Young Money artist Nicki Minaj called into Flex on Monday night to discuss the cancellation of her set at Hot 97's Summer Jam as well as issues with her album sales. Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex had initially vowed to "end" Nicki Minaj's career during his show but stated before she called that he had calmed down considerably.
"I was tight, yesterday. New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, I was in a place. I was seeing a color, a shade of--it was like a combination of burgandy and orange, at the time, if you can visualize that. ... I then calmed down a little bit."
Nicki then called in to discuss some of the inside details about her Summer Jam no-show, stating that her manager was the first person who said she would not be performing.
"Flex. I need you to breathe. You're not even listening and I need you to simma. For three hours, we emailed [Hot 97 manager Ebro Darden], and actually, my manager was the first person to tell me: Yo, you're not going on that stage. Wayne was the second person. For three hours, we could not get a resolution. G. Roberson emailed me, and said: Hey, I need you on the phone. Ebro said 'Let me get to the bottom of this.' You know I love Ebro. After he sent that e-mail, we never heard back. ... Flex...I'm not even going to say what could've happened yesterday, and please don't interrupt. Relax. Relax. This is the real reason why I called you. You said something about my record sales."
Minaj then went off about her record sales and compared them to the artists who performed at Hot 97's Summer Jam, revealing that Eminem was the last rapper to post the types of album sales numbers she's been doing.
"And I want you to pull up your roster from everyone who was performing on your show. My first album sold 375,000 copies in its first week. My first album has gone on to sell 3.5 million records. My second album is at 900,000 worldwide, plus a three million selling single. If you don't know, call Matt Voss at Universal, Flex, do the math, m-a-t-h, that's one-point-two-million on my second album. Even without the single, I've sold. Three. Point. Five. Million. Albums. In Two Years. You know who the last one to do that was, Flex? The person previous to me was Eminem in 2010."