Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj

Lil Wayne Speaks Out about Nicki Minaj

The YMCMB boss explains who was really behind the "Starships" rapper leaving this month's Hot 97 Summer Jam concert

by #teamEBONY, June 20, 2012

Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj

Lil Wayne has finally spoken out about his reasons for taking Nicki Minaj out of her Hot 97 Summer Jam performance earlier this month. After morning show DJ Pete Rosenberg slammed Minaj's chart-topper "Starships," insinuating that the track was not hip hop enough, concert goers quickly learned that the show would not go on for the "Pink Friday" rapper. Rumors had been circulating as to who exactly was behind the last minute cancelation and why.

“That’s a female. First and foremost, Nicki Minaj is a female," Wayne told MTV News. "I don’t know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times, no matter when or where or how.”

He continued on, revealing that it was mainly his decision to pull the plug on Minaj's highly anticipated set. “As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything. I pulled her from the show because . . . no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”

​While it's cool that Weezy is sticking up for his artist, someone should remind him that there actually is a name for "female" human beings: Women. 

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