(Photos) Seen & Heard At #SummerJamXX: Tales From Behind The Scenes!

Summer Jam XX

Hot 97 celebrated 20 years of their annual Summer Jam concert last night and, as always, the show was INSANE! 55,000 people were in attendance at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium, not to mention the TONS of people around the world that tuned in via the live stream. Of course I was there floating around backstage for the night, and I caught a lot of moments that went on behind the scenes! Check out some of my pics (mixed in with others’) in the gallery, and get all the tea below!

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Lil Kim Doesn’t Seem To Believe Nicki Minaj

Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj in 2008

Earlier this week, Nicki Minaj stopped by Hot 97 to squash the almost year-old issue she had with morning show host Peter Rosenberg. After the pair ironed out the beef, the sit-down became an interview, with Nicki discussing new music, the film she’s working on…and who her favorite female MC’s are. Despite their long-standing feud, Nicki named Lil Kim as one of her favorites (along with Foxy, Remy Ma, Lauryn Hill and Missy), but apparently Lil Kim and her loyal fans aren’t believing her. Kim RT’d a few of her followers that said they think Nicki is full of it and “just using Kim for press,” but my question is…how is she lying? Nicki has ALWAYS stated that Kim was one of her biggest influencers and favorite artists growing up, and you can’t change the past in spite of current issues! Even when I interviewed Nicki way back in 09, she cited the very same ladies as her influences. It would be dope if these ladies could just put the issue behind them now. Seems Nicki is past it, and hopefully Kim is too! I can’t see them making music together any time soon, but being cordial would be a cool start! What do you think?

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Hmm…Did Rihanna Throw Another Shot At Amanda Bynes, Or Is This A Co-Sign?

Amanda Bynes & Rihanna back in the day

The latest in the wacky world of Amanda Bynes is POSSIBLY settling the beef that she created with Rihanna earlier this week. In one of her many infamous Twitter rants, Amanda had called out the Bajan beauty (completely unprovoked), saying Chris Brown had beat her because she’s ugly and a slew of other horrible comments. Rih quickly shot back with a subtweet, saying, “You see what happens when they cancel Intervention?” Amanda then backtracked, saying her followers had created fake tweets and that she loves Rihanna and they’ll probably be in a video together one day. (Right, LOL…) No reply on Rih’s end from there, so last night, Amanda tried again. The troubled actress took to her Twitter account to share what she says is a mocked-up image of her and Rih (though it looks pretty real to me, but whatever), saying she loves Rihanna and that she’s a beauty. She then followed up with a tweet about herself, which Rihanna RT’d. But question is, did Rih RT it to poke fun at Amanda, or to co-sign her/show love? Check it out in the gallery and let us know your thoughts!

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(Video) Nicki Minaj Comes Face-To-Face With Peter Rosenberg On Hot 97 For The First Time Since Their Beef

Nicki Minaj x Peter Rosenberg

It was the beef heard ’round the world last June, when Nicki Minaj’s appearance at Summer Jam 2012 was over before it even started, after she took offense to a comment about her single “Starships” made by morning show host, Peter Rosenberg. Nicki hasn’t been on good terms since with Hot 97…the station that she grew up listening to…but today, they finally put the water under the bridge. After Hot 97 PD/morning show co-host Ebro got word that Nicki was in town, he sent out the bat signal (aka, tweeted her) and told her to come through the show. Nick decided to take him up on his offer, and this morning, came face-to-face with Rosenberg for the first time since the beef started. Watch below as the pair make amends, Nicki explains why she was so bothered, talks her new movie role, her upcoming album (which she says will be all rap like her mixtape days…the Barb in me is jumping for joy!) and more.

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Despite Him Threatening To “Slap The Sh*t Out Her,” Katy Perry Apologizes To & Praises Chief Keef

Katy Perry

THIS is that ish I don’t like. Here’s the deal. Earlier this week, Katy Perry was in the car and heard Chief Keef’s song, “Hate Being Sober.” She had no idea who the artist was, but took to Twitter just to say the content of the song disappointed her. (And rightfully so…) The next day, Keef caught wind of the “diss,” and true to his usual form, went off. He mentioned that he’d “slap the sh*t out her,” amongst other things, and also promised to soon drop what’s likely to be a diss track, appropriately titled “Katy Perry.” Just a little while ago, Katy must have either checked her mentions or got word from someone more in-the-know on her team, and took to her account to both issue an apology and give the Chicago rapper props. Ugh! He doesn’t deserve any of that! Check out what she said in the gallery. Let’s see if he replies this time!

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(Video) Problem Talks Girls, Music, Upcoming Projects & More

Problem x Marisa Mendez

Problem is making quite a name for himself in the rap game, having amassed collaborations with big names like Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and more in recent months. Having nabbed not one but two spots on the #FunkFlexMixtape, Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?, (“Let The Blunt Go” with Chris Brown and “All I See,”) I wanted to sit down for a chat with the Germany-born, California raised MC while he was in town for his very first show in the Big Apple. Get to know Problem a little better below.

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(Photos) The Best Drake Memes Of That Crazy Outfit! [And The Origin Of The Photo]

The original photo

Last night, Instagram was going CRAZY with Photoshopped photos of Drake…and it was hilarious! The picture of Drake is from the set of “No New Friends,” a recent video shoot with DJ Khaled and Rick Ross. The reason the photo is so funny is because Drizzy is dressed like he’s straight out of the 90′s…Dada and Timberland…and his pose makes it all the more better. Since the original photo surfaced last week some time, people have been super-imposing Drake into various funny photos, but last night, people took it to the next level. Blame it on Sunday boredom! Check out some of my favorite ones in the gallery!

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The Latest In The Chris Brown x Rihanna Saga!

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Rihanna and Chris Brown just can’t seem to get it right. The pair haven’t exactly had smooth sailing since their reunion of sorts in 2012, and the waves continue to roll as they make their way through 2013. Though the root issue isn’t quite known right now, Chris and Rihanna seem to be having a bit of a social network war at the moment, beginning with Rihanna’s decision to follow her former flame…and Chris’ arch nemesis…Drake on Instagram. Now could this be the reason behind her and Chris’ issues? Perhaps, but it’s more than likely in retaliation to whatever bigger issue occurred behind closed doors. It’s definitely a major slap in the face to Chris, who was just dissed left and right by Drake during a very recent radio interview in NYC. To get back at Rih, he decided to unfollow her on Twitter (though she’s still following him.) Not to be one-upped, Rihanna went to the club that same night, and was photographed getting kissy-faced with a mystery man…a very good looking one, at that.

Their ages absolutely play a factor in this, as Chris and Rihanna are 23 and 25 respectively, so perhaps the pair just need to relax for a while and focus on their lives being single. The fact Rihanna has tour dates across the world that extend through the summer, combined with the fact Chris has a new album dropping in July (which means major promo and touring

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IFWT Wishes Melissa Joan Hart A Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday, Melissa!

You guys know I loveee me some Melissa Joan Hart! Even why I named my section on IFWT after her first show! LOL! Happy birthday, girl! We wish you many more!

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(Photos) Rihanna vs. Ciara, Round 1 Zillion…This Time It Gets Extra Shady!

Rihanna & Ciara

Where are we in the Rihanna vs. Ciara debacle? I’ll break it down. This feud stems from early 2011, when Ciara made a comment about Rihanna’s style on an episode of Fashion Police. This led to a brief Twitter war, but the ladies later patched it up. Seemingly out of nowhere, Rihanna brought it back up last month in a photo she posted on Instagram. It left room for interpretation, though, and Ciara didn’t think much of it. After a while, it DID seem to look like it was shade thrown, so Ci sort of addressed it during a radio interview. A month later, she spoke on it again, and Rihanna responded via a funny Instagram comment. That brings us to now. Get the update below!

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