Nicki Minaj Denies Having a ‘Worst’ ‘American Idol’ Moment
Regardless of what the public has to say about Nicki Minaj and her ‘American Idol’ hiccups, the ‘High School’ creator says she hasn’t had a single incident that she’d classify as being her “worst” while serving on the show’s judges’ panel.
According to RadarOnline, Minaj was asked about her best and worst moments on the show while on a press conference call last week. Upon hearing the question, the Young Money first lady responded confidently, “My best and worst Idol moments? I don’t have a worst Idol moment. I’ve been spectacular. Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I’ll toot it again!”
The rapper may think she’s doing an amazing job but ‘Idol’ ratings are at their lowest ever and there are quite a few viewers who think she’s had her share of bad moments saying as much on the newly created Facebook page, ‘Ok: Remove Nicki Minaj From American Idol.’
One comment read: “Her arrogance, ignorance, stupid comments that have NOTHING to do with constructive criticism, and the lack of respect the brat displays every week. What a bad choice to replace Jennifer [Lopez].”
According to Perez Hilton, Minaj may not even last another season on the popular show.
“The chances of Nicki returning to the show next season are slim to none, she is such a major headache with her behavior and it’s really taxing on many people with the crew,” said an unnamed source. “So her behavior is wearing thin on many people this season.”
A couple weeks ago she was notably late for a live taping, then there’s the argument that she may be too abrasive with the ‘Idol’ contestants. But to be fair, Simon Cowell — one of the original hosts — was also pretty rough on the hopefuls. Besides, Nicki says that the show’s producers encouraged her to be herself before they began taping.
“I had a lot of anxiety,” she said on the conference call. “I felt like, ‘OK, I know everybody’s just going to hate me.”
“There were moments in the audition process,” she continued, “I would say to the producers, ‘I can’t do this anymore. If everyone is going to give a good critique and I’m going to be the only one being honest, then America is going to hate me. I’m going to be seen as mean.’ And the producers said, ‘Nicki, trust us, America is going to appreciate the honesty.’ And that’s all I had to go on.”
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