Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently discussed her new commitment to popular reality music competition “American Idol” and how having the duties of a show panelist keeps her disciplined.
While used to calling her own shots, Minaj said she has learned to commit herself to meeting deadlines.
“When they mentioned it to me, like, last year, I thought they were joking. [Producer] Nigel came up to me and said, ‘We want to talk to you about being a guest judge.’ … They’re very long days, I’m not really used to having to show up somewhere at a specific time. I’ve kinda been my own boss for a few years, so this is like adding discipline back in my life. This is adding that strict regime of having to do something. Everybody’s affected by what I do.” (E! News)
Despite her big career move, TLC’s T-Boz recently slammed “American Idol” for offering her the job.
T-Boz doesn’t believe in holding back with her opinions, and she recently sat down with This is Max in London to express her dismay about Nicki Minaj being an American Idol judge. “Just because you’re on TV gyrating and boning and sucking p*nises, it’s not talent, honey. Maybe in the porn industry, but over here, we entertain. I don’t respect half [of] the people I’ve seen lately. How the hell is she gon’ tell me what I should be doing when her azz can’t even sing. Why is she there? And then…now they’ve got rappers that don’t even sing judging? So, this is totally based off of popularity I guess. I mean, to each their own. Get your money, honey. All I’m saying is, I will never watch [your] shows again. (Miss Jia)
Recently, Nicki admitted not feeling 100 percent behind joining “American Idol.”
Speaking in her new reality show ‘My Truth’, Nicki revealed: ‘I think Mariah met her match this time, and I don’t think she was expecting to meet her match. ‘I’m super nervous and anxious for the first day on ‘American Idol’. I’m still second guessing my decision. I’m probably going to be a hundred times guessing this decision because I’m human. It’s a big job.’ The outspoken rapper was true to her word and proceeded to have a meltdown because her new stylist had misjudged her taste in clothes mere hours before the first day of auditions, and she branded all her options ‘ugly’. (Monsters & Critics)
Reports of her new television gig landed across the Internet in September.
The “American Idol” judges’ panel is now complete with the naming of singer-rapper Nicki Minaj and country crooner Keith Urban. The Fox network officially tapped the pair with an announcement Sunday, confirming rumors surrounding them both just hours before the first round of auditions for next season was due to begin in New York. Minaj is getting $12 million for a one-year deal on the hit Fox singing series, a person in the music industry with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the deal. (Wall Street Journal)
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on “American Idol”: