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Nicki Minaj: ‘I Just Found You Annoying,’ Upon Making Peace with Hot 97’s Rosenberg

Nicki and RosenbergBy JERRY BARMASH
(@jerrybarmash)

It was 51 weeks in the making, but there is happiness in the Hip Hop world!

The long weekend ended with listeners getting ice water splashed in their faces as rapping superstar Nicki Minaj was an in-studio guest this morning on Hot 97.

Minaj buried the hatchet with morning co-host Peter Rosenberg. At issue, Rosenberg (left) took offense with Minaj at last year’s Summer Jam concert for her choice of pop hit Starships.

The interview (see video below) was brokered by program director Ebro Darden.

“This is on you, sir, where would you like this interview to go?” he asked at the outset.

Rosenberg admitted he was excited to reconnect with Minaj, adding that he’s become linked with the star since the controversy.

“I wonder if Nicki knows that she has come up in my life every day for 350 days,” Rosenberg said.

Rosenberg, looking directly at Minaj said his feelings for Starships, which was played at his September wedding, hadn’t changed.

“I was bummed out that it took the life that it took,” Rosenberg said. “…I’m sorry that things went as left as they did. I never had ill-feelings about you as a human being.”

After Rosenberg’s apology, Minaj countered.

“It’s cool. It’s water under the bridge,” Minaj said. “It’s so long ago, I can’t even act like I care anymore.”

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Weekly Ratings Win for 60 Minutes ; Dancing is 2nd

220px-60_MinutesBy JERRY BARMASH (@jerrybarmash)

Dancing With The Stars won the weekly battle with American Idol. But the original “reality TV,” 60 Minutes, won the week. The Nielsen ratings for the week ending May 5 show the CBS news magazine garnered an estimated 1.1 million ratings and a 5.6.

Dancing took second best with 1 million WABC viewers and a 5.5 rating. The results show landed in a tie for number six (891,000/4.5) with NBC’s The Voice (880,000/4.5). The Voice ranked tenth (804,000/4.1).

The struggles of Idol are highlighted again with eighth- and ninth-place results. The Fox singing showcase averaged 850,000 WNYW viewers and a 4.3 rating.

CBS’ drama NCIS was third for the week with 974,000 viewers and a 5.0.

The Big Bang Theory was fourth (951,000/4.8), while Modern Family notched 900,000 WABC viewers in fifth place.

More from the ratings after the jump

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