The Hot 97 radio presenter has responded to Lil Wayne’s explanation for pulling Nicki Minaj from Hot 97’s Summer Jam.
Rosenberg took issue with Wayne’s claim that the pull out was due to his respect for women, and his respect for Minaj as a female artist.
Minaj was pulled from the festival after Rosenberg attacked her song, Starships, calling it “bullshit.” Minaj felt disrespected, Weezy claimed, so he took the executive decision to remove her from the list of performing artists, minutes before she was due to appear on stage.
Rosenberg took to the radio to take issue with Wayne’s comments, however, claiming that his comments had nothing to do with disrespecting women, and questioning Lil Wayne’s own dedication to the feminist cause.
“Lil Wayne thinks that I don’t show respect for women?” said Rosenberg. “Wayne is right about something -- women are mothers, are sisters, are daughters. But I have a question: Is me giving my opinion that one song is wack, is that showing a lack of respect for women?”
Rosenberg followed up by picking up on some of Wayne’s more misogynistic lyrics, including 6 Foot, 7 Foot’s, “Hoes gon’ be hoes” line. He also questioned Minaj’s dedication to the feminist cause, referencing her Stupid Hoe release.
Rosenberg added that he would welcome Young Money coming on air to hammer the issue out. "Instead of talking to everyone else about Hot 97, how about...Young Money just come on down and come see us and talk to us?"
- By Fiona Guest