Did Papoose Win By Storming Summer Jam Stage?
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Last night, Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam festival brought out its usual array of hip-hop stars from headliners French Montana and A$AP Rocky to surprise guests ranging from Lil Wayne to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, but one performer who hit the mainstage unexpectedly, was rapper Papoose.
Following Kendrick Lamar, Papoose did an impromptu performance, then quickly ran off. Today, Hot 97’s Program Director Ebro Darden explains that it was not meant to go down like that After the performance, Ebro took to Twitter to share his confusion. “Yo @Papooseonline call in tomorrow.. U thought that was dope?
“U think that helped get ya music hot? Let’s discuss..Send #.” Today, Ebro further explained what happened on Hot 97’s morning show. He accused morning show host and underground rap enthusiast Peter Rosenberg of knowing that the strange cameo was going to happen. “Rosenberg’s is responsible for NONSENSE at Summer Jam!” said Ebro.
Rosenberg shared that Kendrick Lamar’s team told him yesterday that Papoose was going to join his set because the Brooklyn rapper helped out K. Dot back in the day and this was his way of repaying him. Hot 97 wasn’t able to cut off Papoose because he was technically performing during Kendrick’s set.
Was this a smart move by Papoose? The rapper, who has largely been quiet on the music scene for the past seven years, quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. “I run New York,” he simply shared on Instagram.