January 18, 2013 03:00 PM by Megan Wilson
Nicki Minaj may have been picked by the producers of American Idol to inject some Simon Cowell-esque pizazz to the show, but based on viewer’s response to the addition, it seems as if they producers have failed…miserably. Fans have been complaining about Minaj from the start of this season, and after the premiere on Wednesday, those remarks escalated to fever pitch.
Nicki Minaj joined American Idol this season along with Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, and returning judge Randy Jackson. Rumors proved true about a spat between Nicki and Mariah, and the whole world has been watching it unfold. Nicki reportedly even threatened to shoot Mariah after one of their verbal spars, and in turn, Mariah upped her security team. While Mariah and Nicki may be playing nice for now, American Idol fans are ready for Nicki to take the exit like so many American Idol hopefuls.
Nicki was worried about how she would be perceived on the show, and it’s proving to be a major issue. Viewers have been tweeting and writing up a storm about Nicki’s performance alongside the other judges:
@LiseMerle: “5 minutes into American Idol and I wish Keith Urban would hit Nicki Minaj. With Mariah Carey. ”
@emdeazyyy: “Nicki Minaj judging American Idol is like Stevie Wonder judging a beauty pageant. okay.”
@divine_l0VA: “It’s official. It’s the last season of American Idol because Nicki Minaj is gonna drive the show right down the drain.”
@smileykyl33: “Why is nicki minaj a host of American idol? Her “singing” is equivalent to a bag of sand.”
A quick search of Twitter uncovers a plethora of disparaging tweets regarding the newest judge. Whether it’s her off-the-beaten-path fashion sense, or her confrontational demeanor, Nicki seems to be left out in the cold when it comes to camaraderie among the judges. Personally, I think this will be the ONLY season Nicki is on American Idol. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!
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