Ouch! Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg Says Nicki Minaj's "Starships" Is One Of The Most Most Sellout Songs In Hip Hop History [Audio]

 

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Nicki Minaj has made it perfectly clear that she is going in more of a pop direction with her career with some of her recent releases. It doesn't seem to be hurting her fanbase, which continues to grow. Fans of her pre-Young Money work probably haven't been thrilled, but the Harajuku Barbie most likely isn't targeting them anyway.

 

On Valentine's Day, Nicki released her latest single "Starships." The RedOne produced song is intended to be a crossover hit for her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.

 

“There was so much love surrounding the making of the song, because RedOne is just so sweet to work with," she told Ryan Seacrest when the song premiered. "He just sent me that one day and he said, ‘Hey, I got something for you!’ I was like ‘You got to be kidding me, right?’ I went to the studio and started writing…scratch that…I didn’t even write the first verse! That was just me mumbling and just saying the first thing that came to my head, and we recorded it, because I just felt…like let’s go to the beach…let’s go get away…It was just so good. It feels good!”

 

Not everyone is feeling good about the song though. New York's outspoken on air personality Peter Rosenberg of Hot 97 thinks the Young Money starlet went too pop and he let his listeners know.

 

"I'm not saying Nicki's not a rapper or she can't rap, because the opposite is true," he said. "By nature she is an incredibly talented rapper. But I am a hip-hop head and to be frank this song right here 'Starships' is literally one of the most sellout songs in hip-hop history."

 

Listen to more of what Peter had to say below.




 

 

 

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Comment by tommy gauthier on February 22, 2012 at 10:47am
If we supported our true hip hop artists the way people support these pop artists, less of em would be less likely to sell out.
Comment by Columbus J on February 22, 2012 at 12:16am
Nothing surprises me anymore.
Comment by Remy Armani on February 21, 2012 at 5:22pm
i agree
Comment by EastHammondBeast219 on February 21, 2012 at 5:06pm
All of YMCMB soldout
Comment by Maya G-Thomas on February 21, 2012 at 2:20pm
i agree! its some katy perry soundin s***!
Comment by JAE on February 21, 2012 at 12:29pm
why hate that she is expanding? thats why she will go down in history for going outside the box. and u people r helping her even if u dont realize it
Comment by Jededia Milachi Lebowitz on February 21, 2012 at 9:28am
lol, she's always been garbage, and her facial expressions are border line retarded, I never knew what people saw in her, her music is complete trash and weird as f***.
Comment by YoungRuff on February 21, 2012 at 9:21am
Pop is where the money is. Lets just be real. White people love spending money on that watered down sunshine and lollipop garbage. Niccaz want that gutta music hard baseline and eargrabbing lyrics. There isn't big money in that. You see them hip hop niccaz on the video but they still broke.
Comment by hOLLANDjUNGLE on February 21, 2012 at 8:35am
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Comment by RoyalChi - You Will Bow To Me!!! on February 21, 2012 at 8:28am
I agree 100%, that's what I've been saying about Nicki! She's an ill MC when she's not reducing herself to all the other buffoonery. Now she's compromising her artistic integrity for a bigger audience & her skills & material is beginning to suffer because of it.



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