Nicki Minaj Explains Why She Loves Being an ‘American Idol’ Judge

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has been making headlines for her feud with fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey. But she shows the real reason she signed up for the talent competition in a new promo. The “Starships” rapper shares her passion for discovering new talent and explains her rise from the underground mixtape scene to becoming a worldwide superstar.

“I’ve been told no a billion times and I think it’s very important you have someone that knows what it’s like to be disappointed and have to try again, and that’s a big part of the audition process,” said Nicki.

Also get a sneak peek at the outspoken judge’s many wardrobe changes, hats, and hairstyles.

The new season of “Idol” kicks off January 16 on Fox.



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69 Comments

  1. Mat

    Nicki is A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. Really NEEDED in American Idol.

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @Mat, she shouldnt be allowed to judge anyone.

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Aimanos, But, people judge at home from their couches. I really don’t see the difference.

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @Mat, BLEACHING HER SKIN. EWW

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    Vicki Reply:

    @Mat, yup it will be more lively :)

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  2. WayneRules2012

    First! Nicki winning right now, her album was a hit; has sold millions of copies, what most other trashy artists in d game right now wishes to achieve. Nicki cant complain, she’s blessed!

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    Diego Reply:

    @WayneRules2012, her album did not sell 1 million copies in the USA and if she was winning the Grammy voters sure don’t agree with u lmao

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    Anon Reply:

    @Diego, Mind you they’re other artists that haven’t won a Grammy but are legends/icons in their own right i.e. Diana Ross. Having a Grammy doesn’t guarantee your success. It’s more of a popularity award/contest if you didn’t know

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    Bougie Kid Reply:

    @Diego, Her album sold over a million in worldwide sales and winning a Grammy or not has nothing to do with how successful you are.

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  3. Get Money B!tch

    She’s the prettiest female rapper EVER! Yes, I said EVER!… Nicki is getting paid more than Beyonce for a hosting gig on New Year’s Eve… 5 million for one night… WOW! Get that money Nicki!

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    Ana Reply:

    @Get Money B!tch, But Beyonce is getting $50 million deals

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    x Reply:

    @Ana, tell them

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    Oh Reply:

    @Ana, No shes not, that Money isnt going to Beyonce its going towards the Sandy releif, and who cares? They’re both richer than YALL!

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    slam Reply:

    @Oh, You’re bugging out sandy relief really? lmfaooo That money is going towards Beyonce’s creativity for PEPSI meaning commercials, her face on cans and whatever else she has planned for this era not no Hurricane Relief

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    O2 Reply:

    @Ana,Ana remember Nicki have signed a multi million doller contract with pepsi too ferbs confirmed it,they didn’t put the figures up like how others did beyonce 50 milli,nutif nicki gets even 20+are 30+ milli in that deal it,s still isn’t bad,that,s still alot of money,so bay getting getting 50 milli is understandable it,s beyonce we talking about,+ beyonce bin working with pepsi for along time in the pass and again now in the future.

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    Aimanos Reply:

    @Get Money B!tch, Lil’ Kim was hotter than Nicki before she fucked up her nose.

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    Oh Reply:

    @Aimanos, Ummmm NO! Kim was NOT touching Nicki in the LOOKS department, compare them without makeup Nicki wins !

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  4. #teamminaj

    yesssssss onika

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  5. carlos

    you know she looks like a man in that photo hahaha

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  6. Vicki

    Nicki!!!! Can’t wait!!! :)

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  7. R

    Exclusive Pic: Niki the Clown is now 85% White 15% Black

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  8. guccilucci

    i get so sick and tired of people posting negitive comments about this girl i never seen so much hate in my life, this bitch aint did shit to yall

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    yeahright Reply:

    Nicki is not the only entertainer who gets bashed. Matter a fact Nicki has done public bashing herself,

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    Anon Reply:

    @yeahright, She receives it the worst on this site I believe

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    Ya Fav 1ne Reply:

    @Anon, @guccilucci i feel the same
    I never see so much hate toward one artist they be wishing he fail,

    im not surprise they not wishing death on Nicki smh SAD

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  9. Realistically

    Nicki is about to become the next Oprah. Lol. Girl is smart, business-wise.

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    422 Reply:

    @Realistically, Nicki has to first be INTERVIEWED by Oprah to even be mentioned n the same sentence with Oprah. Boy Nicki fans are too delusional.

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    Oh Reply:

    @422, She doesnt HAVE to be interviewd by Oprah, to do anything, why do you people think Nicki needs to PROVE ANYTHING to YALL?

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    x Reply:

    @Realistically, ima need u to space out ur medications

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    Diego Reply:

    @Realistically, Lmao her ass been out 10 minutes abs unsay she is the next Oprah u must be 12 and stupid as hell smh

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    Honesty's the best Policy Reply:

    @Diego, If having a non stop buzz since 2007 or even ’08 is 10 minutes …ok

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  10. SMILE

    Y’all need to understand that karma is brought back by haters and other things. Nicki talked mad trash about everyone. Here she is today, getting karma back. She just said the contestants can take stuff as constructive criticism; why can’t she take her own advice? Most of the people writing comments are telling the truth. Fans don’t understand that. Nicki acts like someone owes her something. Good artist happen to do something big and she happens to be the only one taking it to the head. Do you see Beyonce? Queen Latifah? They’re more successful than her and never do they get to the point where they feel the need to crash someone down because of a hit, money, or endorsement. REGARDLESS to success, you thank God and wish for the best for others, NOT get cocky. Drake dissed Kim at the Hot97 show and it was all good on behalf of Nicki. When Hot97 dissed Nicki, it was “How are you a man dissing a woman (or something like that).” Really? I give Nicki her props on her success but let’s not forget that she was the only person doing what she had to do (whether it was to be fake or use sexual acts or language for attention) to get done. Janelle Monae (or however you pronounce her name) is a true role model. She made CoverGirl without having to push her breast or butt out. We need more of that. Nicki is Nicki though. I can’t stop that. Giving constructive criticism is good. Hating? Never. Kissing ass? As you can see I’m not about that. I’m sliding over to underrated female artist. Nicki is overrated.

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    Oh Reply:

    @SMILE, WOW you really wrote all of that lol

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    Oh Reply:

    @Oh, Can I have my name back? Thank you.

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    Oh Reply:

    @SMILE, U make absolutely no sense, what is your arugument ? Nicki has given props to everyone, even Kim, why are people still stuck on the issue of Kim vs Nicki? It’s getting old, and Nicki NEVER starts problems, people are starting stuff with HER, Before HOT97, did you NOT see the video of RayJ saying whatever he said about Nicki ? Or when Kim was on stage mocking Nicki Minaj ? You sound so contradicting, for one Nicki IS A WOMAN and everything she said about Rosenberg and Flex was TRUE! They came at her sideways because shes a girl, if she let people run her career or disrespect her then she would be ROBOTS like Beyonce and Queen Latifah.

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    SMILE Reply:

    @Oh, Lol. Trust me when I tell you, I will not argue about something that’s beneath. Everything I said will rise to the surface. BUT, what I will say is, Nicki isn’t always victim. I really don’t want to have to pull links out on you. Lets take SEVERAL seats on that one. Nicki mocked Kim as well. You were saying? Nicki didn’t become noticed until she re-captured Kim’s pic. Hell, she even said it herself. Flex and Hot97 came at her with facts. Lets not. It was ok for Drake to diss Kim but it wasn’t ok for Flex to diss Nicki? Last time I checked, Kim was a female. POINT BLANK. Drake isn’t a bitch but Flex is? Lol. You Nicki fans. Smh. NOOOOOOOOOO you did not just call Beyonce a robot! Baby, she’s her OWN MANAGER. She’s running a LABEL! Let me leave! She didn’t win sixteen Grammy’s for nothing. She’s humble. Notice how humble people are flooding with success. Taylor Swift is a WONDERFUL example. Queen Latifah? She was the first to do what Nicki is doing. EVEN NICKI SAID IT HERSELF. I’m done. YOU TRIED.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @SMILE, cool story bro

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  11. QUEEN AZEALIA BANKS IS THE GREATEST FEMALE RAPPER EVER, AND YA'LL N- WITH BAD TASTE WILL DEAL

    She needs a reality check not a reality show.

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  12. thedon

    Nicki looks white

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    rill Reply:

    @thedon, and ugly

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  13. China

    Im only gonna watch this shyt cuz mi gyal nicki on it

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  14. FAKE

    Girl is stupid, 2013 will not be her year. And you stans think she actually loves you? LMAO. Bitch hasn’t even tweeted since the GRAMMY diss. HAHAHAHA! Lil Kim giving away shit, and trending worldwide everyday.

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    Izaiah Reply:

    @FAKE, And that’s because Nicki is a busy women unlike Krim and Actually has a Life !

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    slam Reply:

    @FAKE, LMFAOOO When was the last time Lil Kim dropped an ALBUM Lmfaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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  15. Izaiah

    Nicki Is no where near Ugly ! Haters will Hate and she still will Succeed ! Either way she’s still one of the most Sucessful female rappers that lives today and That will ever live !

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  16. Jay-Me

    This ad really makes me like Nicki. It’s part of what makes her such an endearing personality, but they are majorly mugging Mariah off by her not having one too.

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  17. Os

    i like this she doing her i always love her smile.

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  18. Ali

    All I can say is Nicki is starting to look kinda OLD; what’s up with that!!!!!

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  19. AllAmerykhanBoy

    I’ve noticed something this week. There has been post about Meek Mill, T.I, Alicia Keys, Kelly Rowland, Ciara etc but they have less than 15 comments on them. And when you read the comments it’s mostly just fans. I only checked Alicia Keys and the VH1 Divas post other than that I don’t check no one elses stuff and hate on them why because I don’t really care about them. But why is that as soon as a Nicki Minaj post come out EVERYBODY and there hating mothers has to comment? If you don’t like her don’t click on the post it’s so easy a caveman could do it.

    There’s something else that needs to be addressed.
    People are saying she’s not humble, and she’s always bigs herself up to put others down. When she came into the game and till now she always showed love and gave shout outs to everyone. Even now when mentioning everyone she has worked with she thanks them for giving her an opportunity to work with them. But then you guys say she’s not humble and always bigs herself up… She doesn’t do it on purpose. Do you know how much hate that these people done said about her? C’mon now, if people always talk about how bad you are, how you’re not doing nothing right, this that and the third wouldn’t you want to step your voice up and say “No you’re wrong, i’ve done this, look at my accomplishments” It’s like everyone got something to say about her but when she says something back everyone is like oh she’s a b*tc# etc etc. It’s nerve wracking. I understand her pain because I go through it and everyone who actually get up and do something with their lives and make moves all go through it. I don’t know what type of life you people live where you let people walk all over you, if you know your worth as a human being you will NOT let anyone try to make you feel like you’re not worth it.

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    lily Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, great post

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    Honesty's the best Policy Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, well said

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    Meme Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, I agree.

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    dejonzolanski Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, true

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  20. Tim

    Wow everyone is really throwing mad shade at Nicki Minaj, I’m starting to think people are being paid just to throw shade at Nicki.. Like She’s being paid 12 million dollars or more just to give her thoughts & opinions, while all her Naysayers post negative comments about her shortcomings of 2012..

    -Yes Roman Reloaded Hasn’t Sold 1 Million In The Us..

    -Yes Nicki Isn’t Grammy Nominated This Year..

    But what About Everything Else She’s Accomplished??

    -Super Bowl With Madonna
    -A World Wide Album That Sold Past 1.5 Million
    -Getting An 18 Million Dollar Pepsi Endorsement
    -Winning A VMA & 2 AMAs (& Grammy Performance)
    -An Arena World Wide Tour That Sold Out
    -12 Million Dollar Pay Day With A.I
    -5 Million To Host A New Years Party

    **Drops Mic, Because I Could Go For Days**

    Nicki IS Winning & She Will Continue Too in 2013 With The Pink Print…

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    Boom Reply:

    @Tim, I AGREE WITH EVERY WORD WRITTEN, NICKI DOES HAVE SOME SHORTCOMINGS BUT MORE ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

    SECONDLY, NICKI’S PEPSI ENDORSEMENT ISN’T GOING ANYWHERE, IT’S ON STANDBY WHILE SHE’S EMPLOYED WITH AMERICAN IDOL. AMERICAN IDOL IS SPONSORED BY COCA COLA, NICKI’S ENDORSEMENT WITH PEPSI IS A CONFLICT (& SHE WON’T BE AFFILIATED UNTIL HER EMPLOYMENT ENDS). PEPSI RELEASED THE STATEMENT 2 WEEKS AGO, AND HER PROMOTION WILL BE REVAMPED FALL 2013.

    **TOO ALL THE HATERS WHO’S ABOUT TO SEARCH**

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    Gotta Goo! Reply:

    @Boom, Yassssssssssssssss! Nicki is the Queen, Kim could never. In 5 years of Nicki’s Career, she’s accomplished more than any other female rapper before her.. Keep Being Pressed!

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    TakeTheseFactsB*tch Reply:

    @Gotta Goo!, Lol @ YOU mentioning Kim’s name when this post has NOTHING to do with her at all. :)

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    NickiStan Reply:

    @TakeTheseFactsB*tch, Agreed.

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  21. Lily

    I love her, just don’t like the fact that she’s bleaching her skin :///

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    NickiSlaysMe_ Reply:

    @Lily, she’s not bleaching her skin , that’s fucking foundation.

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    isiah373 Reply:

    @NickiSlaysMe_, How do you know

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  22. NickiSlaysMe_

    People still constantly waste there time commenting all these damn thing about ONIKA TANYA MARAJ but yet she is the one bankrolling and shit. Man y’all are wack grow TF up , like y’all kill me when y’all wanna act like this.

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  23. UMMM

    WHY DIDN’T RAP-UP POST MARIAH’S VID?

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    NickiStan Reply:

    @UMMM, lmaooo

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  24. NickiStan

    Nicki does NOT bleach her skin. She just has a horrible make up artist. Who uses TOO much damn foundation.

    If anything her face is darker than what I expected. On The ReUp dvd her no make up scene at Denny’s makes her look a darker brown color.

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    Proud OF Soidloah boy Reply:

    @NickiStan, True that

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  25. Proud OF Soidloah boy

    guess alot of people will watch the show on 1-16-2013 nice sneak peek show

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  26. TAMAR

    POINT. BLANK. PERIOD. 8/10 PEOPLE WILL BE WATCHING AMERICAN IDOL FOR NICKI. The only thing is 4 out of that 8 people will be watching to judge/hate and the other 4 will be watching to see her do her thing and love it.
    I don’t care what you say, this is so true and you know. I mean 1/10 will probably be watching for Mariah. But ain’t nobody watching for Randy Jackson and whatshisname. TRUE. HATERS WAITING FOR NICKI TO SCREW UP SO THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT.

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  27. Gerrin

    I love nicki……haters kip eatin urselvs up…….hahahhahaha

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