Mon 4 Jun 2012
(Nas and Lauryn Hill performing “If I Ruled The World” at Summer Jam 2012)
As we patiently wait for Flex and Nicki Minaj to address the Barbz no-show at last night’s Summer Jam concert, take in another highlight from the show. Though there were plenty of disappointed fans sulking around the Meadowlands stadium last night, Nas and Lauryn Hill did their best to help the stadium ‘turn up’ a few notches. Mr. Jones got it started with an unannounced appearance but really got it crackin’ when he called L-Boogs to the stage. Our man behind the lens, Brook Bobbins, was there to capture the magical moments.
Check out more video and photos from Nas and Lauryn’s set after the jump…
(Nas brings out Lauryn Hill to the Fugees’ classsic, “Ready or Not”)
Shot by Brook Bobbins
Ms. Hill also addressed the situation earlier this afternoon.
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