Nicki Minaj might unleash a Roman-like fit of fury if you cross her, but it’s good to know she’s not one to hold grudges. During a new interview with UK radio’s Tim Westwood, the “Right By Your Side” rapper said that she has gotten over the hot-tempered feud with Hot 97′s Summer Jam after the station’s DJ Peter Rosenberg trashed her hit song “Starships”.
“I’m a genuine person,” says Nicki of her passionate response to Rosenberg’s comments. “I love you, I love you, I hate you, I hate you, there’s really no in between with me.”
“It was gonna be shut down,” Nicki says of the performance that never was. She also claims that there’s a noticeable double standard between male and female hip-hop artists. “The year before that, Wayne performed ‘How To Love’ at Summer Jam,” she recalls, referencing Lil Wayne‘s emotional single. “No one said anything.”
“At a certain point, you just want respect,” she said. “You’re working hard!”
When Westwood asks Minaj if she could have just played Summer Jam and used her set as a platform to fire back at Rosenberg, she says, ”I don’t want to do that, I want to let people know that I’m not even getting on your stage if you don’t have your mind right. That’s the point. See, if you get on the stage, you’re saying next time you can do it again and we’ll have this exchange.”
She continues, “I feel like it happened and there is no animosity, I still love them over there at the station. They’ve helped me a lot as well. It’s not like we’re walking around being angry, we just wanted to prove that one point and that was that.”