Last night, Hot 97 held their biggest concert event of the year, Summer Jam at Metlife Stadium. The day started off at 2:30 with the Festival Village with performances by Iggy Azalea, Mack Wilds, August Alsina, Childish Gambino, Jhene Aiko, Chinx and Nipsey Hussle.
Sevyn Streeter was the first to hit the main Stadium Stage performing a few of her singles, followed by Troy Ave who hit the Summer Jam Stage for the first time. Action Bronson followed with a strong performance in his house slippers lol. The legendary Roots took the stage next bringing out Yonkers trio The Lox while Ty Dolla Sign jumped on stage to perform ‘Paranoid’ during Trey Songz set. Wiz Khalifa came out with Uncle Snoop Dogg where they performed ‘Young, Wild and Free.’
Nas celebrated 20 years with his album Illmatic XX, performing a slew of his songs, then bringing out Meek Mill and French Montana. Then 50 Cent joined Nas on stage, bringing out Fabolous and reuniting the G-Unit gang to perform a bunch of their hits. Bunji Garlin performed next followed by Nicki Minaj who brought out Soulja Boy, Young Thug, Lil Wayne and Drake for a huge performance. DJ Mustard, YG and Ty Dolla Sign closed out the end of an epic night!
There were a bunch of celebrities spotted backstage at Summer Jam including Busta Rhymes, Khloe Kardashian, Erica Mena, Rihanna, Fat Joe and Yandy Smith.
The drama really went down when 50 Cent got on stage to perform and brought out Fabolous. Slowbucks was with Meek Mill who had just performed with Nas. Well during Fab’s set, 50’s goons beat up and robbed Slow for his chain. There were also reports that Troy Ave slapped a writer form Noisey for a previous article written about him. Wow! It definitely went down on Sunday night.
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