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Nicki Minaj Surprised By American Idol’s Promotion Of Mariah Carey Feud

January 18, 2013 05:00 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Only two episodes into the new season of American Idol and the big question is: has anyone tuned in for the actual singing? Or is this season solely going to focus on the over-hyped skirmish between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey? And longtime fans aren’t the only ones annoyed by the feud’s airtime — Nicki took to Twitter to air her grievances with the show’s current format.

In her short time as American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj has learned a few important lessons. For example: when you get in an all-out fight with your costar and accuse her of being the “f***ing highness,” you can most certainly expect that the explosion will be aired on network television.

When news of Nicki’s rant first broke back in September, we automatically assumed that the moment would be captured early in the upcoming season of American Idol. But apparently, Nicki Minaj still doesn’t really know how the show works, especially in the present age of waning ratings. The overarching rule is, anything and everything capable of gaining publicity will be aired.

Still confused about the reality series’ willingness to show off epic judging battles, Nicki tweeted, “Is Idol really gonna play themselves and show that shit? Smdh. Wow.” For those of you not up on the current Twitter lingo, “smdh” stands for “shaking my damn head.”

Really though, if anyone should be shaking their damn heads, it’s Nicki’s fans and Twitter followers. How has their favorite rapper-singer not realized that her crazy rants are currently Idol’s cash cow? Of course they’ll air them!

Do you agree with Nicki’s insistence that Idol needs to get its act together? Or do you think the best way to fix the show would be to kick the rapper off the judging panel? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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4 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Surprised By American Idol’s Promotion Of Mariah Carey Feud”

  1. see u Says:
    January 18th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Um kick that bitch Nicki off the show! Nasally voice is so annoying and she can’t shut up to let the other judges speak…she is also so jealous of Mariah and disrespectful…she been twitting that it was all Mariah’s fault but now ee can see she’s the instigator…kick her off the show!

  2. Nikki Says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 8:29 am

    Yeh, right! Like she doesn’t already know that this will be aired. Losing ratings fast, idol and they had to come up with a new gimmick. The supposed feud between these two dingbats is the latest.

  3. joy Says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    These two women are bad choices as judges for this show!!! Mariah is showing her true diva stuck up attitude to the world, like she is better than everyone else, I HAVE LOST ALL RESPECT FOR HER!!! Nikki is just ridiculous!!! Poor down to earth and beautiful spirited Keith has to endure that garbage!! They really need to rethink their choices or next year or change them now would be pleasant. It is really going to take away from the show and its contestants if this garbage continues.

  4. Donna Says:
    January 21st, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Kick Nikki off. Can’t stand her voice, her constant yapping, her jealously of Mariah her self indulging attitude. She is taking away from the show and I don’t believe viewers will continue watching because they enjoy hearing/seeing this. The viewers want to see/hear the singers (duh!) What a disappointment.


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