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Nicki Minaj Dishes On Being American Idol’s Most Polarizing Judge

March 28, 2013 07:49 AM by Stephanie Gustafson

Nicki Minaj has been compared to the diva version of Simon Cowell, for the American Idol judge is not afraid to say exactly what she thinks. But according to Nicki, these controversial statements were never intended to cause so much drama.

There’s no doubt that Nicki Minaj is the most controversial member of American Idol’s judging panel this year. The rapper-singer has been nothing but blunt, often angering viewers with her harsh words. On the other hand, many viewers love the sassy attitude Nicki has injected into the show. Yes, some people actually do like Nicki Minaj! It all depends on who you ask.

In a recent press conference, Nicki admitted that she had expected to be a controversial judge from the get-go. Her response when asked to join American Idol’s judging panel? “I felt like, ‘Okay. I know everybody’s just going to hate me,’” But she still said yes, because in the end, she wants to help develop the talents of up-and-coming musicians.

Many of Nicki Minaj’s most polarizing moments weren’t meant to be controversial.  The celeb insists that she’s just being herself. “The way people react to what I say to the contestants, it’s like, that’s really how I act. But people think it’s kind of strange.” Nicki listed her marriage proposal to Kree Harrison as an example, explaining that, while she didn’t think much of it at the time, she now realizes she’s the only judge to ever do this on live TV. But she adds that this really isn’t all that different than how she acts on a daily basis. “I definitely didn’t have a preconceived notion of who I was going to be on that panel. … If I’m polarizing, I’m polarizing.”

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4 Responses to “Nicki Minaj Dishes On Being American Idol’s Most Polarizing Judge”

  1. Stella Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 8:26 am

    I started out thinking Nikki was a bit goofy and self-absorbed, but she has grown on me (and most likely the entire vieweing audience) and now I totally adore her ! She is “right on” in all her critiques! I hope she stays next year. She adds so much charisma and spice to the show. Mariah has to go. She is long-winded and says nothing of any significance !!!!!!!

  2. Reba Warren Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I LOVE NICKI. SHE’S THE JUDGE WHO YOU JUST WAIT TO HEAR FROM. FUNNY…MAKES THE SHOW WORTH WATCHING. KEITH IS EYE CANDY, RANDY HAS BEEN ON THE SHOW TO LONG AND THE SHOW WOULD BE BETTER WITH THESE THREE JUDGES…NICKI, RANDY AND KEITH. I DON’T THINK MIRAH BRINGS ANYTHING TO THE SHOW.

  3. LSN Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Not good for the show. I do not watch anymore.

  4. Cheeka Says:
    March 28th, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Nicki is Nicki at the end of the day she is building a brand an American Idol is another stepping stone to world domination. Why is that show even on. Only my dad and mum watch that show but they are almost 70 so I doubt that is the market you intended to capture. DO YOU BOO!

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