Soooooo, apparently Hot 97‘s Summer Jam was off the hook last night and for all of the wrong reasons. Trouble started brewing when radio personality Peter Rosenberg dissed the song “Starships.” This posed a problem since Nicki Minaj was one of the show’s headliners. When Lil Wayne got wind of the diss, he promptly informed Nicki and all other YMCMB members to boycott their performances. Needless to say, fuckery ensued. On one side, you have Young Money complaining about being insulted, and on the other side, you have the Hot 97 DJs going in for the kill. The funny thing is, despite the unnecessary hijinks, I understand both sides.
First, let’s address Rosenberg. I’d like begin by saying I completely agree with his assessment of “Starships.” It’s a simply terrible song. If you genuinely like that song, I no longer respect your opinion on anything. Seriously, I wouldn’t even allow you to take out my trash if you think that’s quality music. With that being said, Rosenberg needs to shut the fuck up. When you work for a mainstream radio station, your personal preference is irrelevant. You can listen to Ready To Die all you want in the comfort of your home, but at work, you have to play bullshit like “Starships.” When the aforementioned artist is headlining your company’s show, the last thing you want to do is piss off said artist. That’s the quintessential example of “fucking up the money.” If I was in charge at Hot 97, I would give Rosenberg several swift kicks to the nuts.
Second, let’s address YMCMB. If you’re a professional artist, you have to have tough skin. You can’t expect everyone to love your music and you can’t turn into a bitch every time someone disses you. I’m sure Rosenberg isn’t the first person to say he hates that song. I mean shit, I just said it like 2 or 3 times in this post alone. It’s a fucking terrible song. But you know what, I’m sure Hot 97 paid Nicki a shitload of money to headline the show. So she should have just quit the bitching and performed. Then again, I heard Nas and Lauryn Hill filled in in her absence. That was the backup plan? Shit, that should have been the main attraction. I’d much rather see that than some chick who screams nonsensically on every song.
In any case, I’m interested to see the fallout from all of this. Even though everyone knows I hate Funkmaster Flex, I hope he does go ape shit on Nicki like he promised. Now this is how you start a week in entertainment son. Good day.