Nicki Minaj: 'American Idol Is Not Just A Singing Contest'
Talent show judge admits that other factors come into her decisions...
Chatting with fans in a Twitter Q&A session, the rapper stated: "No, this is NOT a 'singing competition'. If that were the case, we'd judge w/blindfolds on. Presence, Look, Relatability, Authentic, etc."
And as if to prove her own point, her favourite contestant from Wednesday's show (in the US) was a female hopeful who she described as a "crazy psycho".
Kez Ban had insisted on singingMariah Careytold her: "The song, the sentiment, the passion that you put in there."
And Nicki Minaj added: "That is a top 40 song right there already."
Nicki took a shine to another young contestant last week.