Nicki Minaj is scared that she will get some serious backlash for being the mean judge on American Idol.
Minaj has been able to fearlessly hit the red carpet in some of the most ridiculous outfits that Hollywood has seen, and she was even able to perform through multiple nip slips on stage; but something about being the new judge on American Idol has her nervous.
The 29-year-old rapper turned pop star admitted that she doesn’t want people to see her as being too mean, but she does want to be brutally honest.
“I’m scared,” she admitted to one of her favorite television personalities, Ryan Seacrest on Monday. “Maybe I shouldn’t have been so like…”
The wig loving songstress couldn’t figure out the right words to describe her attitude on the show but she finally managed to explain, “It’s hard for me to not say how I really feel.”
The new American Idol judge already started the season off on a bad foot when American Idol constantly made headlines due to the feud between Minaj and fellow judge Mariah Carey.
Leaked footage of the heated argument showed the “Starships” singer using foul language towards Mariah and refusing to even let the R&B diva get a word in edgewise.
Later, during her three part reality special on E! Nicki even claimed that the “We Belong Together” crooner had “met her match.”
To make matters worse for Lil Wayne’s mentee, the footage showed her screaming at Mariah, but Nick Cannon’s wife simply sat there and refused to yell back at the hip hop Barbie.
“Everyone else is so nice,” Minaj said as she continued her interview with Ryan. “I was just thinking back about some things and I was like, ‘I wonder if that was not so nice.’”
She may be afraid of looking mean, but she still doesn’t regret anything she said to the contestants – or to the judges – as she claims it’s all just a matter of tough love.
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