“L Boogie” was on hand to join Nas during his Hot 97 Summer Jam set Sunday night, performing “If I Ruled The World”. She may have helped saved the show after fellow female emcee Nicki Minaj cancelled last minute after being dissed by the station’s DJ, Peter Rosenberg. Although Hill supports artists taking a stand on not being disrespected she had to clear up a few rumors as to whether she was to perform alongside Minaj. Lauryn Hill tweeted this message,
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
And this is why we love her. So eloquently said.
And here’s Nas and Lauryn Hill’s performance during Sunday night’s festivities. Lauryn also performed a medley of singles from her solo album along with her Fugees days.