Nas performs @ SummerJam

Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Nas had a lil set along with LaurynHill

Peter Rosenberg kinda diss Nicki Minaj so she didn't perform....I know Peter is a hip hop head tat speaks his mind and I understand what he saying/come from but I say let Nicki and YM do them hip hop has evolved, we may not all like wat it has evolve to but let this generation do them

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  1. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    That was EPIC..
    They make classics together..

  2. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 1:51 PM


  3. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Flex also had some words for Nicki

    Its kind of funny how things come full circle, ten years ago it was Nas who didn't perform(we all know tat story) along with the famous Power 105 rant.
    Only recently flex and Clue was at it and it all started from who drop a Nicki joint first, hot97 shows YMCMB alot of love and now tat Wayne tell Nicki not to perform its fuck "commercial rap"??
    To top it off it is Nas who help fill the slot....the ironies are so comical in this whole situation

  4. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 3:48 PM

    Didn't think about it like that..haha

  5. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 4:57 PM

    @poet...well said! The ironies are great.

  6. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:45 PM

    nice.. but does anyone have the FULL summerjam ? or at least the full nas set

  7. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    at the end of the day though, homie shouldnt be talkin shit bout the person who's headlinin your concert regardless if u feel her music or not.. thats like me havn a bitch in my bed room butt naked then goin to the livin room to talk bout her stretch marks,

  8. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    @poet Well said. Funny how darling Nicki let that one get by her, she's kicking herself I am sure.She has to learn that its not all about her all the time, pick and choose them battles. Doubt Nas didn't perform ten years ago because someone told him not to. Just because someone can rap well and commercial doesn't count F dat) doesn't mean their going to last or be labeled a LEGEND.. At some point respect has to come in from somewhere.. dig it up.

  9. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Wed, Jun 6, 2012 at 4:54 PM

    Exclusive: Nas Talks Summer Jam, Nicki Minaj vs. Hot 97, & Lauryn Hill

    Despite all the controversy over Summer Jam, Nas went through with his surprise performance at MetLife Stadium, bringing Lauryn Hill with him. The New York veteran, who was originally supposed to appear during Nicki Minaj’s headlining set, spoke exclusively with about returning to the Summer Jam stage for the first time in nearly a decade, reuniting with L-Boogie, and his thoughts on Nicki’s cancellation.

    Nas butted heats with Hot 97 during his performance at Summer Jam in 2001 when he was beefing with Jay-Z. But he remained neutral this time around, showing support for both camps. Hear what the Don had to say.

    What was it like to touch down on the Summer Jam stage?
    It was magic. I didn’t want to be announced. I wanted to keep it quiet, a surprise for people. It was an honor to do it again because I haven’t done it in years.

    How did you get Lauryn Hill to come out?
    Nicki had asked me to come out during her set and so I figured that would be a great way to go into my show. I only wanted to bring out Lauryn during my set, so she was with it. That’s my sister.

    Have you kept in touch with her over the years?
    I don’t really keep in touch with anyone except my family. Artists, we’re too busy to be in touch, but we’ve seen each other through the years and it’s just love.

    Can we expect another collaboration between the two of you?
    I don’t know. She’s amazing. I’d love to.

    What do you make of the whole YMCMB vs. Hot 97 drama?
    I’ve been there before and things like that happen every couple of years. I guess this is the second time something has happened like that between the artist and the radio station. We don’t always agree and the nature of hip-hop can be aggressive and get real gangsta on you now and then. That’s just what it is. These things happen.

    Lauryn wrote a letter in support of Nicki. Do you stand by her decision not to perform?
    [YMCMB's] situation was different than mine and I’m not clear on all of it, but of course when it happened with me years ago, it was based on the Jay-Z drama and a whole bunch of other stuff. Her situation is based on something different between her and her camp. Eventually I got cool with Hot 97 and they got cool with me. It’s one hip-hop family, and that’s how it should be at the end of the day.

    Did you speak to Nicki about the situation?
    I think it was just really messy. When you’re in the heat of that moment, no one has time to inform anybody, but we spoke after briefly and it seemed like it was a crazy situation for her to handle. When put in that position, it’s no easy thing and I guess I was in support of her, in support of Hot 97. I’ve been there before, so at the end of the day, it could be fixed. It’s one hip-hop family, let’s unify it.


  10. Re: Nas performs @ SummerJam

    Thu, Jun 7, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    An incident like this combined with all the ironies within it will bring up good conversation between the artists. Can't wait till Jay and Fif are asked about this, they always have interesting opinions that people actually react to. Hopefully this erupts into a huge conflict within the industry, its been a while since Hip Hop caused some major controversy. Its kinda slowly blended in with the other genres for a while. Its rebellious nature needs to express itself once every few years, even if its some civil war. In any case, sit back and enjoy the entertainment.

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