The big question, for people who care, is whether or not Nicki Minaj, or any of her fellow judges, will be returning next season to American Idol. The YMCMB Barbie recently sat down for an interview with Ryan Seacrest and addressed her return as well as her relationship with Mariah Carey.
Speaking with E! News, the “High School” rapper said that she got down with Idol after seeing how excited her fans were of the prospect of seeing her on TV all the time. She was then asked to describe her relationship with Carey, who she has been caught up in a passive agressive shade throwing game all season.
“Imagine someone that you loved your whole life…imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did,” she told Seacrest. “That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning. I just really thought that we were friends, but…that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake. You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes. And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.”
Recently, Randy Jackson announced that after 12 seasons he would not return to American Idol. The announcement led to speculation that none of the current crop of judges will return considering the reality talent show’s historically low ratings. This is certainly not what Minaj had in mind.
“I came in to do Idol really in my heart thinking we were going to be the most fun judges of all time,” she said.
Watch the rest of the interview below.