The Nicki Minaj/Summer Jam saga continues, as the raptstress called New York City radio station Power 105.1 this morning and said during her interview that she wasn’t even going to perform “Starships” at the event. On the surface, the song is the cause of the drama, as Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg dissed the Minaj hit for not being “real hip hop” on stage at Summer Jam, hours before Nicki was to do her set on Sunday.
“You wanna know what’s the funniest thing? After all this has been said and done, I wasn’t gonna do ‘Starships’,” Minaj told the station. “And I think people know that. I’m way smarter than that. I know what people wanted to see.”
Nicki went on to say that she had a great show planned for the event, which was to include guests Cam’ron, Foxy Brown and Nas. “Even artists that were on my set were asked to perform,” Minaj said during her interview. “And they said, if Nicki’s not on that stage, I’m not on that stage. And we gonna ride out on loyalty tonight.”
The female rapper then put to rest the rumor that she had planned to depict a funeral with a Lil’ Kim lookalike laying in a coffin during Summer Fest. “I don’t even want you to finish that sentence, because that’s not in my character, and that’s ridiculous,” Nicki said. She then planted tongue in cheek and added, “Let’s stop with all the rumors that are giving people false hope that they’re relevant.”