Did Peter Rosenberg end Nicki Minaj’s career? That’s what Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden suggested during a recent installment of ‘The Realness’ with the station’s morning show hosts Rosenberg, Cipha Sounds and K. Foxx.
“Rosenberg didn’t want to own this, but about six months ago Rosenberg called Nicki Minaj out for making wack Pop records,” said Ebro. “And Rosenberg, how many records is she selling now?”
Rosenberg then shared that Minaj’s latest release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up, sold 36,000 units its first week in stores.
To this, Ebro said, “Now Rosenberg that’s all you, you put in work on her son. You gotta own this one. You may have ended Nicki Minaj’s career.”
The source of Ebro’s sarcasm stems from the infamous incident where Lil Wayne instructed Nicki Minaj not to perform at this year’s Summer Jam because he felt that his YMCMB artist had been disrespected. Rosenberg had been candid in his distaste for Minaj’s “Starships” single, going as far as telling the crowd at the concerts second stage, ” “I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing ‘Starships’ later, I’m not talking to y’all right now, f-ck that bullsh-t.”
The Hot 97 radio host didn’t say anything that many fans, critics and whoever else weren’t already thinking. However, Rosenberg happened to have a microphone and a large platform to share his opinions with. As for her sales, Nicki herself copped plea before the numbers came in, point out that retailers like Target and Walmart didn’t carry the album, which in effect “set her up to fail.”
Nevertheless, do you think Nicki Minaj’s career, which includes a plush American Idol gig and world tours, career is actually over?
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