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After Lauryn Hill appeared on stage with Nas at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, rumors began to fly that she was supposed to be Nicki Minaj's surprise guest. Well Ms. Hill decided to let everyone know that was NOT true but she stood by Nicki's decision not to take the stage. Check out her comment:
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