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Peter Rosenberg Speaks On The Origin Of Nicki Minaj Feud

Posted By on April 5, 2014

You might remember Peter Rosenberg giving Nicki Minaj major flack for her 2012 hit “Starships“. Rosenberg called the song, “one of the most sellout songs in Hip Hop history”. To clear everything up, the Hot97 radio host recnetly spoked to Radiolab about how the feud really began.

“I thought she was really good, in fact I though she was the total package,” Rosenberg said when recalling the beef. “The year before it all happened, I pulled her aside at Summer Jam [2011] and I said, ’Hey, I think you could be the greatest female artist of all time, the greatest female rapper of all time. And I just want you to know in thinking that, I’m going hold you to a high standard so I probably will say things about you.’”

Rosenberg went on to explain his feelings about Minaj’s “Starships”.

“Starships is a blatant pop song so I didn’t like the song,” he said. “In the moment it felt like, you’re a Hip Hop star, why would you do this? This is not for us. When core Hip Hop artists make pop songs it upsets me because it can be a moment that blurs and messes up Hip Hop.”


Check out the full interview below: