Nicki abruptly pulled out of the show after Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg made several comments about her that she and Lil Wayne, who actually instructed Nicki not to perform, found offensive.
The first happened during a pre-show telecast in which Rosenberg said something to the effect of “Shout out to all my real hip-hop heads and none of these Starship artists.” He later followed up his insult during the actual concert, once again showing his distaste for “Starships” by calling the song “wack.”
Shortly after Rosenberg’s comments, Lil Wayne announced via Twiiter that “Young Money ain’t doing summer jam.” Nicki followed up with her own tweet, saying “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against Wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Nicki went on to thank her fans for their support and announced she’d next be performing Sweden.