If you thought this summer's battle of words between Hot 97 and Nicki Minaj had closed its last chapter, think again.
A bit of back-story first in case you live under a rock: The fiasco went down in early June in the parking lot of New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, where Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg took to a pre-festival stage during Hot 97's annual Summer Jam, and said "I see the real hip hop heads sprinkled in here; I see them. I know there's some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later. I'm not talking to y'all right now. F**k that bulls**t. I'm here to talk about real hip hop s**t."
After Minaj, who was slated to headline in a couple of hours, heard what Rosenberg said, Lil Wayne, the head of her crew Young Money, took off and did not perform.
Minaj later told her side of the story to Funkmaster Flex saying: “You know what? I wouldn't come on your stage when it's about us uniting people to come and see a show, I wouldn't say something to my fans, negative, leading up to that concert. Everyone is grown enough to keep opinions to themselves."
Vulture reports that Minaj and Hot 97 apparently patched things up. But then this went down on Friday.
The “Starships” artist became upset after Hot 97's program director, Ebro, speculated on the air that Pink Friday Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up didn’t sell well after Rosenberg’s comments at the Summer Jam. “I said 'Rosenberg ruined Nicki Minaj's career,” Ebro said (listen below). “The things [Rosenberg] said about her being pop and selling out and making that pop music came back to haunt her."
Then Minaj called up Ebro and told him "Don't ever play my music again.”
"I get the phone call, the international number pops up, I answer the call, it's my friend Nicki Minaj, who then starts to proclaim how I'm fake. She used every woman's stab she could — 'I thought you were a man, you're a cornball, I thought we were friends, you're fake, everyone told me you were fake,’” Ebro said.
He went on to say that he was just "keeping [her] in the Hip Hop conversation. This Hip Hop thing's a competition; you're either ringing, or you're not, and just like I said yesterday, I love you, boo and I'll dust you off and make sure this thing is popping off again. Of course we are [still playing her music]," Ebro said "I love Nicki Minaj."