In case you missed it yesterday, there’s the video of Nicki Minaj yelling at Mariah Carey during auditions for American Idol. Which, by the way, we’re now hearing that the whole thing started because Mariah wouldn’t stop “bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won,” and she kept calling Nicki a bitch. This is going to be excellent television, isn’t it?
But yeah, now we’re also hearing that during Nicki’s rant, she said “if I had a gun I would shoot her.” And apparently, if you listen closely to the video, you can hear Nicki say “off with your head!” People from Idol are saying that Nicki never said that thing about the gun though, and that that rumor started because “Mariah’s people are stirring the pot.” Love it, love it, love it.
Lastly, Nicki feels like the producers are trying to use Mariah to get her riled up so that she’ll have awesome outbursts (see above) and bring in more viewers, which I’m not sure is the case. I think Mariah is just that much of a diva, and the outbursts are just a bonus. But Nicki has reportedly said that if she ever feels like the producers are trying to set her up for another outburst, she’ll walk off the set.
Finally, you guys. Finally we have a reason to watch American Idol again.
October 4, 2012 at 4:30 am by Emily
Yeah, so I guess this little video just confirms those stories that we heard about Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey being too much diva for one judges table. You know, as if anyone actually doubted those stories.
And just in case you’re having trouble understanding Nicki’s screeching, here’s a transcript:
Nicki Get this shit in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f-cking problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f-ckin’ putting up with her f-cking highness over there. Figure it the f-ck out. Figure it out.
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every f-cking minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
And this didn’t make it onto the tape, but at one point, Nicki told Mariah “I’m gonna knock you out.” Nothin’ but class here!
You know, I’m sure Mariah did say something bitchy to Nicki, but still, I just don’t see a reason to ever talk to anyone like this. Maybe it’s because I deal with every emotion ever by crying, but I just don’t get all this yelling and screaming and threatening. Like, for instance, this morning my boyfriend and I went to get some breakfast, and this guy behind us almost hit our car, and then he almost hit us in the parking lot, all because he was driving like an asshole. And then he got out of his car and yelled “f-ck you, bitch!” at my boyfriend, because, you know, that’s the reasonable thing to do. Oh, then he threatened to “bust open” my boyfriend’s head. Why do people do that? Why is that ever a thing that needs to happen?
So basically, I’m pretty pumped for this new season of American Idol. If this was Twitter, I’d say “#addicted2thedramz” right now, but since it’s not, I’ll just leave it at that.
October 3, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
Mariah Carey wasted no time proving what we told you 2 weeks ago — there’s only room for one diva on “American Idol.”
Carey and Nicki Minaj went at it during the first “A.I.” taping Sunday in NYC. When Nicki started critiquing a contestant, Mariah would interrupt — not once, but many times. Each time Mariah interrupted, Nicki fought back by loudly talking over Mariah.
One “A.I.” spy said Mariah and Nicki tried to cover their disdain for each other but everyone saw through it, adding, “These girls just don’t like each other.”
You may recall, we reported when producers called Mariah to tell her that Nicki would probably be joining her as a judge, she hung up the phone.
Well if I can’t get a big fat “duh” slapped right over Mariah‘s smug little diva face—and over Nicki‘s stupid, trout-pout bug-eyed leer, because seriously. Who in their right minds would seriously think this would be a good idea for the contestants of the show? No one’s going to be paying attention to the talent this year; it’s all going to be about Mariah and Nicki’s never-ending bitchfests about one another on and off-camera.
I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again—no amount of psychotic estrogen can bring American Idol back from the dead. The producers should be ashamed of themselves.
September 17, 2012 at 9:30 am by Sarah
After a big mess of speculation and lies and false hope (Kanye was never even in the running, was he, you cruel dream-crushers?), the good (?) people over at American Idol have finally finalized the judges panel for the upcoming twelfth season. Are you excited? Well, try, all right?
First is dear Mariah Carey, whose spot was officially announced months ago. This one shouldn’t be a surprise, because what else does Mariah have to do these days, besides tend to dem babies? Her presence should be fun though. I think she’ll be interesting to watch.
Second is Old Faithful, Randy Jackson. He’s been there since the beginning, and he’ll be there till the end. At one point, producers wanted Enrique Iglesias instead, but in the end, they went with Randy. Which is great, because I honestly have no idea what else Randy Jackson does.
Third, and here is where it starts to get interesting, is Nicki Minaj. This decision is definitely my favorite, because Nicki is a crazy bitch, and I think it will be really funny/embarrassing to see her try to make everything all about her. Can’t you just see her going into one of her alternate personalities while some really talented kid is experiencing her one shot at fame? Ugh. Also, you know the diva antics between her and Mariah will be insane. Yeah, I’m kind of looking forward to this one.
Oh, and the fourth judge is Keith Urban. You know, because … I don’t know. Because country music. Whatever.
Are you psyched or what?
September 16, 2012 at 10:00 am by Emily
Anyway, the (latest) beef that Nicki’s got with the current government is over heath care and the limited access some people have to it. Nicki took to her Twitter earlier this year to express her dissatisfaction with the nation’s current policy, and how it affected her on a personal level when a friend died because of lack of care:
“Yvette Wilson passed away from cancer tonight. God Bless her. (( Whats sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her death bed tho, #Nowheretobefound. That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @barackobama What can we do? @BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir”
And she’s got a point. Especially the part where she talks about the government getting their piece, but leaving the sick girl high and dry when she needed care. But Nicki must be ill-advised, because Romney, as far as I’m aware, would never have anything to do with universal (let alone “free”) health care. Hell, Mitt Romney probably doesn’t even know who Nicki Minaj is, for crying out loud. But I’m sure he’s just thrilled that there’s someone else out there voting for him before even knowing what they’re talking about.
Funny thing is, Nicki isn’t even registered to vote. From Hip Hop Wired:
If Nicki Minaj makes the decision to endorse Mitt Romney in the forthcoming election, she may want to take care of something first: registering to vote. Minaj was flooded with media clips Tuesday (Sept. 4) when a snippet from her lyrics on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape revealed that she is a Republican and voting for Romney. The line may have been blown out of proportion but in an age when personal information is just a Google search away, the 29-year-old was quickly exposed for her voting past, or lack thereof. As it turns out, in the three states where she’s lived, Minaj is not registered to vote. Having resided in Georgia, New York and California the Young Money Barbie never seemed to find the time to fill out and mail in a registration card, or do it online.
Ugh. She’s such a joke, you know?
September 5, 2012 at 5:30 pm by Sarah
Don’t know if you guys follow Nicki on Twitter, but it’s, like, my job to, so when I got a nudge from one of our followers that Nicki went nuclear on a bunch of people calling BS on her “medical issues,” I immediately thought, “Well, there goes American Idol.”
From Nicki’s Twitter, a condensed rant about fans and whores and consuming feces and then passing away (presumably from consuming said feces, but it could have been from the part where she told people to go kill themselves):
I will NOT let you people make me feel horrible for a f*cking HEALTH issue! That’s what got me in this mess! I shldve listened 2 the doctor!
I am so thankful to my true fans who understand WHY I couldn’t play #VFestival & WHY I can’t play Dublin. Absolutely gutted However, if u have anything negative to say to me, please #EatSh*tAndDie – I am human. I was in jeopardy of losing my voice entirely and needing surgery on my vocal chord. If u can’t understand that, your mother’s a WHORE!!!!
I will NOT let you people make me feel horrible for a f*cking HEALTH issue! That’s what got me in this mess! I shldve listened 2 the doctor! Like people are hitting me telling me I shldve mimed. No! Then you woulda made a f*cking STORY out of that too! #killyaf*ckingself
My beloved United Kingdom, u know how much I f*cking love u! Ireland, I truly appreciate you. Barbz, thnku for the well wishes. All you do is rip people apart and when they’re dead & gone u won’t lose a wink of sleep. #goF*ckYourselves
Later she told followers that she didn’t mean for her “FANS” to eat shit and die and all of those other lovely things, it was just for the critics and people who don’t like her. In short, I guess if you don’t like Nicki Minaj, you should probably go kill yourself (if you want to do what you’re told by Nicki Minaj, anyway).
So, uh. American Idol. Maybe rethinking this Nicki Minaj thing? Because personally, I wouldn’t watch this bitch on television if she were on fire and Simon Cowell was pissing on her to put her out, for real.
I said it a year ago, and I’ll say it again—Nicki Minaj is real classy.