Nicki Minaj: 'My Human Side Comes Out On Idol'
Rapper says viewers will see her soften as show reaches Hollywood Week...
The rapper, who has been making headlines thanks to her bust-up and subsequent making-up with fellow judge Mariah Carey, told E! Online that her attitude to the hopefuls on the show softened as the series progressed.
"The human side of you comes out eventually, when you're looking at people that are this close to fulfilling their dream and in their head they have already seen it come to fruition, so saying no, it's like a dagger."
And Mariah, who was also being interviewed, added: "We have to go against each other sometimes to say, 'But wait, this person has something amazing! Maybe you're not seeing it. It's a little bit beyond your comprehension at this moment, but there's something great about this person'."
To which Minaj replied: "We're also unanimous about a lot of great people that are here!
"We're excited about the people that are here right now. We all feel that they're above average in talent and personality."
And even though the last five winners of the show have all been male, long-term judge Randy Jackson claimed that the girls are looking strongest this year.
The new series begins on Thursday at 8pm on 5* in the UK.