We reported earlier that just a few hours before Nicki Minaj was set to take the stage as the headliner of Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert, her boss Lil Wayne tweeted that Young Money would no longer be performing at the concert.
Hip hop titan Nas was added to the show in Nicki’s absence, and the legendary MC brought out Lauryn Hill during his set. Lauryn sent out a tweet earlier clarifying reports that she was supposed to be a guest during Nicki’s set, and voiced her support for the Queens, NY MC.
Lauryn posted the following message on her Twitter account:
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!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
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