Irony? “Females deserve the ultimate respect at all times”: Lil Wayne speaks on Nicki Minaj and Rosenberg incident
Lil Wayne is finally giving his reasons behind pulling Nicki Minaj from the Hot 97′s Summer Jam show.
Wayne went in on Hot 97′s DJ, Peter Rosenberg saying that Nicki was a female and anyone that works in the Young Money Crew deserves respect. When Peter Rosenberg decided to disrespect Nicki as the headlining act, Wayne said his decision was easy to pull her from the show.
“First of all, I approached the situation like this: that’s a female. First and foremost Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believes but I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times. No matter what, when, where or how. So, as soon as she called me and said that she felt disrespected, I just declined everything. I pulled her from the show because first of all no person that works with me will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet. And like I said, she’s a female first and foremost so I expected the red carpet…in her manner the pink carpet to be laid out. It’s just an executive move. No bad feelings, no hard feelings, like I said in my opinion she said she was disrespected, that’s a woman. I feel like a woman should be respected at all times. Therefore I believe that I made the right decision.”
Wayne’s recent statement is receiving alot of back lash, especially from black women because they claim he should be the last one talking about respect when he “insults dark skinned girls” in his songs. Many fans criticize his position because they claim, some, if not all of his lyrics are demeaning to black women.
What these fans fail to put into perspective is the fact that Wayne is an artist and that’s his brand. Is it right? Who knows but some of the same women criticizing him are the very ones buying his music. Do they expect him to sit down and let a DJ disrespect the most famous female MC in his crew, not to mention the world?
Kudos Wayne for speaking up. See his response below