Nicki Minaj 'Answered Call For Idol Gig As A Fan'
Young Money star explains why she wanted to be a judge on the show...
"I remember watching American Idol in the first season and feeling inspired," Minaj said on Monday (17th September) during a press conference announcing her ascendancy to the panel.
"I spoke to [season 6 winner] Jordin Sparks the other day and here she is starring in a movie [Young Money star also explained why, after a number of offers to join the panels of similar programs in the past, she decided to pick up the phone this time and answers Idol's call.
"This is such a credible brand," she said. "It's real...ly serious, it's real deal it's not anything else other than really looking for talent. If I can be a part of that I'm really down for it."
Minaj wore a demure straight blonde wig and subtly patterned short-sleeved top for the presser, seriously toning-down her typically Technicolor hair and curve-flaunting look Mariah Carey are more than just that. Carey has already laughed off the [uuid=e380cecd-86f3-42b5-80ef-d6695941c60e]reports of a feud.
She stated: "How are we gonna feud in two days?It's fun, it's music, it's singing, it's laughter."