In the war between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, the colorful diva doesn’t want the public at large to think she’s a crazy psycho. It might too late for that, but I digress. The pair of ‘American Idol’ judges have been in the media lately for feuds that have included alleged death threats, the mention of guns and beefed up security measures.
All this and the show hasn’t even started airing. Maybe all the publicity will help the sagging ratings.
Anyhow, Nicki Minaj stopped by the ‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to discuss the upcoming American Idol season and inevitably, talk turned to her war of words with the multi-Grammy winning award artist Carey. Nicki explained to Ellen the nature of their altercation. “I was just like sitting there. And I guess before I went in there I heard all the stuff that was being said but I didn’t believe it. I heard them saying Mariah doesn’t want you on the panel but I was like, no. I am friends with Mariah.”
Once the ‘Starships’ singer got into the room do to the ‘American Idol’ panel and felt some ‘shade’ from Mariah, that is when all hell broke loose according to Minaj. “I went there and I started to feel a bit of the shade. And I just kind of over compensated by being crazier…” Nicki explained.
Taking her explanation one step further, Minaj continued: “If you know someone maybe doesn’t like you. It’s kind of like, now you’re gonna like really go in and show hey, because it’s like a defense mechanism. You know what I mean? It’s really that. You’re feelings are hurt and you can’t believe it so you kind of just compensate with being crazy.”
The rap star turned pop star admitted to Ellen that she regretted behaving in such an over the top way. “I don’t know if she’s gotten over it but I have,”…
“I mean, I’m over there cracking up laughing, having fun and if she’s still holding a grudge. I don’t know. Like I don’t care.”
The rapper with the many voices might not care if Mariah still holds a grudge, but for the sake of the show, she might want to figure it out before the panel goes live. Nicki followed up her comments to Ellen saying that she was a bit apprehensive about the ‘American Idol’ live panel because she was unsure of how she would react if someone said “something slick” about her or to her.
“Just like if there’s a slick comment being made, I just want it to go well. It’s about the contestants. We have a lot of great talent, and I don’t want anyone on the panel to say something too crazy because then I don’t want to look like a crazy psycho again. I am not really a crazy psycho, you guys.”