Peter Rosenberg Responds to Nicki Minaj Controversy, ‘Not Sorry’
After a media firestorm, his name becoming a trending topic, and after Young Money artist Nicki Minaj cancelled her performance at Hot 97's Summer Jam, Peter Rosenberg has taken the time to speak out about his recent comments on the Summer Jam stage.
In an interview with TMZ, Peter Rosenberg elaborated on his comments made about Nicki’s song “Starships”, while introducing Kendrick Lamar on the Summer Jam stage.
“Basically it was the festival stage, which is traditionally the more underground stage, up and comer stage, and I went out there to introduce Kendrick Lamar from Compton, and you know, I just said if you are not about that ‘Starships” crap and you are about the real stuff — and I’m editing a bit, I’m about the real Hip-Hop. Let’s bring Kendrick Lamar,” Rosenberg explained to TMZ.
Rosenberg appeared to be surprised by the social media backlash after having made similar, if not worse, comments about the song in the past.
“Why would she listen to me? I’m a Jewish kid from the suburbs of Maryland who grew up on hip-hop and loves hip-hop. And I take it seriously. But it’s just an opinion, man. I don’t hate Nicki Minaj. I don’t have any beef with her at all,” Rosenberg told TMZ.
Since Rosenberg’s comments, Nicki Minaj has scheduled a free concert for her fans in the New York and New Jersey area.