of the people u surrounded yourself with, stop blaming others for your handlers failure, if you want to blame anybody, blame your manager and the people who handle your publicity, we still have yet to see the real you under all that plastic, grow up

  • eurocunt

    listen, i fuck with nicki minaj... the bitch is hip hop whether these dudes like it or not... I wanna know what these fuckers think of WAYNE or EM when he sings/raps in his songs. not one person questions if they're hip hop or not. it's all good in the hood when you have a dick. and what didn't sell? the re-up? it sure as fuck did sell, i live in bk and every best buy in the area was SOLD OUT. it shipped 55,000 copies and sold 36,000- that's almost all physical copies bros. I'm tired of these dj's not giving nicki ANY respect. they play her music because it's requested and because they'd hear it if they didn't play records and like he said HE LIKES HER. so why the beef? these dj's need to sit their fat mouths up, enough is enough.

    • jay

      1) waynes been wack for years. his high pitched, whiney, drugged out voice been out for years 2) ems getting washed up 3) nicki could of been hot but her pop shit played out, had like 4 different voices all annoying except her rap voice..lil wayne and herself ether herself

    • L

      Completely wrong comment here, everyone thinks waynes shit anyway aint no-one think he's hood no more faggots been singing for too long, and when em sings (and im a massive em fan) yeh we all say that sucks too i don't know anyone that heard em singing and went omfg thats awesome, nicki aint hip-hop either dont kid yourself with that singing no lyrical bullshit she rap whole ymcmb aint rappers closest to rap they got is tyga and he can only rap about one thing and thats fucking a bitch, aint no-one there got any skills you clown

    • eric

      sorry you wasted your money but yeah waynes shit sucks as well as ems singing shit your not hood your a white guy 40 minutes from bk. i dont even know you and i can guarentee your not hood because you baught the 2012 verion of britany spears nikki is a gimmic

    • Anonymous

      "i live in bk and every best buy in the area was SOLD OUT. it shipped 55,000 copies and sold 36,000- that's almost all physical copies bros." ^ how do you ship digital copies? See stan, the re-up was packaged with a DVD and new songs for actual physical copy purchasing. Xmas presents ring a bell? As for radio DJ's, they are allowed to have an opinion on what they like or not. Just like YOU. Look at the situation, because what it is telling you that you are quite wrong for even thinking Nicki's music is requested that much by fans. The workers are giving you a hint that they are following orders. That new song they play every hour isn't Hip Hop.

    • Anonymous

      i ddnt hear much from rebirth on hot97..

  • real hair don't care fake hair don't wear

    i love nicki minaj

  • YESSIR

    NICKI TELLS HOT 97 NOT TO PLAY HER MUSIC BUT THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO IT BECASE YMCMB KEEPS TE LIGHTS ON. IF TEY DONT PLAY YMCMB THEY WILL GO UNDER POINT BLANK PERIOD. 16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

    • Anonymous

      @eric wat the fuck is you saying.

    • eric

      your right it keeps the lights on but none the less its shitty music. hey my album sold shit so lets pull a shyne and try to hate. new york state of mind. or should i say 50 cent and french what ever his name was. or mobb who. fuck wait it was the best story fuck i forget the rest of saiwhos name god damn it another old york rapper. more press more press more press more press bye bye hate on me oh yeah k.dots shit was shitty held up to the likes of the slim shady lp and get rich or die trying. ps wayne should skate board beacuse what the fuck is he sayin. bye stans

    • Anonymous

      lol the clocks right twice a day

  • 8

    no problem, it's not hip-hop anyway...bubblegum pop.

  • jay

    This bitch is getting too big headed... WTF

  • jnr

    Nicki- 'Don't ever play my music again' The public- 'With pleasure'

    • jnr

      jnr: Friday nights are for Rihanna(Sadly to say) but i will jack off better with her than listening to your barbie shit

    • Anonymous

      This just in from TMZ... Nicki - Jnr, stop listening to my music! Jnr - Then what will I jack off to on Friday nights?

  • YOLO

    AMAZING NEWS...NOW ALL U GOTTA DO NOW IS DISS LIL WAYNE, FRENCH MONTANA, AND 2 CHAINZ N WE'RE GOOD

  • barryjn

    I wish people would stop kissing this no talent bitch's ass. She sucks, I'll be glad when her music is NEVER heard. She is full of herself, her jedi mind tricks are over!!!!

    • michigan

      I agree. ill keep it real if nicki didnt get the fake ass and tits she never would of been signed just like all the other female rappers out now. All underground. she only got signed cuz every dude wants to smash lol

  • 777

    Please don't blame this abomination's music anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Should give her what she asked for then. Either way I dont care I haven't listened to a rap station in years, If I aint got no CD's with me I'll play another music station. I'd ride in silence before I turned on Hot 97

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