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American Idol Contestants React To Nicki Minaj Criticism

March 28, 2013 01:49 PM by Stephanie Gustafson

Nicki Minaj was a bit harsh during last night’s episode of American Idol, yelling at Burnell Taylor, Lazaro Arbos and Devin Velez to get off the stage. She offered some rather negative feedback to several other contestants as well. Amazingly, the competitors all seem to be mostly okay with Nicki’s judging style.

You’d think a talented singer might be a bit angry after getting yelled at by Nicki Minaj. But if the current batch of American Idol finalists do find the rapper-singer annoying, they manage to keep those opinions hushed up. After all, when approached backstage to dish on Nicki’s frequently negative feedback, the competitiors seemed surprisingly cavalier about constantly having their performances ripped apart.

Devin Velez finds Nicki’s approach to judging amusing, telling E! that, “She was probably upset that she was on time.” Of course, this comment refers to Nicki’s penchant for showing up late to American Idol performances, a habit for which she’s received a fair amount of criticism.

After being yelled off the stage by Nicki, Burnell Taylor admitted that the judge had a point. “I’m gonna tell you this wasn’t our best. We all did bad…It’s a lesson learned.” He also tried to clarify what had looked like an attempt to throw the other members of his trio under the bus, saying that his reaction to the criticism stemmed from a huge sense of disappointment.

Angie Miller didn’t comment on whether she disapproved of Nicki’s harsh judging style, but she did say that it was hard to hear the criticism. “The most hurtful comment was that I wasn’t being me, because I was. I would never go onstage not being me.”

Are Nicki Minaj’s critiques valid? Or is it time for her to back off? Sound off in the comments section below!

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10 Responses to “American Idol Contestants React To Nicki Minaj Criticism”

  1. Sammy D Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I agree with Nicki 100% the contestents need the truth and that is what Nicki is giving them. Angie wasnt herself last night and when the three guys sang shop around my ears began to bleed. I literitly muted it. The other judges sugar coat it and that isnt going to help them in the long run.

  2. Michelle Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    If I had my way Nickie would lrave the show and Idol eould get a person in her seat that would know what they were doing and the inaproperate commerts would be done with she has no good judgement or and comminue sence

  3. Skeeter Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    I feel Nicki Minaj needs to quit being so critical of the singers as a group because they came on the show for their own individuality. How does she think she is an authority on singing as her singing absolutely SUCKS

  4. Steve Says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Nicki needs to be careful how she treats people. What goes around comes around. She needs to understand it is not what you say it’s how you say it. She is hurting the credibility of the other judges by making such inappropriate comments. Extremely uncalled for and totally self serving. Nicki has shown her true colors and I will never watch her or have anything to do with anything she represents.

  5. DeeLee Says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Michelle…you need to learn how to spell before you post comments…

  6. DAT Says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Nikki should tone it down a lot, she is not that great a singer herself and the 5 gils are better than she will ever be.

  7. CARLA Says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    NICKY NEEDS TO GO BACK WHERE SHE CAME FROM. sHE’S RUDE, UGLY TO JUDGEMENTAL. i WOULDN’T HAVE ANYTHING GOOD TO SAY ABOUT HER PERFORMANCES, SHE’S TERRIBLE, CHEAP, TRASHY

  8. CARLA Says:
    March 29th, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    SHE HAS NO ROOM TO JUDGE, WHAT A JOKE, I’VE SEEN HER PERFORM AND IT’S BAD. SHE’S SO UGLY, TRASHY, FILTHY MOUTH, SHE IS OUT OF PLACE WITH AMERICAN IDOL, HER FACES, REACTIONS TO MARIAH. SHE’S SO BENEATH MARIAH AND SHE ROLLS THOSE UGLY EYES WHEN SOMEONE ELSE SPEAKS. SHE RUDE. I HOPE SHE THIS IS THE ONLY YEAR OF HER JUDGING. I BET SHE WON’T BE BACK.

  9. M Paterson Says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 6:10 am

    This gal is what i would call Biatch.!!!..she is on the right show as she soooo likes the sound of her own voice huh ….
    There is an old saying be nice to the people on the way up ..you will meet them on the way down !!.
    Constructive critasism is good ..tearing them apart is not, truly unprofessional in my humble opinion .

  10. Christine Says:
    March 31st, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Nicki needs to be careful how she talk and treats people. She’s cheap, terrible, ugly to judgement.
    She better look at her first before judge people, her singer and her perform very ugly included her face and her body as well.

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