Nicki Minaj advised fans that Lauryn Hill would be one of several guest who would join her on stage during her “Epic” Summer Jam performance on Sunday night. Unfortunately Nicki never made it on stage.
Lauryn did perform and took to Twitter today to clear up any confusion:
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
Nicki replied with the following tweets
Thank u Lauryn. Nas was coming out on my set, u were coming out 2 perform w/him. That was within my set that was going 2 continue w/foxy.
Coming from Lauryn it means the world. No one deserves this treatment. We’re all out here working. Have respect for your guests.
Nas expressed his thanks to Lauryn, All love baby! Thanks for coming out @MsLaurynHill!!
Check them rockin da mic below: