Nicki Minaj Buries Beef with Peter Rosenberg, Returns to Hip-Hop Roots on Third Album

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One year after her infamous blowout with Hot 97, Nicki Minaj came face-to-face with morning host Peter Rosenberg, who caused her to pull out of Summer Jam by dissing her hit “Starships.” The two explained their sides of the story and put their differences aside.

While the Barbz may not forgive him, Nicki has moved on. “It’s cool. It’s water under the bridge,” she told Rosenberg. “It’s so long ago, I can’t even act like I care anymore. I don’t care, I really don’t. I appreciate you guys having me.”

She did admit that she should have still performed at last year’s concert despite the situation. “In hindsight, I should have just did the show because I’ve never allowed anyone—no matter what I’ve gone through personally or professionally—I’ve never allowed that to make me let my fans down,” she said. “In hindsight, I should have just came out ’cause it’s my hometown, especially. They shouldn’t have been brought into whatever we were going through. I wish I would have came out and did the show, and I apologize for not coming out and doing the show ’cause [my fans] had nothing to do with that.”

While she never saw or heard the controversial remark, she did let Rosenberg know how she felt about him. “I never found you funny. I never found you entertaining. I never found you smart. I just found you annoying,” said the New York native. “To me, you don’t have enough of a résumé to make those comments, but you did and it is what it is. For whatever reason, our paths were meant to cross like that, so it’s over.”

Despite her pop success, her next album will be a return to her roots. “If I really wanted to right now, I could go back in and make another pop song like ['Starships'] to sell all this stuff, and I’m choosing not to do it. I’m choosing to get back to my essence and just feed the core hip-hop fan.”

Don’t expect to hear another “Starships” on the album. “I feel like I did it, I don’t need to do it again. I don’t know how I’m gonna feel after the third album, but I know for the third album, I’ve just been getting back to that place where I was right before I dropped my first album, which is kill everything.”

But she has no regrets and is happy with her career choices. “I would do every single thing the same exact way.”

When asked if she is a diva, she responded, “I handle my business and also I speak up for myself. If I was not like this, so many people would have taken advantage of me. … I just dealt with a lot of stuff from guys, and plus my father was so crazy with his alcohol and drug abuse, I just always felt like I’m never gonna let anyone pull me down, make me feel small. I’m never gonna let a man do that.”

Hot 97 program director Ebro extended an invitation for her to come out at this year’s Summer Jam, but she has to check her availability.

She reflected on her experience on “American Idol” and her feud with Mariah Carey. “Now looking back, I can say, ‘Hmm, they’re very calculated. They knew a lot of things, but they gave me a great opportunity.’ … I did have a good time.”

Plus, she spoke about accepting her homosexual fans, her attraction to non-celebrities, and shooting the revenge comedy The Other Woman with Cameron Diaz.

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66 Comments

  1. James

    She finally gave kim some recognition them kim retweeted a tweet saying its too late, wtf kim stop being petty. I like Kim but this is dragged out 2 years too much!

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    2bad2bme Reply:

    @James, she always said she liked kim where the hell have you been

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    Matt Reply:

    @James, She’s always recognized Kim.

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    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @James, Yeah, at this point Kim just being petty. Why even tweet shit? Just leave it alone, damn.

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    xxx Reply:

    It’s hilarious how the Kim fans are saying Nicki is using her for publicity.

    Rosenberg asked Nicki the question. Nicki answered, giving props to Foxy, Missy, Lauryn, Kim, Remy, etc. If Nicki would have excluded Kim, they would’ve said Nicki was failing to pay homage. Now that Nicki’s shown respect to those before her, they’re saying she’s scrambling for press. Nicki can’t win and these Kim fans are trying too hard.

    Where have these people been? With her endorsements, movies, and other projects, Nicki has enough buzz without Lil Kim and anyone who denies that is simply being ignorant.

    Let it go already…

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    efcelewinskee Reply:

    @xxx, You couldn’t have worded this any better! Kim’s a bitter loser.

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    Glamazon Reply:

    @James,
    Right now kim needs nicki so she could squash the beef and make some dope music

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    siptea Reply:

    @James, she would “Pay homages ” infront of the media then trash talk kim at her back. this bitch is faker than 3 dollar bill.

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    3 Reply:

    Oh, you were there when Nicki was supposedly talking behind her back? And you were also with Lil Kim 24/7 to ensure that she didn’t do the same?

    Okay.

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    siptea Reply:

    @3, everyone knows its dumb biatch. excePt you dumb barbs

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    3 Reply:

    That sounds like some solid proof you have there. Case closed.

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    siptea Reply:

    @3, do you damn homework. this fake ho would always do that stunt then throw a subliminal shot to kim right after. watch Playtime is over on youtube.

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    Andy Reply:

    @siptea, I don’t care if Minaj is fake or not, what Kim did was totally lame, she’s trash for me right now. Her fans can say all what they want but she give the “approval” by retweeting that stupid comments. Why Nicki need Kim for publicity right now? I mean, KIM is the one who needs Nicki. Kim’s a has-been, unprofessional, bitter hoe piece of crap.

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    siptea Reply:

    @Andy, and we don’t give a damn what nicki said today. KIM had already embraced nicki way back when they’re making that grindin making money joint and it was nicki who threw all those mud slinging subliminal shot first. and now shes shes saying this? bitch is flip floping. FOH. and where did i said nicki need publicity? you delusional rat.

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    Andy Reply:

    @siptea, don’t be hypocrite. A lot of the krimlins are saying that Nicki did this for promo, how delusional. Kim did nothing for Nicki back then, stop lying. Nicki made Kim relevant in 2010. And that subliminal disses are pure bullshit invented by the krimlins. Nicki was talking in general and about her critics when saying that supposed disses but egocentric Kim though all that raps where aimed at her. She said “I kill a Queen”, did Missy, Lauryn, Latifah, Foxxy or any other female rapper responded to Nicki besides Kim? But whatever, Kim is an immature idiot, can’t expect something better from her fans.

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Andy, Nicki didn’t make Lil Kim relevant in 2010 because Lil Kim was already RELEVANT – Mixtape in 2008, “Dancing With The Stars” in 2009 + “Download” single. Lil Kim was still in the spotlight when Nicki came into the game.

    And you have the nerve to sit here calling someone “immature” while using the term “krimlins”.

    “can’t expect something better from her fans” – I guess you can say the same about Nicki and her fans? YOU BEING THE MAIN EXAMPLE.

  2. 2bad2bme

    I’m glad she is returning to straight hip hop because that last album was just all over the place…she need to give us mixtape Nicki when she first came out

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    The Crowd Updater Reply:

    @2bad2bme, Basically. But she was stuck on getting that POP music money and left hip hop alone for a minute. Im curious to see where she goes with this new album

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    TheTruthSorry Reply:

    @The Crowd Updater, that’s the thing with you people. She had NEVER left HipHop Rosenberg even said it in the interview. Her Starships songs were too big and they over shadowed her other songs on the radio. You obviously didn’t hear the first half of Roman Reloaded if you saying she left HipHop

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    K.I.N.G Reply:

    @The Crowd Updater, she never left. the entire first half of roman reloaded is hip hop and the entire second half is pop. she was tryna please both audiences.

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    channel_PINK Reply:

    @2bad2bme, I don’t see how Hip-Hop fans are complaining about her pop songs when they didn’t buy her rap records? It was a half and half album. I know people who didn’t like the rap and dance records but brought Young Forever and Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn Monroe is her biggest selling song that’s not a single. But back to the album Beez In The Trap was a top 10 hit on the Rap charts so why are they complaining? But she played w. the singles choices. It should have been Beez In The Trap, Starships, Champion, Right By My Side, Then Marilyn Monroe being an international single and Va Va Voom as a radio single.

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  3. Sushi

    YAAAAAAY! Nicki Lewinski, it’s been so long! :3

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    truth(nicki re up FLOOOOOPED LIKE HEL..u mad? BRWAAAHAHAHAHLOLOLOL chile) Reply:

    @Sushi, this bitch soooo fake!!! she done anyway so it dont matter and @sushi u a bitch

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    Sushi Reply:

    @truth(nicki re up FLOOOOOPED LIKE HEL..u mad? BRWAAAHAHAHAHLOLOLOL chile), U mad bro? Nicki’s not done, unless she says she is. 3rd album coming out. Movie with Cameron Diaz. Perfume out. Pepsi deal. Done American Idol. Has her own record label, clothing & wig line. She’s just starting. To be successful, one must be a bitch/asshole to be on top. Haters can criticize, ’cause words won’t stop them from going.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Sushi, don’t forget tons of features this year and new perfume coming soon.

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    Sushi Reply:

    @Andy, OMG. I miss Nicki-Feature :3 It’s like you just know she’s going to kill her verse in that song. She’s like, the rap-Beyonce!

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    Andy Reply:

    @Sushi, YES! Someone ft. Minaj = Minaj killed it.

  4. Yeezus Christ

    starships is one the worst songs i have ever heard horrible song

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    xxx Reply:

    Then you’ve listened to very little music.

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    Barb4ever #TeamMinaj Reply:

    @Yeezus Christ, Go kill yourself if you hate Starships!Starships is one of the best Pop songs!Starships is better than all of Michael Jackson’s songs!

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    Andy Reply:

    @Barb4ever #TeamMinaj, obvious troll is obvious.

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  5. Highasfck

    QUEEN… ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  6. okay!

    People will always hate on Nicki but she does her at the end of the day! Much respect Onika.

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  7. yawn

    too late dick nose hoe!

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  8. yawn

    roman reloaded is stalled at 800k+ in the United States and her singles can barely chart that’s why she is returning back to hip hop.

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    well Reply:

    @yawn, but her most successful songs are pop… okay.

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    channel_PINK Reply:

    @yawn, Boy she don’t need Hip-Hop Starships gave her a record breaking single, 7x Platinum WW. I think Hip-Hop needs her since ya are the one’s complaining.

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  9. yawn

    Remember When Nicki used to wear the same tights for days in a row?

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    Glamazon Reply:

    @yawn, Omg hi,you must know nicki.

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  10. nickiSlaysme_

    Inspiration

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  11. TheTruthSorry

    Kim is so bitter she on twitter retweeting mess. Nicki has never went after Kim in a interview. Only interview was 2010 hot 97 & that’s cause Kim was going at her back to back to back in interviews. Nicki always payed her homage & gave everybody their props. Only times she took shots at Kim was in her MUSIC. that’s what rappers are suppose to do it. It make it fun. It’s called a game for a reason, don’t take it personal. She been saying females get to carried away with the beef. They should never take it outside the music. That’s why it’s called rap battle. Kim just got mad because she seen Nicki getting big and wearing stuff like her, OKAY SHE LOOKED UP TO YOU. But honestly I see foxy & remy in Nicki also. Nic is being way to nice to take back to back shots by Kim. She never tried to make Kim look bad in the media. I would just stop paying homage to the lab rat.

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    Woosah Reply:

    @TheTruthSorry, That’s the sad truth. I don’t know why I keep feeling sorry for Kim when she brings it on her bitter self.

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  12. Wal

    Kim know that without the beef with Nicki she’s inexistant, that’s why she doesn’t want the beef to end and still attack her on twitter. I can’t understand how Kim’s fans can say that Nicki use her name for the press, REALLY ?

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    ree ree Reply:

    @Wal, NO BULLS##T THIS BEEF BEEN OVER NICKI WON LETS MOVE ON!

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  13. ree ree

    MAN F##K LIL KIM ITS NO BEEF LIFE GOES ON NICKI WINNING ITS OVER I MEAN DAMN LETS MOVE ON KIM HAD HER RUN IN THE 90S ITS OVER NICKI HAVING HER RUN NOW THEN SOMEBOODY ELSE WILL COME ROUND BUT ITS LIFE!RICHGANG/TM

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  14. Stop

    Stop using Lil Kim names to get press onikna

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    Queen Nicki Reply:

    @Stop, Dead, how do you use somebody for press who cant get there own press

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Queen Nicki, This alone is Lil Kim’s “press”, her being the main topic of discussion and not Nicki’s music. :)

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    Slayonce Carter Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch, But Nicki wasnt called to talk about her music though? do these bitches even read the post and krim chung lee san name is the bitch that is always getting asked about nicki.and there nerve of people saying nicki is helping female rappers when she is giving fame and attention

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  15. kate

    this fat girl is a joke

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    A Bad Bitch Reply:

    @kate, She’s not fat!

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  17. BEDSTUYFLY

    GREAT INTERVIEW. I HONESTLY LIKE HER A LIL’ BIT MORE NOW, BUT I STILL THINK SHE’S A BITCH.
    AND I’M GLAD SHE SAID SHE WOULD TAKE A LIL’ BREAK TO FOCUS ON NEW MUSIC, BECAUSE HER MOST RECENT ALBUMS WERE CLEARLY RUSHED & 75% GARBAGE.

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    Andy Reply:

    @BEDSTUYFLY, Please don’t use caps when writing comments. When you do that you’re opinion weights the same as a 5 y.o. girl crying for candy. Anyway, I think almost the same. Her album was rushed but not 75% garbage.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Andy,
    kiss my ass… HOW’S THAT?

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  18. nicko

    TEAMMINAAAAAJ !

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  19. QueenBeyonce

    WHY SHOULD KIM UST FOR GIVE NICKI AND WITH KIM BEING KIM SHE WONT I MEAN NICKI YOU DID A ALOT OF BULLSHIT YA WHOLE CAREER, RAPS ARE ABOUT KIM AND BEEN SINCE YOU CAME OUT SMH PEOPLE IS JUST FAKE BUT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE KIM AND NICKI TOGETHER THEY GOT A LOT IN COMMON BUT THEY BOTH JUST NEED TO SAY THEY BOTH WAS WRONG

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    TheTruthSorry Reply:

    @QueenBeyonce, even if Nicki raps always been about Kim (which their not) why Kim had to take it to the media doing interviews about Nicki? Why she just could take shots back through her music? I can answer that, because she knew Nic was getting hot & wanted to use her for publicity. Kim took their beef waaayy to personal Nic kept it straight through the music. These battle rappers on YouTube talk mad mess about each other but will shake hands at the end of the day because its a RAP BATTLE. Nic payed homage said she loved Kim and still does. But if Kim wants to talk about her she will respond through her Music!!

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    QueenBey Reply:

    @TheTruthSorry, Less be forreal hun nicki dissed Kim in her 1st mixtape ok come on and second Ray J started and Kim backed him up because they cool

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    Tbh Reply:

    @QueenBey, That’s a bad excuse. Nicki’s first mixtape came out in what?… 2007-08ish why did it take Kim so many years to respond? Because she waited until Nic was popping …once she could get publicity. Kim not stupid, she said it herself. If she was just taking up for Ray J she could have easily squashed the beef afterward. You don’t let no one start a beef for you. She had to have felt some type of way to let it continue.

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  20. China

    I like pop nicki tho :( she not gonna nake any big hits without songs like super bass and starships

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    opd2 Reply:

    @China, she isn’t going to stop doing pop,she is just going to focus for on hip-hop for the third album..if you like her first album then it,s going to be good for you,because her third album is going to be similar to that.

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    Andy Reply:

    @opd2, and the re-up

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    Andy Reply:

    @China, b!tches want my old sh!t, buy my old albums.

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  21. Tamar-Zair

    When she gives the explanations to things that people have questioned about her, she still doesn’t get respect. You guys are ignorant, lol.

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