By Adrian Prelvukaj
It’s been more than two weeks since the Hot 97 Summer Jam controversy that pitted Nicki Minaj against Peter Rosenberg but the backlash from it has yet to die completely. During a backstage interview at Hot 107.9's Birthday Bash in Atlanta, MTV News caught up with Lil Wayne who emphasized that the situation boiled down to a respect issue, and Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg had a swift response for him.
"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, when or where or how,” Wayne told MTV News.
The message spread quickly and immediately caught the attention of Peter Rosenberg, who delivered a response on his Hot 97 morning radio show. “Lil Wayne thinks that I don’t show respect for women, 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?” he asked. Rosenberg and the Hot 97 crew then went into a frenzy, playing previous tracks from the multiplatinum star's career that were all degrading women.
"Start with straight shots and then pop bottles, pour it on the models, shut up bitch swallow" from the Birdman-assisted “Pop Bottles” gave the crew a good laugh, along with cuts from his Carter IV single “6 Foot, 7 Foot,” where he spits "h--s gon' be h--s." After playing the tracks, Rosenberg added, "Weezy F. - the 'F' doesn't stand for feminist, alright." But the shots didn’t stop there.
The Hot97 host even went so far as to call out Nicki; questioning her own respect towards women by playing a snippet of her single "Stupid Hoe." Rosenberg's bullying came to an end with a direct message to the Young Money camp, "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?" a sarcastic Rosenberg responded with "Oh, that's because then they'd have to hear the truth. And they can't handle the truth."