Funkmaster Flex’s interview with Nicki Minaj has gone viral and it all stems from Minaj’s management (ahem…Lil Wayne) deciding to bail on performing at the Hot 97 Summer Jam gig at the last minute.
After Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg sparked a feud by trashing Minaj’s “Starships” on the Summer Jam stage, Wayne got pissed. Minaj got pissed and bam, Nicki didn’t take the stage.
During an interview to apologize and discuss, Flex and Minaj argued over Rosenberg’s comments and WHY she didn’t perform that day.
But Nicki was quick to interject, “It’s not about his opinion, because I have opinions about DJs on Hot 97 and I have opinions on Hot 97. But when it’s about us uniting people [on] your show, I wouldn’t dare come on your stage and say something negative about Hot 97, leading up to that concert.”
And she went on to say that when you diss her, you diss her fans. And dissing her fans, pisses her off.
She added, “My fans at Summer Jam didn’t appreciate his comments, nor did my fans who were watching the livestream appreciate his comments. This is streaming to the world. Nicki Minaj opened up that stream to show to kids in London and Paris… that stream was hosted on my website and those requests came from your station, I posted the links.”
Flex’s main rebuttal? He says Nicki should have taken the stage despite Lil Wayne’s word. Nicki said, “Before I had New York radio, I had Wayne. I will never go against Wayne. I can’t believe after all these years he’s still teaching me. After a man goes on stage and disrespects me and tries to rile people up, I still was going on that stage and shame on me. Lil Wayne gave me a valuable lesson in self worth. He tweeted before he called me, and when I spoke to him he said, ‘Nick, we ain’t doing that show.’”
All I have to say is this discussion is a big fat mess. I’m a tad irritated that Flex didn’t have some balls going up against Nicki.
Check out the interview/argument below.