Just five hours before Nicki was expected to take the stage as one of Summer Jam 2012's headliners, Hot 97 on-air personality Peter Rosenberg dissed Minaj's "Starships" song.
"I see the real hip-hop heads sprinkled in here. I see them. I know there are some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later—I'm not talking to y'all right now. Fuck that bullshit. Bullshit. I'm here to talk about real hip-hop shit," Rosenberg said, which led Lil Wayne to pull all of Young Money out of the lineup at the last minute.
Rosenberg, who made it clear he'd never apologize for the comments, explained that he was just trying to hype up the crowd for more underground artists. Nicki went on to defend herself on Funk Flex's show the next day, leading to quite an interesting conversation as Flex tried to get to the bottom of things.
Is "Starships" a real hip-hop jam? No. But when a performer as major as Nicki is headlining your show, it's a bad look to criticize their music on stage shortly before they perform (or choose not to perform, as the case may be). Peter Rosenberg, you take the cake for the biggest fail in hip hop this year (so far). Check the full video of Rosenberg's comments below: