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.
August 23, 2012 at 7:30 am by Sarah
Nicki Minaj hasn’t officially signed on to be the newest judge on American Idol, mind you, but it’s apparently not that far off. Everyone, including People, is reporting that she’s in negotiations to join on for next season. And I … well, I’m not sure how I feel about that. It seems sort of odd because Nicki is still relatively new to the game, she doesn’t need to revive her career like Jennifer Lopez or Steven Tyler or Mariah Carey or essentially anyone else who has ever been a judge on American Idol. Plus, she gets on my nerves so bad, and I’m really not looking forward to hearing so much more about her. Oh, and she’s also bananas. But good choice?
According to Idol‘s other new judge, no, not so much. And as for the other new judges, well, who even knows what’s going on with that:
Nicki Minaj may well become a judge on “American Idol,” but it will be at the expense of Mariah Carey, who we’re told hung up the phone when she was told Nicki was the top candidate.
Sources connected with “Idol” tell TMZ … Mariah was led to believe she would be the only woman on the judge’s panel. Choosing Nicki would not only crush that expectation, it would add insult to injury because Nicki (29) is a lot younger than Mariah (42).
As for the composition of the judge’s panel, we’re told by no means is it a done deal. There are 2 scenarios being played out. First, it’s unclear if Randy Jackson will come back as a judge or a mentor. If he leaves the judge’s panel, there will be another spot to fill.
The second scenario … we’re told some of the honchos believe it’s a mistake to have 2 women and a man on the panel, and a 4th male judge would be necessary.
As for who’s still in the running, we’re told Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias are leading the pack.
And there’s one other thing. Sources connected with the show say they’re worried … if the judge’s end up being Mariah, Nicki and Randy … middle America might not welcome the blackout.
You know, now that I’ve had some time to mull it over, Nicki and Mariah might be a pretty good match. They can both be catty divas, and wouldn’t it be great to see two catty divas competing for the spotlight on a show where they’re not supposed to have the spotlight? And then Randy could hang out and do his awkward laugh, and maybe Enrique could be on the other side, talking quietly about his tiny penis. Yes, this might be a very good idea after all.
August 21, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
From Hollywood Rag:
Nicki Minaj demanded the grass outside her dressing room at T in the Park be cut shorter.
The ‘Starships’ hitmaker refused to walk around her private area at the Scottish music festival last weekend because the lawn had not been trimmed sufficiently and insisted someone tackle the greenery before she would step outside.
A source told The Sun newspaper: “Nicki went mad about the grass around her area, saying it was far too long for her to walk on.
“She threw a complete strop, pouting and pointing and asking someone to get a lawnmower to sort it out.”
Nicki – who is also said to have made the same demand at the BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend festival in London last month – was later blasted on twitter by a fellow performer at the annual music event, which took place in Balado Park, Kinross.
Singer Frank Turner tweeted: “You can (I suppose) be a d**k to your own crew, you’re paying them. But everyone else? Not to mention the people out front. Ugh.
“To clarify: Nicki Minaj has been a selfish s***head to all the hard-working crew backstage at T. Pathetic. F**k off.”
The rapper also angered the crowd as when she eventually made it onto the stage 50 minutes late; her 30-minute performance was booed by fans after she appeared to be miming for much of it.
One fan said: “We were buzzing for the gig and it turned out to be a total joke. Disaster doesn’t even describe it.”
It’s always been fascinating to me to think about how people get this way. Like, Nicki Minaj actually thought that forcing someone to mow the grass outside of her dressing room because it was too long to walk on would be an acceptable thing to do. How is that possible? How do you have a dream job where you get to do what you’ve always wanted to do and get paid insane amounts of money for doing it and still act that way? I would imagine that it would be the opposite, that you’d just be stoked on your whole life every single day, but it seems like that’s rarely the case. And of course I get having bad days, but during the worst day possible, I can’t imagine being this rude to another human being.
What I’m saying is that for the amount of money Nicki gets paid, she can suffer through some tall grass, quit your bitchin’, walk it off, etc., etc.
July 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm by Emily
For a while there, I thought that Nicki Minaj was pretty ok. Her music doesn’t really appeal to me, but remember that time that she made friends with Susan Boyle? And remember that time that she showed up on Ellen’s show to surprise those two little girls who sang “Super Bass” and told them to stay in school? Those were really sweet moments, and I can still appreciate them for what they’re worth.
But anymore, you guys, Nicki Minaj can just go suck an egg.
It all started last week when Nicki deleted her Twitter account. There was a fan site of hers that was posting her music for free, which she didn’t appreciate, and so she tweeted “Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f-cking bye,” and then deleted her account. At the time, I think I rolled my eyes a little over the dramatics, but it wasn’t a ridiculous thing to do: I’m sure I’d get upset too if I worked hard on something and someone ripped it off.
But then she went on the Graham Norton Show, and ugh. This is the same interview where she talked about how grossed out she was when Madonna kissed her, but she talked about so much more. For example, here’s this little gem she gave about her Twitter deletion:
“A voice in my head told me to delete my Twitter and that’s what I did,” she explained. “I had 11 million followers and I hope they will wait for me. I reply all the time and get to know them by name and I have a really personal bond with them…not all 11 million, but at least 10 of them a day.”
A voice in her head told her to delete her Twitter. This is what auditory hallucinations are doing these days. Telling pop stars to delete their Twitter accounts. I can’t, you guys. I think that quote stands all on its own.
But then she went on to talk about herself in the third person and hint that she was considering quitting music:
“People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to the essence… This is my fourth mixtape, really,” she said. “The kid did like that so she could feed her fans. But really, now the kid is thinking maybe she should leave the game.”
The gossip blogger is thinking that the kid needs to stop trying so hard. The gossip blogger rolls her eyes for days when people like the kid pull stupid stunts like this in attempt to get headlines. Also, the gossip blogger understands that if she feels that way, she shouldn’t be talking about the kid in the first place, but the gossip blogger just gets so annoyed that she can’t help but vent.
Is that how that works?