What was supposed to be one of the biggest shows of Nicki Minaj's her career atSummer Jam 2012 turned into a war of words with event organizers. Eventually Nicki cancelled her performance altogether. Artists and fans have come down on both sides of the fence. Some have blamed Nicki for not performing, while others think it was wrong of Peter Rosenberg to criticize her given the fact that she was the headliner.
One artist who did perform at the event thinks Nicki did the right thing by pulling the plug on her performance.
In a letter sent out to her 45,000 Twitter followers today, Lauryn Hill offered her support to Nicki. Check out what Lauryn had to say 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
What's your take on the situation? Should Nicki have ignored the criticism and performed anyway?