Nicki Minaj's sudden cancellation of her scheduled 2012 Hot97 Summer Jam performance remained a debated topic in hip-hop for the last 48 hours. Fans were disappointed, radio was distraught and tension between Hot97 and YMCMB was at an all time high. In an effort to squash things, Nicki and Flex agreed to phone interview which aired in it's entirety last night. The conversation was heated at times and Nicki was able to air out all her grievances once and for all.
"For three hours, we emailed [Hot 97 manager Ebro Darden], and actually, my manager was the first person to tell me: Yo, you’re not going on that stage. Wayne was the second person. For three hours, we could not get a resolution. [CEO of Hip Hop Since 1978] G. Roberson emailed me, and said: Hey, I need you on the phone. Ebro said ‘Let me get to the bottom of this.’ You know I love Ebro. After he sent that email, we never heard back," Nicki told Flex.
"And I want you to pull up your roster from everyone who was performing on your show. My first album sold 375,000 copies in its first week," she continued. "My first album has gone on to sell 3.5 million records. My second album is at 900,000 worldwide, plus a three million selling single. If you don’t know, call Matt Voss at Universal, Flex, do the math, m-a-t-h, that’s one-point-two-million on my second album.
"Even without the single, I’ve sold. Three. Point. Five. Million. Albums. In Two Years. I want you before you ever open your mouth—it’s so misleading, when I saw Foxy Brown, she said, Nic, why are they saying things about your sales when you’ve gone number one in four countries? You know who the last one to do that was, Flex? The person previous to me was Eminem in 2010."
Listen to the interview below