Nicki Minaj is still dealing with her critics following her controversial pullout of last weekend’s Hot 97 Summer Jam concert.
On Tuesday Nicki phoned into Power 105’s Breakfast Club, where she spoke in dept with hosts Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Envy and Angela Yee. During the conversation the Young Money rapper opens up about the incident, her friendship with Foxy Brown, Nas, free concert, and rumors that she plans to bury Lil’ Kim.
“After all this has been said and done, I wasn’t gonna do ‘Starships’ and I think people know that,” Nicki Minaj said. “I’m way smarter than that. I know what people wanted to see. I think it was just someone trying to be sarcastic, but like every other artist said, it was horrible timing, it was in bad taste. Everybody makes mistakes, but you’ve got to own your mistake. When you don’t own it, then you feel like you can do this in the future and get away with it.”
After the incident, Nicki Minaj was spotted partying with Foxy Brown, Cam’ron and Beenie Man at a club in Queens. According to the “Super Bass” rapper, she and Foxy have been friends for a long time.
“I reached out to her a few months ago,” Minaj said. “This has been going on for a very long time. She’s always been a part of the lineup and I’ve known I’m doing doing Summer Jam for maybe a year now. People are very crazy if they think this is something that I just decided. … I just really always loved her. I always made it known how much I loved her and Lauryn Hill. When she found out the whole drama, I thought she was gonna be disappointed, but instead she called me like, ‘Yo Nick, I am riding with you. We are all here. We’re not leaving this hotel. We support your decision.’ Everybody supported the decision. Everybody was like, ‘Yo, Wayne is completely right and we made the right move.’”
Minaj also address rumors that she had planned a funeral for her nemesis Lil’ Kim during her set.
“Absolutely not. … Envy, I don’t even want you to finish that sentence because that’s not in my character and that’s ridiculous. Let’s stop with all the rumors that are giving people false hope that they’re relevant. I’m not about to come on my stage and bring death on my stage. My stage is about life and love, period. Nobody that was irrelevant was going to be made relevant on my stage. Absolutely not.”
On her planned free concert, Nicki Minaj said it is still in the works.
“It’s still in the works, but it’s definitely gonna happen. This was actually Wayne’s suggestion. Wayne was like, ‘Yo, we can do our own show for the people. You don’t have to feel bad.’”