January 17, 2013 08:56 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey took American Idol by storm during last night’s season premiere. We’ve been hearing about the divas’ bickering for months and finally were able to see the claws come out. And joining the massive Idol audience was Nicki herself! The rapper-singer tweeted her thoughts and reactions for the entirety of the premiere episode.
Are you wondering what was going through Nicki Minaj’s head when she watched herself snarking at contestants (and Mariah Carey) from behind the judging panel? Wonder no longer — the new Idol judge typed her reactions for the world to see. Shortly before the show’s premiere began on the West Coast, Nicki tweeted, “Love u barbz!!!! I get to watch Idol in about 15 more mins over here on the West Coast!!!!!”
Nicki Minaj was also quick to warn the world that her fans were ready to take over. “Barbz, our lingo will finally be heard by America!!! HA!” In case you’re not up to date on Nicki Minaj “lingo,” barbz refers to Nicki’s legion of devoted fans. And they were even busier than Nicki during the American Idol premiere!
There was one contestant in particular who caught Nicki’s eye during the auditions…and again during the season premiere: James Rae, aka Asian Bieber. Nicki gave James an online shout-out, tweeting, “Yes, loved my little asian bieber…he was soooo cute. ;p”
After retweeting comments from several followers, Nicki ended her Twitterthon by commenting on another favorite of the first round of auditions: “Turb!!!!!!!!!!!” Turb, short for Turbinator, is an entertaining contestant known for his light-up turban. Nicki Minaj is always a sucker for crazy costuming, so it’s not really surprising that she immediately latched on to this guy.
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