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Lauryn Hill DENIES Being Nicki Minaj's Summer Jam "Special Guest", Hits The Stage With Nas

Lauryn Hill made a surprise appearance at Summer Jam 2012 over the weekend. See pics and video inside and find out what L Boogie said about never being scheduled to perform with Nicki Minaj.

While rap icon Lauryn Hill was said to be performing with Nicki Minaj (according to Nicki's tweets( during Summer Jam 2012 before her cancellation, Lauryn actually hit the stage with Nas during his set.  She took the crowd through verses of “Ready or Not," and “Lost Ones” before ending with Nas on “If I Ruled the World.”

And when asked about performing with Nicki....Lauryn was just as surprised as anyone else since she never had plans to do so!  But she did say she respected Nicki's decision to not perform.

She posted to her twitter today, 

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

Nas tweeted a thank you to Lauryn saying, All love baby! Thanks for coming out @MsLaurynHill!!

 

Watch Nas and Lauryn rock the mic below:

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Somebody please help me

Somebody please help me understand what in the world happened to Lauryn Hill?
Anonymous's picture

clearly that thing been a

clearly that thing been a liar from day one about the real age to convo's she had with other rappers..i mean u copy somebody's whole career down to the lyrics u tweaked a lil..but still sitting there like "nuh uhh im original" lmao stop it
Anonymous's picture

LOL to the folks that say BIG

LOL to the folks that say BIG UPS to Nicki.....first of all she was not disrespected as a woman or an artist Rosenburg simply stated that ONE specific song (starship or whatever) was WACK.....think about it (that aint the only song she has thats WACK) so boo hoo he gave his HONEST opinion about ONE SONG, That's life, and being an artist you are going to deal with that at some point in your career. She need to grow up and Young Money need to start making better business decisions. The only ones she proved a point to and disappointed at the same time were her FANS!!! They are the ones that put money in Nicki's pocket....Hell she could have went on stage and start blasting Rosenburg's ass, as long as she performed for her fans nothing else should have mattered.
Anonymous's picture

BULLSHIT... I love Lauryn

BULLSHIT... I love Lauryn Hill.. and while the shit she said is profound.. consider the source.. this from a woman that barely has integrity for herself.. This from a woman... who can't be ON TIME for a show to save her life.. How about respecting the consumer.. the ppl that PAID their money for the TALENT to PERFORM. Are you serious? What Lil Wayne did was immature.. he and his camp could have handled it better. I'm not saying dude didn't disrespect her.. .HELL YEAH he did.. he insulted her right before she was to hit the stage.. but LIL Wayne let his coked up ego get the better of him and now he has to deal with the fall out of his STUPID decision and every man/woman on his camp has to follow suit. I can't blame Nicki for this one b/c SHE'S RIGHT.. Her manangement SAID NO... He's the dude that put her on.. so irregardless of his immature, assinine move, she HAD to obey.. she's caught between a rock and a hard place... Like she said (in another post)... Talk to Wayne? SHIT!.. Lauryn, thanks the performance.. Go sit down and get your shit together..
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Lauryn as Nicki's guest??

Lauryn as Nicki's guest?? BWWAAAHHHAAA. I know Lauryn looks at Nicki like "WTF?" Nicki isn't fit to shine Lauryn's shoes. I wish Lauryn would pull it together, put out a new CD and blow this cartoon character out the water.
Anonymous's picture

TOTALLY AGREE!!!

TOTALLY AGREE!!!
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I WISH SHE COULD JUST PULL

I WISH SHE COULD JUST PULL THAT VOICE TOGETHER PERIOD. ITS BETTER THAN WHAT IT WAS WHEN SHE 1ST CAME BACK BUT NOTHING LIKE THE BEAUTIFUL SINGING VOICE SHE HAD BEFORE THAT SHE COULD FLIP INTO A RAP LIKE A GENIE. HOPEFULLY THE MORE SHE SINGS SHE'LL RETRAIN IT. THE MISEDUCATION OF LAUREN HILL IS STILL ONE OF MY FAVORITE ALBUMS OF ALL TIME...........JENNY JONES!!!
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Love L-Boogie!

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Its great for Wayne to

Its great for Wayne to support Nicki, but not that way. They all should've still did the concert BUT PRIOR TO ANYONE FROM YOUNGMONEY PERFORMING THEY SHOULD'VE ADDRESSED THAT STUPID DJ & HIS COMMENT ON HIS TURF LIVE AT THE SHOW. PUT HIM ON BLAST! Dj's can have opinions, & state them without being ignorant & offensive! AND AS FAR AS FLEX IS CONCERNED HE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF; SOMEONE WHO'S SKILLED IS OVERSHADOWED BY THE CONTEMPT PEOPLE HAVE FOR HIM!! HE'S SO ARROGANT!! PEOPLE DON'T LIKE HIM AT ALL. THEY APPRECIATE HIS SKILLS BUT NOT HIM!! Rosenberg just STUPID! Songs on rotation deal with it!
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OMG I just don't get the

OMG I just don't get the infatuation you people have nicki minaj? she is a 30 year old cartoon character please grow the f*** up and let this woman disappear. I am so sick of hearing about this woman and the people crying over her kill yourself already
REd's picture

Forget Nicki and that hip

Forget Nicki and that hip pop. That L-Boogie performance was the truth!!
AKAtude's picture

I have so much respect for

I have so much respect for Lauryn.
Yas's picture

"the nicki canceling on hot

"the nicki canceling on hot 97 stunt" sounds like a great PR move to me. I believe hot 9 paid cash money to put Nicki's name on the bill just to sale tickets and then pretend that she cancelled due to a DJ comments. If u don't see a lawsuit in the next couple of months this ish was a hoax. A huge concert like summer jam has a legal contract that must be signed and nicki breached their contract over nonsense. Summer Jam is for the kids
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Thats what I said. If young

Thats what I said. If young money decided to cancel a show because a promoter was talking shit, they're gonna go broke from llawsuits and no one will want to hire them. The show went way better without that gremlin
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That was disrespectful to her

That was disrespectful to her fans. I'm sure most of those people were there for her and because one remark about her song she starts crying. She could've came out and asked the fans if they wanted to hear Starships. I'm sure there would've been screaming and she could've said I'm hear for my fans not you and handled it after the show. I'm sure somebody had their Barbie best on for her and were devastated she cancelled. Then had the nerve to pull the race card. Her handler (Wayne) disrespects black women all day and she says nothing so don't complain now. Because whatever color you are has nothing to do with your crappy song that I sadly kinda like.
Anonymous's picture

Thank you for clearing that

Thank you for clearing that up, Lauryn. I knew that you would not stoop to that level. You're a LEGEND and don't need to be introduced by a "gimic"! #REALHipHop
Da_Realist's picture

"the nicki canceling on hot

"the nicki canceling on hot 97 stunt" sounds like a great PR move to me. I believe hot 9 paid cash money to put Nicki's name on the bill just to sale tickets and then pretend that she cancelled due to a DJ comments. If u don't see a lawsuit in the next couple of months this ish was a hoax. A huge concert like summer jam has a legal contract that must be signed and nicki breached their contract over nonsense. Summer Jam is for the kids
WakeUpYbfers's picture

People are so quick to say

People are so quick to say that nicki is a liar when's she's not lauryn hill wasn't her special, guest nas was and his special guest was lauryn hill if you read nicki's tweets you will see that. Nicki also had every right to not perform don't disrespect me or my music and then expect me to perform at your show I think they just used nicki for ticket sales. Everybody wants to debate on what's real hip hop or not hip hop is not what it use to be cuz everybody giving these wack ass rappers a chance, nicki isn't the first street rapper to go commercial so stop frontin half the people that performed at summer jam weren't even real hip hip and he just went at nicki because she was a women I bet he wouldn't have said that shit if it was 2 chainz or wacka flocka get real what the fuck does wack flocka really rap about a bunch of stupid shit, but because nicki is a women he went at her.
Anonymous's picture

She did lie, and Lauryn just

She did lie, and Lauryn just cleared Nicki's lie up in her statement. Can you read? Judging from your grammar, you can't read nor can you write. Or do you just want to follow that cartoon rapper anywhere she takes you? You look stupid right now.
Anonymous's picture

praise the lawd, cause

praise the lawd, cause clearly the bitch dont know what the fuck she talkin bout! Once nicki wasnt gonna perform she put out there that Lauryn Hill, Nas, Cam'ron and Foxy Brown was HER guest!, but as you can she again she lied!!! Lil Kim brought out Missy, and Eve 2 weeks ago! clearly tryin to out do Lil Kim thank gosh it failed
Keshia's picture

People are so quick to say

People are so quick to say that nicki is a liar when's she's not lauryn wasn't her special guest nas was and his special quest lauryn hill if you read nicki'stweets you will see that. Nicki alsO had every right to not perform don't disrespect me or my music and then expect me to perform at your show I think they just used nicki for ticket sales. Everybody wants to debate on what's real hip hop or not, nicki isn't the first street rapper to go commercial so stop frontin half the people that performed at summer jam weren't even real hip hip and he just went at nicki because she was a women I bet he wouldn't have said that shit if it was 2 chainz or wacka flocka cuz but because nicki is a women he went at her.
Anonymous's picture

People are so quick to say

People are so quick to say that nicki is a liar when's she's not lauryn wasn't her special guest nas was and his special quest lauryn hill if you read nicki'stweets you will see that. Nicki alsO had every right to not perform don't disrespect me or my music and then expect me to perform at your show I think they just used nicki for ticket sales. Everybody wants to debate on what's real hip hop or not, nicki isn't the first street rapper to go commercial so stop frontin half the people that performed at summer jam weren't even real hip hip and he just went at nicki because she was a women I bet he wouldn't have said that shit if it was 2 chainz or wacka flocka cuz but because nicki is a women he went at her.
Anonymous's picture

Wow I was wondering when this

Wow I was wondering when this was gonna happen. Nicki Minaj "supposedly" was gonna bring out a star studded cast of emcees, one including the legendary Lauryn Hill, yet low and behold that was not the case. Who knows maybe she was gonna bring out some emcees, but I'm starting to believe it was all hype. Plus who is she to bring out Lauryn Hill anyways? Lauryn was being nice but I'm sure what she meant to say was: "Hell naw, I would never perform with that dumb wanna be white Barbie Bitch!"
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NICKI IS STUPID! ugh smh

NICKI IS STUPID! ugh smh shame
Anonymous's picture

You guys are so pressed here.

You guys are so pressed here. She cleared up an inaccuracy HOWEVER she defended Nicki as well. Reading is fundamental, folks. " 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!!!" I hope the majority of you are comprehending what Lauryn Hill is saying. She's basically saying that Nicki Minaj has every right to artistic expression without being threatened and taunted. She had every right to pull out of a situation that was not conducive to her well being. Nicki was asked to headline the show. Her fan base probably bought the majority of tickets. She was USED in this situation and now she's at fault because SHE was being treated poorly by employees at the station? As black people we barely support our artists. As I said on another site, we yell SELLOUT and tear a black person down who so happens to be expanding his/her empire, yet we don't PURCHASE black R&B/Hip Hop artists albums. Urban artists barely chart as is so you see them crossing over to genres like dance and pop. Crossover audiences BUY music, and for whatever reason black audiences don't support THEIR artist. How can we yell sell out about a black person but yet don't buy black music? Figure that shit out!
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And she looks great! Better

And she looks great! Better tan in the recent past where no one could be sure if she was on her meds or not. She looks healthy and happy... I agree that Rohan messed her up after the Wyclef thing but she'll be OK.
LABoheme's picture

you just lost one......do dat

you just lost one......do dat lauryn....
cj's picture

LOVES IT........OKAY LAURYN

LOVES IT........OKAY LAURYN THE LOOK IS GETTING BETTER NOW ITS TIME TO WORK ON THAT VOICE
Sarah's picture

NIcki is nothing but a

NIcki is nothing but a pathalogical liar. She lied about the beef with Kim, she lied about her "alleged" conversation with Foxy, she lied about her age, she lied about some of her family issues, she lied about getting her ass beat by her undercover homosexual boyfriend Sabrina aka SB, she continues to lie constantly. This is nothing new. She was just using Foxy to be disrespectful against Kim & Foxy was right along with it like a dummy. I wonder when Nicki's "alleged" DL cocaine habit comes out will she lie about that too. This bitch is a fraud & its being proven time & time again. Lauryn would never stoop to NICKI's evil, spiteful level. YMCMB are all going to Hell.
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thank you! lets these hoes

thank you! lets these hoes know
Keshia's picture

Exactly. Guest for Nicki?

Exactly. Guest for Nicki? GTFOH!
LABoheme's picture

This is why I love Lauryn

This is why I love Lauryn Hill .......WISE WORDS!
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What happened to Lauryn's

What happened to Lauryn's voice tho? Still the coldest femcee to date though.
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Anonymous's picture

Lauren is the Truth!!!!!! Def

Lauren is the Truth!!!!!! Def Missed Her
Anonymous's picture

Nicki also lied a while ago

Nicki also lied a while ago when the beef with Kim was at its height.. She said she spoke to Foxy and foxy asked her why does she keep giving Kim props, "kim dont even like you".. And she said that she told Foxy in response that she was going to keep giving props to Kim until she hears something from her. After Nicki said all of that Foxy tweeted that that conversation never happened.. So she made up a whole exchange. Amongst other things. Thats why i thought Foxy was playing herself trying to go out there with Nicki. Nicki dont give a fuck about her or the things she's done.
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Nicki your run is over!!!!

Nicki your run is over!!!!
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Love Lauren. She cleared up

Love Lauren. She cleared up what I was thinking to myself which is y would Be nicki specia Guest lol. I'm very disappointed in nicki. She is a new artist who thinks she is a legend.
Anonymous's picture

i just watched that video and

i just watched that video and gawwwDAMNIT if I don't miss L. Boogie! as for Nicki lying about her being on her 'roster'? what's new?
Anonymous's picture

LOVE Lauryn!!!!!!!

LOVE Lauryn!!!!!!!
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She is certified cray cray

She is certified cray cray but I love Ms. Lauryn..... just a talented woman..but I believe the marley guy fucked up her mental.....
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