Nas weighs in on the recent Nicki Minaj controversy and talks about getting Lauryn Hill to come out for Hot 97's Summer Jam.
On if he stands by Nicki Minaj's decision not to perform:
"[YMCMB's] situation was different than mine and Iâm not clear on all of it, but ofÂ courseÂ when it happened with me years ago, it was based on the Jay-Z drama and a whole bunch of other stuff. Her situation is based on something different between her and her camp. Eventually I got cool with Hot 97 and they got cool with me. Itâs one hip-hop family, and thatâs how it should be at the end of the day."
On if he spoke to Nicki about the event:
"I think it was just really messy. When youâre in the heat of that moment, no one has time to inform anybody, but we spoke after briefly and it seemed like it was a crazy situation for her to handle. When put in that position, itâs no easy thing and IÂ guessÂ I was in support of her, in support of Hot 97. Iâve been there before, so at the end of the day, it could be fixed. Itâs one hip-hop family, letâs unify it."
On getting Lauryn Hill to come out:
"Nicki had asked me to come out during her set and so I figured that would be a great way to go into myÂ show. I only wanted to bring out Lauryn during my set, so she was with it. Thatâs my sister."