Nicki Minaj‘s no show for Hot 97’s Summer Jam put a monkey wrench in the plans of the show. Minaj’s planned set included special appearances from Cam’Ron, Foxy Brown, Nas and Lauryn Hill. However, Lauryn Hill was a guest but no for Ms. Minaj. After the jump, you can read Ms. Hill’s entire diatribe about the events last night including siding with Minaj’s right to stand up for herself.
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. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
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