After they put on a scorching "High School" performance at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards two weeks ago, hip-hop royalty Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj brought the heat again, this time to the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday, June 2 for the Hot 97 Summer Jam XX. Wayne and Minaj pumped energy into the annual concert, but they did so separately, having different partners for their performances.
Wayne came out for "Pop That", closing the five-hour music extravaganza along with fellow featured artist on the track Rick Ross, in support of French Montana. Wayne got the biggest welcome from the crowd, who roared in excitement as the rap superstar walked onstage.
Similar to Cash Money records label mate, Minaj also came to surprise the audience, popping up for a performance of "I Luv Dem Strippers" and "Beez in the Trap" with 2 Chainz. Minaj's appearance at this year's Summer Jam finally put to rest the feud she had with the New York radio station's host Peter Rosenberg over her track "Starships", as she practically accepted the radio show host's invitation to come to Summer Jam XX by showing up to the event.
The successful concert was a night of duets and collaborations, with Fabolous bringing out Lil Kim and Mariah Carey singing "#Beautiful" with Miguel. Hip-hop's finest artists also filled up the line-up, with Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky leading the list.
2Chainz feat. Nicki Minaj "I Luv Dem Strippers" and "Beez in the Trap":