Lauryn Hill was rumored to be a guest of Nicki Minaj’s at HOT 97’s Summer Jam, but Lauryn begs to differ with that assumption and tweeted a letter out to her followers saying that she was asked to perform by Nas and not by Nicki.
Check out the letter below:
No disrespect to Nicki, but I need to clear up an inaccuracy. I was not scheduled to be a special guest on her set at Summer Jam, I was invited by Nas to perform with him. I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists, but I do support artists standing by their beliefs, and walking with integrity. We have to find a better way to commercially exploit music, while giving artists their proper respect. This cannot be done while taking their contributions for granted, or trying to control the scope of their growth and power through threats and fear tactics. We can do better than this, there is a better way, or else ‘we’ (the proverbial we) find ourselves in danger of being hypocrites!!!
Ms. Lauryn Hill
While Nicki was appreciative of the supportive words from Ms. Hill, she couldn’t help putting Lauryn in her place and letting her know that, technically, Lauryn was going to be performing with Nas during her set, so she WAS her guest. Check out what Nicki tweeted below:
“Thank u Lauryn. Nas was coming out on my set, u were coming out 2 perform w/him. That was within my set that was going 2 continue w/foxy,” she tweeted. “Coming from Lauryn it means the world. No one deserves this treatment. We’re all out here working. Have respect for your guests.”
What do you think about Nicki’s public response to Lauryn?