Nicki Minaj had grand plans for Hot 97’s Summer Jam on Sunday night, but there’s some discrepancy about who was supposed to appear during her headlining set. Lauryn Hill, who surprised fans when she came out during Nas’ performance, wants to set the record straight.
“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,” Hill said in a written statement sent out via Twitter on Monday (June 4).
Last night, Nicki tweeted that before she and Lil Wayne pulled the plug on her performance, she was set to bring out Cam’ron, 2 Chainz, Nas, Hill, reggae star Beenie Man, Foxy Brown and a number of her YMCMB labelmates as surprise guests, not to mention Weezy himself. But after Hot 97 morning show host Peter Rosenberg trashed Nicki’s “Starships” single in front of concertgoers, Wayne took to Twitter to announce that no artists from the YMCMB roster would be performing at Summer Jam.
It was all very touching to Nicki, who in turn clarified the situation. “Thank u Lauryn.