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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