Minaj had reservations about joining 'American Idol'
New judge worried that she would become 'too famous'
New "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj has confessed she was afraid of becoming "too famous" if she signed on to the panel for the singing competition. The "Starships" hitmaker joined fellow new judges Mariah Carey and Keith Urban last year as they traveled across the U.S. to find the next big superstar. But now Minaj admits she had reservations about joining the TV talent show.
She tells the Hollywood Reporter that, as an artist signed with Cash Money Records -- one of rap music's most successful labels -- she was afraid of losing her cred with hip-hop fans. Minaj expains, "(It's) a judgmental culture in hip-hop ... Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it's almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I'm still surprised that I decided to do it."
But after lengthy talks with her family, friends and colleagues, Minaj eventually agreed to join the show. And executive producer Ken Warwick insists she made the right decision. He says, "The perception of Nicki is unfair, really. Everyone thought she was just a daft, half-educated rapper. But she has got a heart, and it's starting to show, along with her intelligence, which threw some of us as well, and her eloquence and her grasp of what's going on. I think she'll surprise a lot of people." The 12th season of "American Idol" premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
"American Idol" returns Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
another ONE AND DONE judge.
lets add ITS ABOUT THE JUDGES, NOT THE CONTESTANTS.
Ugh I can’t stand that woman!! What an ego. I don’t even know where her ego came from! She looks like a donkey, and has no talent to boot. Just the mere fact that she is going to be on American Idol makes me not want to watch this season. If she had actual talent, she wouldn’t need all the gimmicky clown hair and makeup. People compare her to Lady GaGa, but to me the two are worlds apart. GaGa wears crazy costumes to project her own personality…a “don’t be afraid of who you are persona…be you, and f-anyone who judges you for it.” But Manaj just paints herself up in hideous makeup and wigs to call attention to herself, and over-ride her lack of singing skills.
Too famous? Really, she thinks she'll become too famous? On what planet?
She is and will always be a talentless, classless skank.