Summer Jam XX Highlights

Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Lil Kim surprised crowd.

Barbie Banter - Nicki Minaj ripped through her Hot 97 Summer Jam set, one year after she was a no-show over a rift with the station. Minaj and Hot 97 mended their relationship, and not a moment too soon. The Big Apple native truly shines on her homecourt.  

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Nicki Minaj  - Hot 97's 2013 Summer Jam XX was undoubtedly the place to be last night for music lovers. After skipping out on her performance at last year's SJ concert due to a few controversial remarks by the station's on-air personality Peter Rosenberg, Nicki Minaj make good this year coming out as 2 Chainz's surprise guest, performing "I Luv Dem Strippers" and "Beez in the Trap." (Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

"#Beautiful," Featuring Miguel - Although this single was released almost a year ago in the spring of 2013, it never gets old. Miguel and Mariah pair up nicely on the uplifting song, and it fits right in with the rest of the summer vibes on the album.(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Miguel and Mariah Carey - Grammy Award-winning R&B crooner Miguel brought out iconic songbird Mariah Carey to help him serenade the crowd with their hit single "Beautiful."(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

J.Cole - Born sinner J.Cole was also in attendance as one of Miguel's special surprise guests. The winning pair performed their latest collaboration, "Power Trip."(Photo: Courtesy of Hot97.com)

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J.Cole - Born sinner J.Cole was also in attendance as one of Miguel's special surprise guests. The winning pair performed their latest collaboration, "Power Trip."(Photo: Courtesy of Hot97.com)

Wale and Meek Mill - MMG rappers Wale and Meek Mill enjoy a quick moment of solace backstage before setting the SJ stage ablaze ? Maybach Music style. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Wale and Meek Mill - MMG rappers Wale and Meek Mill enjoy a quick moment of solace backstage before setting the SJ stage ablaze — Maybach Music style. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Chris Brown - Chris Brown also gave a memorable performance, going through hits like "Beautiful People" and "Fine China." C. Breezy also brought fellow headliner Fabolous to perform the smash "Ready."(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Chris Brown - Chris Brown also gave a memorable performance, going through hits like "Beautiful People" and "Fine China." C. Breezy also brought fellow headliner Fabolous to perform the smash "Ready."(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Pusha T - Pusha T was in the house to rep for his G.O.O.D. Music family. The "Numbers on the Board" came out during Fabolous's set to perform the street anthem "Life's So Exciting."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Pusha T - Pusha T was in the house to rep for his G.O.O.D. Music family. The "Numbers on the Board" came out during Fabolous's set to perform the street anthem "Life's So Exciting."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Lil' Kim - Repping hard for Brooklyn, Queen Bee Lil' Kim made a special cameo performance that sent the Metlife Stadium into a frenzy during Fabolous' set. /Getty Images)

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Lil' Kim - Repping hard for Brooklyn, Queen Bee Lil' Kim made a special cameo performance that sent the Metlife Stadium into a frenzy during Fabolous' set. /Getty Images)

A$AP Rocky  - Arriving fashionably late, Harlem MC A$AP Rocky put on for his city. The "Pe$o" rapper went through his catalog of hits including "F------ Problems" with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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A$AP Rocky  - Arriving fashionably late, Harlem MC A$AP Rocky put on for his city. The "Pe$o" rapper went through his catalog of hits including "F------ Problems" with 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony  - Special surprise guest Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came out to support A$AP Rocky. The legendary group performed their classic hit "Thuggish Ruggish Bone." (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony  - Special surprise guest Bone Thugs-N-Harmony came out to support A$AP Rocky. The legendary group performed their classic hit "Thuggish Ruggish Bone." (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Trinidad James and A$AP Ferg - Trinidad James and A$AP Ferg also hit the stage during A$AP Rocky's set to perform the "Work" remix with ScHoolBoy Q. (Photos: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Trinidad James and A$AP Ferg - Trinidad James and A$AP Ferg also hit the stage during A$AP Rocky's set to perform the "Work" remix with ScHoolBoy Q. (Photos: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Wut We Doin'? – June 2, 2013 - "R.I.P. to the muthaf------ stage," 2 Chainz proclaimed during his set at the 20th anniversary of Hot 97's Summer Jam. The crowd roared as he worked through hits like "Mercy," "Crack" and "I'm Different," and went wild when he brought out Nicki Minaj, who famously walked away from Summer Jam 2012. Smartly, he used the moment to premiere a brand new song, "Feds Watching."(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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2 Chainz - ATL's own 2 Chainz had arguably one of the most energetic sets of the evening. The "No Lie" rapper certainly did not disappoint, as he brought out Nicki Minaj, and debuted his new single "Feds Watching." The Def Jam rapper also announced the release date of his sophomore album: September 9.(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Kendrick Lamar - Headliner Kendrick Lamar hit the stage to perform hits like "Money Trees" and "Don't Kill My Vibe." K-Dot also brought fellow Black Hippy Crew members ? Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolBoy Q, who helped keep things rocking with the crowd favorite "mAAd City."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Kendrick Lamar - Headliner Kendrick Lamar hit the stage to perform hits like "Money Trees" and "Don't Kill My Vibe." K-Dot also brought fellow Black Hippy Crew members — Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolBoy Q, who helped keep things rocking with the crowd favorite "mAAd City."(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Wu-Tang Clan - SJ attendees learned that Wu-Tang Clan still ain't nothin' to f--wit'. Here, founding member RZA poses for a quick pic backstage just before him and all of his Clan brothers rocked the crowd with an electrifying set. RIP ODB.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

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Wu-Tang Clan - SJ attendees learned that Wu-Tang Clan still ain't nothin' to f--wit'. Here, founding member RZA poses for a quick pic backstage just before him and all of his Clan brothers rocked the crowd with an electrifying set. RIP ODB.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)

Three's Company - Kendrick Lamar isn't the only frontrunner in the rhyme race. Rap's rulers have several different faces. Three of the game's most popular — Lil Wayne, French Montana and Rick Ross — teamed up at this year's Hot 97 Summer Jam.

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French Montana x Rick Ross x Lil Wayne - Bad Boy/Maybach Music maker French Montana closed the show in classic style. The BX MC brought out Lil Wayne and Rick Ross to perform his inescapable smash "Pop That" from his debut album, Excuse My French.(Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage/Getty Images)