Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) October 03, 2012
So lady like, Nicki. Tension brewed today during the Charlotte, NC American Idol auditions. Sources say Nicki even took it a step further off camera and threatened to “knock out” MiMi. Oy vey! Transcript below.
Nicki Get this shit in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a fucking problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fucking highness over there. Figure it the fuck out. Figure it out.
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every fucking minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
Sidebar: It was all good just two years ago
In case you haven’t heard, Nicki Minaj is now a judge on American Idol. During the NYC auditions on Sunday, she spoke to MTV about joining reality television’s Supreme Court. Yours truly (along with Karen Civil) also discussed what her move means to hip-hop.
Miller doesn’t expect to see rap opening singing competitions’ flood gates all of a sudden. However, he believes that artists like Nicki have already achieved a fair amount of pop success, and that’s why she is attractive to “Idol.” Not only does Minaj rap, but she sings, dances, sells cosmetics and has even done voiceover work in “Ice Age 4;” her crossover success makes her a clear representative to the mainstream audience.
“I don’t think Nas would ever get $8 million for judging someone in a hip-hop competition, you have to be a pop star to acquire that kind of money,” he said. “If you’re not in a pop lane, you’re never going to ever get this kind of exposure or these kind of crossover looks.”
It’s reported that Nicki will bank $8 million for her participation. You can bullshit with rap if you want, muthafuckas. The 12th season begins this January on FOX.
Unnecessary “controversy” stirred up when Nicki rapped on her “Mercy (Freestyle)”, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches is fucking up the economy”. Not grasping the sarcasm, various news outlets reported the non-registered-voting-rapper as a Republican.
This morning, the President spoke to Orlando’s Power 95.3 and gave his reaction to Nicki’s line. Don’t be a jackass and vote on November 6th.
UPDATE: Nicki’s take on the President’s reaction.
Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do… *sends love & support*
@BarackObama. Awesome! Now I can tell my grandchildren that the 1st black President of the United States took the time to address a Nicki Minaj question