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Nicki Minaj Loves Herself On ‘American Idol’, But Producers Can’t Say The Same

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Nicki Minaj has made it clear that she loves being on American Idol because she thinks she’s good entertainment, and I have to agree. Unfortunately, the producers of the show aren’t such big fans and apparently won’t be bringing her back for another season (because yes, this awful show that’s long past its sell-by date will most likely have another season).

From Hollywood Life:

Nicki may be looked at as a very unique addition to American Idol, but her act is wearing thin with the powers that be, as sources close to the show tell exclusively, “The chances of Nicki returning to the show next season are slim to none, she is such a major headache with her behavior and it’s really taxing on many people with the crew. So her behavior is wearing thin on many people this season.”

That may be true, but Nicki has said herself that she’d never pre-commit herself to a second season on the show and wanted to see how things went. Idol is a sinking ship and has been for years, regardless of the fact that they managed to wrangle Nicki and Mariah, so chances are, both of them might call curtains on this whole thing at the end of this season. Then again, I suppose threatening to shoot your co-workers and firing your entire style team is generally frowned upon in a professional environment.

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Nicki Minaj Loves Nicki Minaj On American Idol

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Nicki Minaj thinks no one is as great as Nicki Minaj. She’s like the Gaston of the American Idol Judges panel. Behold her wisdom. From Us Weekly,

“My best and worst Idol moments? I don’t have a worst Idol moment,” the 30-year-old rapper said. “I’ve been spectacular. Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I’ll toot it again!”

I appreciate the honesty. I like to look into the mirror sometimes and make faces of mock surprise, like I’m nominated for an award I never thought I’d win.

Minaj, who showed up 13 minutes late for the first live show of season 12, explained that she’s stayed true to herself since auditions began in September 2012. She also acknowledged that her candid commentary doesn’t always sit well with contestants, viewers or even her fellow judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

“I didn’t know what to expect going in to the show. I was so nervous. I had a lot of anxiety. I felt like, ‘Okay, I know everybody’s just going to hate me,’” she recalled. “There were moments in the audition process that I would say to the producers, ‘I can’t do this anymore. If everyone is going to give a good critique and I’m going to be the only one being honest, then America is going to hate me. I’m going to be seen as mean.’ And the producers said, ‘Nicki, trust us, America is going to appreciate the honesty.‘ And that’s all I had to go on.”

Her honesty is definitely entertaining. And at least she can be somewhat honest with herself and realize when it’s time to get a new stylist.

“When I’m laughing on the show, I’m genuinely laughing. I can’t come up there and pretend. I just can’t do it. I can’t be someone I’m not. I can’t sit there with a phony smile on my face; I can’t do it. I’m happy that people are responding well to it. I mean, if I’m polarizing, I’m polarizing! I don’t know. But I definitely didn’t have a preconceived notion of who I was going to be on that panel.

When asked if she’d return for the FOX show’s thirteenth season, the “Pound the Alarm” rapper refused to give a direct answer. “I like to save the mystery and the drama. I never give that away, but you know what? I always say this — and I mean this from the bottom of my heart — the people behind the scenes at Idol have been a dream to work with and I really, really honestly mean that. [FOX exec] Mike Darnell took a chance on me. Nobody else understood it. They were like, ‘Nicki who?’ and he took a chance on me. He believed in me. His daughter and his wife believed in me, and so I’m just super grateful to have been given the opportunity.

I like when people can acknowledge that they were lucky to get a job, that they didn’t just slide into it.

Have you been watching? What do you think of Miss Minaj?

Nicki Minaj Is Wearing a Bikini Again and Wants You To See

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Nicki Minaj recently fired her entire style team in an effort to be taken more seriously as an artist, and since she’s turned over that new leaf, the first move in her career as totally legit musician is to post four photos of herself in a barely-there bikini on her Twitter page for all her Barbz to see. Because nothing says “take me seriously” like showing a little T&A, am I right?

The shots are from her upcoming video for a track called ‘High School’ with Lil’ Wayne. That’s all the info we’ve got, but given the nature of the photos, I think we don’t really need any more, do you? I can’t hate on Nicki’s body, because she looks good and she’s obviously empowered, yada yada. Still, I can’t help but wish the whole “let it all hang out” phenomenon for female pop stars could be over, like, yesterday.

Here are all the shots from the video so far.