Nicki Minaj and HOT 97 personality Peter Rosenberg finally had the opportunity to address last year’s Summer Jam fiasco live on-air earlier today (May 28). Before the Young Money rapstress shared her take on the incident, Rosenberg informed listeners that he was hardly aware of the comments he made in regards to Minaj’s “Starships” record while hosting the festival’s smaller stage. He also revealed that he wasn’t aware of the fact that the stage was being streamed live online.
Although Minaj referred to the incident as “water under the bridge,” the rapper did express her regret at letting fans down.
“It’s cool. It’s water under the bridge,” she revealed. “It’s so long ago. I can’t even act like I care anymore. I don’t care. I really don’t, but I appreciate you guys having me here…This is the thing, in hindsight I should have just did the show because I’ve never allowed anyone to—no matter what I’ve gone through personally or whatever professionally, I’ve never allowed that to make me let my fans down. And even if it wasn’t a Nicki Minaj fan, just a fan in general, somebody that was there that paid to see the show. I think in hindsight I should have just came out. Because it’s my hometown especially…I apologize for not coming out and doing the show because they had nothing to do with that.”
Nicki Minaj caused quite the uproar last year when her performance at Summer Jam was canceled shortly after Rosenberg referred to her “Starships” record as “bullshit.”
Despite her apology to fans, the Queens emcee turned “American Idol” judge later addressed Rosenberg and spoke on what she felt was his lack of a resume.
“I get it, that’s what you do. I guess, to me, I just don’t know your resume. You know what I’m saying? So, I never found you funny. I never found you entertaining. I never found you smart. I just found you annoying,” said Minaj while speaking directly to Rosenberg. “Because I grew up in New York. Well, I’ve grown up on HOT 97. I know Angie and I know Flex, Mister Cee, and all these people…To me you don’t have enough of a resume to make those comments.”
Nicki Minaj’s full interview with HOT 97 can be found below.