Cold Shoulder: When Musicians Participate in Boycotts

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Nas Boycotts Hot 97

Hip hop great Nas boycotted Hot 97's Summer Jam in 2002 after being declined when he asked to perform a Jay-Z diss. After declaring that he "wouldn't sell out," he decided that he would not attend the concert. The Queens MC made his return to the Summer Jam stage 10 years later.

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