Summer Jam 2014: Photos of Nicki Minaj, Drake, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and more

Hip-hop took center stage as the genre’s finest rocked the mikes at MetLife Stadium

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Nicki Minaj performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Drake performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Music fans enjoy the festivities during Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014.
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Lil Wayne performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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T.I. and Troy Ave perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Trey Songz performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Snoop Dogg performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Music fans enjoy the festivities during Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014.
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Nas and 50 Cent perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Wiz Khalifa performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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The Roots perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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French Montana performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nicki Minaj performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nas performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Music fans enjoy the festivities during Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014.
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Lil Wayne performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Trey Songz performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nicki Minaj performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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50 Cent performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Drake performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Meek Mill performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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50 Cent performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Dres of Black Sheep performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Wiz Khalifa performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nicki Minaj performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Music fans enjoy the festivities during Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014.
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Action Bronson performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Lil Wayne and Drake perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nas performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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The Roots perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Paloma Ford performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Lil Wayne performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Lloyd Banks performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Ty Dolla $ign performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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50 Cent performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Music fans enjoy the festivities during Summer Jam 2014 at MetLife Stadium on June 1, 2014.
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Trey Songz performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nicki Minaj performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nas performs at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
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Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne perform at Summer Jam 2014 on June 1, 2014.
Thousands of hip-hop enthusiasts packed MetLife Stadium on Sunday for the 21st annual Hot 97 Summer Jam. Up-and-comers Childish Gambino and Iggy Azalea entertained early-arriving festivalgoers outside the stadium, before the heavy hitters took the main stage in the evening. The bill's list of official acts included Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Trey Songz and the Roots, though they brought with them a full entourage’s worth of guest stars: Drake, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, T.I., French Montana, Meek Mill and the G-Unit. The relentless energy onstage, combined with perfect early June weather, had the boisterous crowd on their feet dancing till the lights went out.

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