Surprise, surprise: Nicki Minaj is upset about someone not “supporting” her movement.
She was a guest on New York City’s Power 105 FM’s Breakfast Club morning show earlier this week and when the hosts didn’t seem completely prepared (or maybe they just didn’t care), Onika gave each of them their own personal tongue lashing. The moments were definitely a bit cringe-worthy and though you’d hope she was just playing around with them, Nicki no longer seems like the “fun” type of woman.
Fussing at DJ Envy for not having the right music:
“Why don’t you have the songs cued up though? I wanna hear ‘High School,’ I wanna hear ‘Hell Yeah,’ I wanna hear ‘I’m Legit,’ I wanna hear ‘Up in Flames.’ Y’all don’t even know these songs. You guys clearly don’t support me, neither does Clue, but that’s neither here nor there. Those are the songs that I would like y’all to play. I don’t understand why I’m coming to radio and y’all don’t even have my songs ready.[...]That’s the main focus of the kid coming to the radio. *banging her fists on the table* When the kid comes to the radio, the kid comes to hear her songs on the radio!…Ya’ll package ride stuff that got a big name on it. It’s other great records on there so let’s go.”
Angela Yee Catches It For Not Having Seen the “Freedom” video:
“How are y’all on radio, especially if you know an artist is about to come up to your show and you know, she just put out a video…what would make you not watch it?…I love you Angela because you and I have always had the best interviews. I don’t know what’s happening now that you are with these boys, but when you and I used to do interviews on your other show (Lip Service), you knew everything. Y’all either want to discuss something personal, or not discuss anything that I’m here to talk about. How do you not watch a video of an artist that’s coming on your show? Of the single?[...]It’s fake and y’all not prepared. If you’re gonna support me then you’re gonna watch stuff and prepare yourself and ask me relevant questions to what I’m promoting right now.”
In here defense, it would seem that Nicki has a point. First, all three hosts (it appears Charlemagne went unscathed during this interview) are seasoned radio hosts and should know that even if they don’t watch the video or listen to the music personally, interns and assistants should be able to relay everything that happened so the hosts wouldn’t get “caught out there.” Nicki has always come across as a person who needs to be coddled and told that the person likes her work so her annoyance should have come as no surprise. However, it isn’t always about what you say but rather, how you say it.
Perhaps Nicki hadn’t eaten breakfast and that’s what made her a little more crabby.
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for more excerpts, including what she had to say about American Idol
, and the full video interview.