Lil Wayne Explains His Decision to Pull Nicki Minaj from Summer Jam

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne sparked a firestorm after he made the decision to pull his protégée Nicki Minaj from Hot 97 Summer Jam. Now the Young Money chief is speaking out on his controversial move.

“That’s a female; first and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female,” the “Lollipop” rapper told MTV News backstage at Birthday Bash 17 in Atlanta. “I don’t know what anyone else believes, but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times, no matter when or where or how.”

After being ridiculed publicly by Hot 97 personality Peter Rosenberg, Nicki informed her boss. “As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected, I just declined everything,” said Tunechi. “I pulled her from the show because … no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”

While Weezy feels she should have been treated with respect, he doesn’t hold a grudge against the New York radio station. “I expect the red carpet, in her manner; the pink carpet to be laid out for her,” he continued. “It’s just an executive move, no salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings.”

But he still stands by his decision. “I feel like a woman’s supposed to be respected at all times, therefore I believe I made the right decision,” he said.



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85 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    YESSS WAYNE WE NEED THAT PINK CARPET

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    LAURYN Reply:

    @Kwayzee,

    NOBODY CARES THE SITUATION WAS PLAAAAYED OUT!!!

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    Kwayzee Reply:

    @LAURYN, if you don’t care why are you on the post?

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    CITY Reply:

    @Kwayzee, YEA FEMALES SHUD B RESPECTED AT ALL TIMES OO WAIT I GUESS XCEPT N YOUR LYRICS.

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  2. Ool Uh Uh

    “I feel like a woman supposed to be respected at all times, therefore I believe I made the right decision”. Is he serious????

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    WTF? Reply:

    @Ool Uh Uh, I just thought the same damn thing! What does Lil Wayne know about respecting women? 0_o

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    :O youMADstayMAD Reply:

    @Ool Uh Uh, yeah b*tch .. now be gone!!

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    XO till we overdose Reply:

    @Ool Uh Uh, Haha yeah! Wayne should be the LAST person to say that

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    WHO?! Reply:

    @Ool Uh Uh, Wayne needs to stfu.

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  3. :O youMADstayMAD

    AMEN Weezy! let these suckas know.

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  4. EL

    Duh. All of his hundreds upon hundreds of female empowerment, feminist anthems should tell y’all he believes in respect for women. First. And foremost.

    Geez. What rock have y’all been living under for all these years?! *blank stare* followed by *crickets*

    #WayneStop

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    juhg Reply:

    @EL, lmaoo this comment was soo funny..

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    bajanboy246 Reply:

    @EL, first and foremost in my opinion any man that can have five children from five different women have no respect for females what so ever…

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  5. Dro

    This from a guy who raps about fucking “bitches” and parades them half naked in his videos. Who passes women around Young Money. Who has a harem of baby mothers? Ok. Checks out.

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  6. Miles

    “Females deserve the most respect at all times”. Coming from a guy who sang a song called “Lollipop”, calls woman “biches” and “hoes” and say he is not a fan of using condoms.

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  7. Tina

    Lil Wayne doesn’t even respect women.

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    Yeah Reply:

    @Tina, your a hoe tho so what does your opinion mean?

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    ME Reply:

    @Yeah, do u know her?! No. So how the hell can u call someone u don’t know a hoe? 0_o lame ass

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    bitch please Reply:

    @Yeah, lmao

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  8. Lisa

    So I guess Female rappers shouldn’t be treated the same as Male rappers.

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  9. cooop

    “now go and pop that pussy for me”

    yes, lil wayne… respect for all women at all times

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    Liky Reply:

    @cooop, EXACTLY!!!!

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    Liky Reply:

    @cooop, EXACTLY WHAT I WAS THINKING!!!!

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    Yeah Reply:

    @cooop, your a dumb fucking piece of shit, wayne doesnt mean what he says in his lyrics you idiot, he just raps random shit, dumbass cunt

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    TRA Reply:

    @Yeah, If Lil Wayne doesn’t believe the things that comes out of his mouth when he is putting down rap lyrics, that would make him a hypocrite. So you are bascially saying exactly what some people feel about rappers right now, that they are hypocrites. Lil Wayne says he encourages female empowerment by pulling Nicki Minaj from Summerjam concert in support of Nicki Minaj, but yet Lil Wayne makes a lot of songs disrespecting women calling women bitches and hos. Plus, Lil Wayne has different baby mothers with children all over the place. If Lil Wayne truly believes in uplifting females, then Lil Wayne needs to stop making lyrics talking about drowing in pussy. I respect Lil Wayne as a businessman, but Lil Wayne is the last person who should be talking about female empowerment.

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    cooop Reply:

    @Yeah, swear words make you a big man huh bruh.

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  10. Shapey

    Nicki is the shit!!! just saw her 2 days ago in Berlin and her show was the bomb, she really killed it!!

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    bitch please Reply:

    @Shapey, bitch please, u liv n da US hoe so stop lyn. Nicki stans r pathetic. Smdh

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    BoojieKiddo Reply:

    @bitch please, Dumb ass, you know all countries don’t restrict their citizens from certain websites. Smfh! Idiots these days.

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    Shapey Reply:

    @bitch please, Lol wish I would live in the US but no I live in Germany!!!! Why should I liyn? That makes no sense, get a life!!!

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  11. Jeana H.

    Yup, lil Wayne deff respects women, I mean lollipop and 6 foot 7 foot are such empowering songs.

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  12. LOL!

    “I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times, no matter when or where or how”….but you let her DISRESPECT LIL KIM HUH?…but oh yea…you did say that…”no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet”…so YMCMB can go around disrespecting other rappers and throwing bottles ala Drake in clubs huh? Wayne…sit that ass down…your time is up…

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    DRAGHOES Reply:

    @LOL!, you sound stupid..

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  13. Jaymall

    So when Wayne got Laura London and Nivea pregnant in the same year, was he respecting women??? :C’monSon:

    So when Wayne said:
    “B*TCH SUCK DAT DICK FOR SOME TRUK FIT”
    “I wish I could F*ck every girl in the world”
    “now girl lemme see you pop it, pop it, pop it for the paper”
    “Put coke in her Derrier”
    HE WAS SUBLIMINALLY RESPECTING WOMEN??? :C’monSon:

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    Liky Reply:

    @Jaymall, you took the words out of my mouth

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  14. :)

    So his explicit lyrics to women are respectful?

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  15. Real Talk

    Ok so lets get this straight. Nicki called Wayne first Wayne didnt pull her out Summer Jam until Nicki called and asked. This is why Nicki is a liar. She said that Wayne made the decision first. Thats exactly what i thought happened. Im glad Wayne cleared everything up. Nicki why not just tell the truth this bitch lies smh.

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Real Talk,how is she a liar when she called wayne and tell him whats going on,then wayne made up is mind and pulled everyone,when did nicki said why called her are her called wayne,how did she lie stop digging for sh!t.

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  16. U R a stupid hoe....#GOODBYE

    @real talk….no u idiot…he said nicki felt disrespected not that she didn’t want to do the show…look at the video again dumb ass…

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    Real Talk Reply:

    @U R a stupid hoe….#GOODBYE, Um no dumbass if you clearly watch the video wayne said that Nicki called him. The reports she claimed was that Lil Wayne heard Peter Rosenburg throw those shots over satelite Radio before the show started and he Tweeted “Young Money Aint Doing Summer Jam”. Lil Wayne never even heard Rosenburg say it Nicki is the one that told Wayne. Dont try to switch shit around now i know what i heard. Nicki is very slick behind the scenes. She has a lot of say in her career and when she called wayne about being disrespected she told Wayne “I was disrespected and i dont feel like doing the show. Wayne then tweeted “Young Money Aint doing Summer Jam”. Thats exactly what happened. do your research just like u stupid stans were in Denial that Nicki started the whole beef with Kim. Get your fkn facts straight before u talk!!!!!

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @Real Talk, maximum retard you are still digging trying to win,she didn’t lie about sh-t,watch the video,and dig out whatever is in your ears and listen,and stop fabricating sh-t to start sh!t f-cking haters pff.

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    Ron'Do Reply:

    @Real Talk, Nicki plan to bring a fake lil Kim out in a coffin was exposed that’s why she didn’t perform. Kim had goons there that was going to get at her that’s why she really canceled.

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  17. MmmHmm

    THIS DOESNT MAKE SENSE, IN HER INTERVIEW W/FLEX SHE MADE IT SEEM LIKE SHE WOULD HAVE STILL PERFORMED IF WAYNED DIDNT PULL HER OUT. BUT KNOW WAYNEs STORY MAKES IT SEEM THAT NICKI REALLY DIDNT WANT TO PERFORM BECAUSE SHE FELT SO DISRESPECTED….

    I CAN UNDERSTAND RESPECTING FEMALES IS A MUST, BUT WAYNE & DRAKE DONT HAE RESPECT WHEN THEY COME AT WOMAN THEMSELVES & NICKI WAS CALLING FEMALES “NAPPY HEADED HOES” IN 1 OF HER SONGS!

    I DONT BELIEVE ANYTHING YMCMB SAYS ANYMORE! ON THAT NOTE THEY SHOULD PRACTICE WHAT THEY PREACH!!!!

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    OpD2 Reply:

    @MmmHmm,d-mn @ss she was talking about kim and others,you f-ckers are made d-mn when you are in beef with someone you don’t say nice things about them,kim head is nappy and she is one ugly b-tch.

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  18. Mr. OKAY

    Some bullsh*t reply lol. The comments were about her music not that she’s a female so that was all kind of irrelevant. I see where he’s coming from but… no.

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  19. Tony

    Wayne needs to stfu with his “females deserve the ultimate respect” I could sit here and quote some of his lines but then I would be asking all rap up ppls to read a novel. All just go with this one: “beautiful black woman bet that Bitch look better red.”

    Such a fake man. It was a good business move (can’t stand for your artist being disrespected) however don’t claim to respect women when you poison the youth on the value of a true woman with your dumb lyrics.

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  20. Sassy

    I thought Nicki wanted to be treated like one of the boys. At least that’s what she said in the beginning of her career.

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    Corageaous Heart Reply:

    @Sassy, yes so why didn’t he call out the other lame commercial rappers that are males that were on that stage? Nicki is not stupid. You really think she would perform some starships on summer jam stage.

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    Sassy Reply:

    @Corageaous Heart, She was stupid enough to leave her fans hanging because of what some DJ said. Rosenberg’s been talking crap about that song since the beginning. As a matter of fact, no other rapper on that stage has a song AS COMMERCIAL AS STARSHIPS. Starships is POP and I don’t care who says otherwise. I know what my ears hear and obviously what most people’s ears hear.

    Nicki hides behind Wayne.

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  21. TeamYRB

    There is a difference b/w Women & hoes.

    Wayne treats Nicki like a women and he treats hoes like hoes.

    Music is just entertainment. Remember that.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @TeamYRB, music maybe entertainment but you have to remember that there are MANY listeners, especially the youth, who follow the lyrics and are highly influenced by what they hear…

    so when all they hear their idol or fav rapper talk about is bitchez n hoez, then they feel it’s okay to associate women as such…

    regardless if it’s entertainment or not, his music and lyrics still represent the artist and person he is!

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    TeamYRB Reply:

    @SdotB, Yeah I know that. That was one of my reasons for saying that so, the youth (like me) and whoever else that may be ignorant to that fact would read that and know.

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  22. BEDSTUYFLY

    dumb

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  23. coco

    is this dracula serious? how many girls did he fuck, impregnate then chuck them out like nothing happen?

    bitch nigga sit down.

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  24. TheDreamer

    He is a hypocrite. His lyrics do not respect women at all and then he says women should always be shown resepect.

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  25. melody15

    *Y’all need too clam down, just because he RAPS certain things about a female doesn’t means he TREAT him with disrespect.*

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    SdotB Reply:

    @melody15, and just because Rosemburg STATED his opinion about Nicki’s music doesn’t mean he TREATED her with disrespect either!

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  26. jp

    You people are idiots. Most men have said things about having sex with women, doesnt mean they disrespect them.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @jp, ur the idiot…it’s one thing to talk about having sex with women, but it’s another to call them bitchez n hoez, and dedicate all ur songs to calling them out there name and making derrogatory and degrading references…

    don’t be stupid plz!!

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  27. U R a stupid hoe....#GOODBYE

    @OpD2……THANK YOU!!!! U ARE SOO RIGHT!!

    @Real Talk…yess dummie!! she did call him but not to say cancel the show u fuck-n retard…u must be a kim fan…#loooooooosing

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @U R a stupid hoe….#GOODBYE, So what was her reasoning for calling him then? Do you think she called him thinking he wasn’t going to do anything?

    When Lil Wayne pulled her from Summer Jam, she had NO PROBLEM turning away from it. She left her fans HIGH and DRY!

    She never told anybody that SHE was the one who called Wayne. She made it seem as if he heard everything for himself. She can NEVER tell a story without leaving something out.

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    Halle,b Reply:

    @cOMEaTmEbRO, THANK YOU!!!

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  28. Tony

    @TeamYRB according to waynes music 95 percent of women are hoes then.

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  29. 2 WEEKS

    it took 2 weeks 2 come up wit this………………….Lions tigers bears and Lies

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  31. SYDNEY

    LOL respect is the last thing that he should be talking about smh ugh bye wayne forreal

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  32. Sassy

    Nicki should have performed for her fans and I don’t care who puts what spin on it.

    The tickets were already paid for so she wasn’t hurting Hot 97. She hurt her fans. You don’t know who traveled to see her; therefore, a free NY concert only helps the people who live in NY. Even still, they may not be able to make arrangements to see her.

    Nicki was scared about something and she’s tripping blaming it on female respect. What a laugh. Rosenberg talked negatively about Starships from the beginning so if she felt Rosenberg disrespected her then she should not have signed on to Summer Jam.

    I would forever be leery of making plans to see Nicki in concert because I don’t have control over what the promoters say. So, if a promoter DISRESPECTS her, she will leave her fans. This is bunch of bull (in my Bernie Mac’s voice.)

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    cOMEaTmEbRO Reply:

    @Sassy, EVERYTHING YOU JUST SAID!!!! >>>>>>>

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Sassy, You just took the words right out my mouth, word 4 word lol!!!!

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  34. Mando

    Dats more dan right al timed nd come on we all come from a woman so show more respect.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Mando, oh plz, it takes a MAN and a WOMAN to reproduce…

    this whole female respect is such a COPOUT…female artists have been disrespected or made fun of since the beginning of times, ie. Lil Kim, Beyonce, Rihanna, Ciara, etc etc etc…but now all of a sudden someone makes a negative remark about Nicki’s music and the world comes to an end…oh GTFOH…this is some drama queen bull-ish…it’s not even that serious…

    i’m sorry but Nicki is not God’s gift to the world and she is no different than any other female rapper or artist in general; she needs to stop bein a sensitive, emo biotch and act like the tough and “can’t nobody hold me down” person that she portrays in her music…

    honestly, she needs to seek a therapist or counseling, and she needs way better artist development because she is constantly digging herself into deep holes and she doesn’t carry herself well as an artist at all imo…

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  35. deano

    WTF. The man who loves to call women, bitches. Really think he should be the last person to say that.

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  37. WednesdayAd

    He’s a joke. I’m glad to see that everyone in here realizes how synthetic he is.

    Not only does he talk about sexually explicit acts in his music, and has multiple baby mommas…everything is about a yellow bone, a thick vs “boney chick” and how a drk skinned grls vajayjay is purple.
    Rappers shouldn’t be treated the same regardless of gender. If you can’t be dissed or take opinions in this sport, then you might as well find a bench

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  38. WednesdayAd

    Nicki REALLY did make it seem like Wayne found out about Rosenberg on his own. Def didn’t mention how she CALLED him. She’s a fraud who just didn’t want to perform…I wonder why.

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  39. WednesdayAd

    Yes music is entertainment but how many songs do you have to make about the same thing before people start to believe that its true/your real feelings.

    I like some of Wayne’s music so I’m not a hater but I respect artists A LOT more when they tlk about REAL LIFE SITUATIONS

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    Darryl M Reply:

    @WednesdayAd, What artist you know speaks about real life situations????

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  40. juhg

    FIRST OF ALL, SHE WAS IN NOOOOOO WAY DISRESPECTED AS A FEMALE, THEY WERE IN NOO WAY SEXIST TOWARDS HER, THEY SIMPLY STATED THEIR OPINIION OF HER SHITTTY DANCE MUSIC WHICH THEY ARE ENTITLED TOO, THEY MAY HAVE DISRESPECTED HER AS AN ARTIST ABOUT TO PERFORM, BUT IN NOOO WAY DID THEY DISRESPCT HER AS A FEMALE, SO WAYNE GET THE FUK,, CUZ YOU SHOULD BE THE LAST TO TALK ABOUT FEMALES BEING DISRESPECTED,, ARE YOU SAYING BECAUSE SHE IS A FEMALE ONE CANNOT STATE THEIR OPINION OF HER MUSIC?? THATS BULLSHIT.. THEY ARE ENTITLED TO THEIR OPINION OF HER MUSIC, THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DISRESPECTING HER AS A FEMALE,, WHO DISRESPECTS WOMEN MORE THAN WAYNE?? HYPOCRITE ASS..

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    Darryl M Reply:

    @juhg, Who disrespects women more than wayne???? Other women….Hypocrite asses

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  41. Shakur

    Bottom Line Wayne looked out for Nicki … Like he said nobody from his team will be disrespected while he is alive on this earth . And I know yall not getting on Wayne about calling females Bitches and etc cause yall do the same thing .

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  42. Chile, please!

    WHO. GIVES. A FUCK?!

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    Tamar Reply:

    @Chile, please!, “not i” said the chicken. “Not I” said the cat. “Not I” said the other animal…

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  43. May

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the structure of your
    blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got
    to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of
    content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or two pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?
    May

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  44. Nasara

    @Yeah, “@cooop, your a dumb fucking piece of shit, wayne doesnt mean what he says in his lyrics you idiot, he just raps random shit, dumbass cunt”

    Do you realize how ignorant and stupid YOU sound? (smh) I suppose “he didn’t mean” his ‘Emmit Till’ reference either, but YOU probably don’t know who he is…Read a book, go to school, get a life. PEACE!

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