Hot 97 Summer Jam Photo Recap

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The Roots brought out the Lox. 50 Cent reunited G-Unit. Nas brought out Meek Mill and French Montana. MetLife Stadium didn't empty during Trey Songz set. Summer Jam is always packed full of surprises, and 2014's was no exception. And the biggest by far was just how dominant Nicki Minaj was. She put it down. No 50-person onstage entourage. No goofy wigs or characters. She simply put on a rap clinic, and it was a sight to behold. Best of the day by a mile. Let's recap the day through photos. (Courtesy of Hot 97.)

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Iggy Azalea took the Festival day Stage. It was just as we expected: stiff, and over-rehearsed. More this, less this, basically.

During a post-performance interview, we learned Jhene Aiko has an alter ego she calls Jhennessy that she turns to in moments of self doubt. She named it after her "favorite drink," naturally. During the same interview, Ms. Info said she's enamored of Aiko's zen stage presence and her remarkable ability to make people feel relaxed. We felt that. Her set almost put us to sleep.

Wiz Khalifa brought out Snoop Dogg. They rapped a lot about weed.

And Wiz took his shirt off.

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