Yo Gotti, Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross Were Surprise Performers At Hot 97 Hip Hop Concert
Kanye West, Fabolous and 2Chainz were among the surprise performers at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, one of the biggest hip hop concerts in the country.
Although marred by bad weather delays, performance cancellations and a squabble on the concert floor, more than 50,000 fans Sunday were treated to an epic night of music at the MetLife Center in New Jersey, featuring some of the most popular artists in rotation today.
The show is a barometer of sorts for how hot a particular artist is, and featured Bryson Tiller, ASAP Rocky and ASAP Ferg, along with Maino and Uncle Murda, who brought out surprise guest 2Milly for the “Milly Rock.” DJ Khaled brought out crowd favorites Yo Gotti and Rick Ross, and Pusha T and Big Sean’s G.O.O.D. Music set featured Kanye West and 2Chainz.
Here are our top five surprise moments from the show:
Concert officials were forced to postpone Summer Jam’s start from 7 to 9:30 p.m. because of a thunderstorm and torrential rain that passed through the open-air venue. The Summer Jam festival stage – where artists like Justine Skye, Rotimi and Chance The Rapper were set to perform before the big show – was cancelled because of the weather.
Kanye West delivered a surprise performance of “Famous,” with his G.O.OD. Music label mates Pusha T, Big Sean, Travis Scott and Desiigner in tow. “You got Pablo in this mu**a*****r!” Kanye yelled to the crowd.
The rapper was in town to perform at the Governor’s Ball in New York City, but the concert was cancelled Sunday because of the bad weather. Big Sean breezed through “I Don’s F**k With You,” and went back and forth with his mentor Yeezy and Pusha T for “Mercy.” Travis Scott 2Chainz also came out during their set, and performed “Watch Out,” while a hyped Desiigner ended their set with a performance of his single, “Panda.”
Hit the flip for the top surprise moments from the show: