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nicki minaj paper magazine 500x700 Hot Topic: Is Nicki Minaj Right For American Idol?

With two #1 albums, a world tour, her own production company and a beverage line in the works, there’s no denying Nicki Minaj‘s burgeoning commercial pull.

So, perhaps in realization of her rising influence, FOX’s ‘American Idol‘ have reportedly called on the Rapper to sit on their judging panel, alongside ‘Prisoner Of Love‘ diva Mariah Carey.

Set to announce the news this evening, Minaj’s alleged joining of the show has thus far struck opinion between both her fans and supporters of the show- responsible for birthing the careers of Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Fantasia.

So now we ask you?

Do you think she’s the right girl for the job?

Weigh in below…


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89 Comments

  1. August 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    OK says:
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    Wouldn’t doing Idol give folks the perception that she’s already a has-been after only 2 albums?

    • August 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm
      Siberian Prince says:
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      Lol thats wat the lessors said about Mariah that idol is for has-beens which is funny because she still putting out music which makes her current so how is she a has-been? The Barbz will think of something to explain this believe me…

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:32 am
      Ugh says:
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      I don’t understand how they could go from Mariah Carey to Nicki Minaj , how insulting.

  2. August 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    MY NAME IS ROSA LOPEZ IM BLUE IVY'S REAL MOTHER!! says:
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    NO!! BECAUSE SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANY TALENT!! FAF!! COME OUT AND PLAY TROLL!!

    • August 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
      Siberian Prince says:
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      This is a singing competition not rapping competition so i really don’t get whu they are considering her.. oh wait, ratings….

      • August 20, 2012 at 3:44 pm
        FAF says:
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        KNOW MY NAME ,UGLY…. YOU’RE GONNA GET DRAGGED BY MY MINIONS!! I’LL LET YOU ROCK, f***

  3. August 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    Romeo says:
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    This just shows that Fox is clearly desperate for Ratings…They hit the nail on the head when getting Mariah to be a judge but now adding Nicki Minaj, is just ridiculous!

  4. August 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm
    JJFan1814 says:
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    Hell Nawwww!!!!!!!!

    X-Factor maybe because they look for people with “IT” … WE ALL KNOW NICKI CAN’T SING!

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
      FAF says:
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      WHAT U DOING, UGLY?? NOTHING!!!

  5. August 20, 2012 at 1:08 pm
    HoneyB says:
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    No. But she still better than Britney Spears

    • August 21, 2012 at 2:54 am
      TeamBreezy says:
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      no baby .. neva that

  6. August 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    RITANATION says:
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    As long as it ain’t beyonce cause you don’t want the beehives acting up all up in people mentions saying you’er fave irrelevant and my fave is doing s*** you wish you dream of.

    Beehives always getting out of control if they say one more thing about Rita I’m gonna take everyone of them out. *in that order* mama dee voice

  7. August 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Talent shows are not based in talent, they are interested in famous people as judges, example…J.Lo, Britney ect, ect….it’s getting worse with Nicki Minaj, she is not interesting at least J.Lo is beautiful, have a lovely personality and there was Steven Tyler a Rock legend and Britney is Britney but we still have people like Mariah Carey, Xtina and Billie Joe Armstrong. Can you imagine Mariah and Nicki in the same panel, Mariah will explode.

  8. August 20, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:
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    Of course NOT!

    And it’s not just because she can’t sing to save her life ( and she obviously can’t). She has no stage presence and no real industry/ showbiz experience either. All the previous Idol judges were at least considered industry moguls to compensate for their lack of musical knowledge. How is Nicki going to judge vocalists?

    Besides, I can’t imagine how Nicki and Mariah can co-exist in the same judging panel.

  9. August 20, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    Izzy says:
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    No! Why would fox choose a “rapper” to judge a competition that’s singing only?! that’s stupid and desperate!! What would she be a ratings booster and seat filler?…plus she only have two albums out she still coming up herself…I feel the same way about Demi on xfactor why is she there?! She only have like two albums I didn’t bother to listen too…and she don’t have no da** xfactor! just ratings…

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
      FAF says:
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      NICKI IS A BRANDER!!!

  10. August 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Siberian Prince says:
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    If it was a rap competition maybe, but a singing competition? No. Fox just wants ratings. Besides theres only room for one diva..

    • August 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm
      JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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      As if Nicki Minaj were a diva…

      • August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm
        FAF says:
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        SHITTING ON YOUR FLOPS….

      • August 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm
        @JTversion1 says:
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        LMFAO at JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat)

  11. August 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    Roman says:
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    I love Nicki, I do… But I think in establishing herself right now, American Idol would be the worst thing to take on …

    She would be opening doors for the show in terms of audience definitely, but it’s not right for her at the moment …

    Bcos after the show, ppl will look at her in a different light. Some will like what they see, but some won’t?

  12. August 20, 2012 at 1:19 pm
    DOSSOME says:
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    FOR RATINGS…PERHAPS
    FOR CREDIBILITY OF THE SHOW….NAAAH
    Anyway can’t wait for American Idol next year as Mariah leads it in slaying THE VOICE and that crappy X FACTOR..The fact that IDOL gave me carrie underwood,kelly clarkson and jennifer hud is enuf reason 4 me to trust it..

    • August 20, 2012 at 2:10 pm
      Siberian Prince says:
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      Um you forgot Fantasia…

  13. August 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    Ismyfuckinhalostraight says:
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    This will be very intresting. I will bef be tuning in! Still wont be watching the voice or xfacter however! I never pictured nicki doin this

  14. August 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    jamilaa says:
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    wat a shame ! dis no talent h**! sit net to queen carey her self! NO BUENO!

  15. August 20, 2012 at 1:25 pm
    jamilaa says:
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    sit next to….**

  16. August 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    XTINA'S TALENT SHOW IS BETTER THAN UR FAVES! says:
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    THE VOICE will slay X-FACTOR & IDULL! Even with Nicki, AI won’t be able to compete with THE VOICE ratings! Ppl will tune in to see Brit on X-FACTOR but ratings will drop after that! Wait and see!

    • August 20, 2012 at 2:05 pm
      ismyhalostraight says:
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      please! have a f***** seat an do ur research…The voice last season averaged 15 mill….idol managed to 20 mill even with that dry ass cast… so what makes u think it will slay this season an beat out idol… u think ur using the word “slay” wrong u queen.

  17. August 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    ENOUGH ONIKA says:
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    No one can revive american idol, especially Onika. This show is played out, who’s really successful after this show anyway besides the first 4 seasons when it was fresh. Just end the show already! They offer this whack position to anyone who step foot on a stage nowadays! Anyway, Onika is the lowest and last resort they could’ve come up with, shows their desperation.

  18. August 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Lisa says:
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    She’s officially a has-been.

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm
      FAF says:
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      WERE U AN EVER BEEN, LISA SIMPSON????

  19. August 20, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Jayla says:
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    I wish Mariah & Nicki both Were NOT on the show. I hate American Idol and i feel like they are above that b*******. American Idol is rigged!

    • August 20, 2012 at 7:06 pm
      Timago says:
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      Money talks, gurl. Money talks.

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:34 am
      Ugh says:
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      Mariah is above it but not Nicki.

  20. August 20, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Lea says:
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    Hell No.This bytch have no talent what so ever.

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:46 pm
      FAF says:
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      YOU HAVE NO GRAMMAR, f***… “HAVE NO TALENT” TAKE YO BIG BLACK BROKE ASS DOWN TO COLLECT YOUR WELFARE CHECK , UGLY!! WE ONLY HERE FOR THE QUEEN!!

  21. August 20, 2012 at 1:30 pm
    Raven says:
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    She can’t sing or dance.

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm
      FAF says:
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      WAYYY BETTER THAN U, RAVEN SYMONE… TAKE YOUR FAT ASS ON BACK TO NECOLEBITCHIE W/ THEM OTHER HATING BLACK CRUSY HOEZ,,, LOL WHY U SO OBSESSED W/ THE QUEEN???

  22. August 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    CHILLDUDE10 says:
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    NO, only because she hasn’t been round long enough.

  23. August 20, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    Beyonce's Weave (& Her "HIVE" of Head-Lice) says:
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    American Idol would be a bad move for her, that is so not her audience. American Idol is watched by old grannies and teenage girls which is why the same WGWAG (White Guy With A Guitar) are winning every year. Her career is on a high right now and I don’t think she should jeopardize it by doing Idol. It’s her decision anyway.

  24. August 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Monstarebel says:
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    Well wasn’t ELLEN a judge on idol SOOO if she can do it why CANT NICKI??? ELLEN ISNT EVEN IN THE MUSIC BIZZ , AND HOW INTRESTING WOULD THAT BE IF NICKI AND MARIAH WERE BOTH JUDGES OMG THAT s*** WOULD BE EPIC I’D BET THEY WOULD HAVE LOTS OF ARGUMENTS “ON THE SHOW” HAHAHA IM DOWN WITH NICKI ON THE SHOW

  25. August 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) says:
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    Why does everybody think that they would choose Nicki to gain ratings? Idol is considered a family show and I don’t think there are many 50-year old housewives singing along to “b****** ain’t s*** and they can’t say nothing, cause I beez in the trap”. Therefore, if ratings is what they’re going for, Nicki is not cutting it. Mariah was a good choice for their audience, though.

  26. August 20, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    JohnVidal(RIP Whitney-truegreat) says:
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    If they get her then that´s really wack having her next to Mariah Carey

  27. August 20, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    Os says:
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    nicki and mariah on the same panel two of my favs nice,i don’t really watch idol that much but if mariah on nicki is going to be on it i am sure as hell going to be tuning in…people talking about nicki is a rapper and that isn’t going to be her audience..music is music no matter the gern she rap and sings[not beyonce sing level but she do ok] she will be ok.

  28. August 20, 2012 at 1:51 pm
    Speaks Truth says:
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    I can’t

  29. August 20, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    nicko says:
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    COOL !! Nicki is SO talented !! she CAN sing, if u say she can’t u’re very denial .. =D <3 #TeamMinaj

  30. August 20, 2012 at 2:08 pm
    MC says:
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    WTF?!?

  31. August 20, 2012 at 2:26 pm
    Nicki minaj and Mariah carey says:
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    NIcki and Mariah would be perfect together…. Remember up out my face !

  32. August 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Casual says:
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    No. Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Fantasia are better choices.

  33. August 20, 2012 at 2:50 pm
    OMG A SITE FULL OF CUNTS says:
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    OMG Since we speaking about Mariah ummmmm where is triumphant on billboard hot 100? Thought it charted…….

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm
      MC says:
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      Unfortunately I don’t think it charted. Sad because I actually liked it :)

      • August 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm
        OMG A SITE FULL OF CUNTS says:
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        Yeah I liked it too.

  34. August 20, 2012 at 2:52 pm
    the real xoxo says:
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    she went from being a little s*** in the underground publicly admitting she sucked lil wayne off into an idol judge?
    hats off to nicki, riri and britney. its amazing how far you can get with little talent.

    • August 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm
      MC says:
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      Talent <<<<<<<<<<< Media Hype

  35. August 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm
    Os says:
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    she is going to be the judge,if you all don’t like her simply don’t watch,not everyone is going to like her,that don’t mean that everyone watching don’t like her..so like i said if you don’t like her don’t watch simply as that.

  36. August 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    SAM says:
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    I WAS SOOOOO Looking forward to watching Idol with Mariah Carey this year. WTF at Nicki.. UGH.. Im so annoyed now. What advice can she give. Cant sing, perform, dance…etc… Im sooooo annoyed.. Please let this just be a rumor!!!!

    Follow me on Instagram @definite2

  37. August 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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    No shes black! Randy + Mariah + Nicki equals too many black people. The white folks won’t watch!

    • August 20, 2012 at 5:13 pm
      BLUE says:
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      f*** u racist c*** suck uryalf rihtards

  38. August 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    FAF says:
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    THE QUEEN GETS TO THE MONEY PERIOD!!! <3 SHE'LL DO THIS FOR A YEAR & QUIT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE TO PUT OUT HER FINAL 3 ALBUMS BEFORE SHE LEAVES THE RAP GAME AND DOMINATES IN HER OTHER ENDEAVORS :)

    • August 20, 2012 at 6:38 pm
      MY NAME IS ROSA LOPEZ IM BLUE IVY'S REAL MOTHER!! says:
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      GO BACK TO SCHOOL TROLL!!!

  39. August 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    msteefromdc says:
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    ISN’T THIS THE SAME B!TCH THAT SAID ONLY HAS BEENS JUDGE COMPETITIONS N SHYT…

    GUESS SHE’S A HASBEEN..IJS

    • August 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm
      im says:
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      d-mn f-ck you can lie all you want to the ignorant,s out there,she said only wash ups would do a show then collect ofter,i need 10 more milli up frount not on the back meaning ofter the show…she needs her money up front…only hateful b-tches like you would try to twist her words,she said it in her verse and you still trying to twist.i was clear as day what she said in her song roman reloaded,everyone heard it so stop grabbing so keep grabbing for straws.

  40. August 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm
    pocketbook princess says:
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    Well…nicki did tell JLO to move over…LOL,! If this is true it is strictly for rating. Get Rihanna. At least she can sing and perform. I would tune in for Mariah.I would tune out for Nicki Minaj. American Idol was not about the judges…well except for Simon. We liked his honesty. The show was about finding really hot talent. Nicki’s talent is questionable. How could she judge. JLO and all her glama Couldn’t keep that job. She’s actually a triple threat in this business. I thought Diddy was in the running. That would of been great to watch. He can be pretty blunt.

    • August 20, 2012 at 6:00 pm
      im says:
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      what you sat rihanna can sing…..ok.

      • August 20, 2012 at 7:59 pm
        Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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        well when he is comparing her to Nicki Auto-tuned-9so9-hard-she-sounds-like-a-robot who cant sing in key for more than 2 seconds than she is very talented.

  41. August 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    iSpeakTheTruth says:
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    I really can’t see Nicki on this show…. Well you know what, I actually CAN see her on this show *side eyes Lil Mama*, but it will look so silly to watch her give criticism to another person when she RAPS and TRIES to sing. Plus she hasn’t even been in the music business for a long time. Even IF she was in the industry for a while, I STILL won’t even be able to accept her on the show.

    Plus you can’t take Nicki seriously, her wearing these big ass colorful wigs, outrages Lady GaGa 2.0 outfits and that dumb Roman girl personality.

    Sadly, Yes, I can see her judging on the show, but it will make the show seem desperate and like a joke when you see Nicki judging someone & giving criticism when she clearly DOESN’T have talent her damn self.

  42. August 20, 2012 at 4:10 pm
    Gorl Bye! says:
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    Judging American Idol clearly has no correlation to having ANY vocal talent whatsoever (given the show’s past judges, with the NOTABLE exception of Miss Carey). So in that sense I don’t think Nicki Minaj is ineligible for the job. I don’t like her for her stank attitude and poor artistry though, so I won’t be checking for her anytime soon. Although I was/am excited to see what Mariah has to say. She was the best guest mentor on the show, and I think she will be fantastic!

  43. August 20, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! says:
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    Not if the show wants to be taken seriously.

  44. August 20, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    MissImpartial says:
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    Idol has a lot of credibility with Mariah on board Nicky would make them lose all this credibility. How can a rapper judge a singing competition?

  45. August 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    Aynon says:
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    I don’t mean any harm when I say this, but there needs to be a white judge so the show appeals to all Americans the black people the mixed people and the white people hence randy mariah and whichever white artist they choose so in the respect, no nicki isn’t right for the role as the panel needs to appeal to and represent all Americans. It’s on fox not BET.

    • August 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm
      Benron (King Of The Navy) says:
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      Agreed. Im black Im not racist about this but if we make a show full of black people they will AVOID AVOID AVOID.

  46. August 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    OMG A SITE FULL OF CUNTS says:
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    ONE QUESTION EVERYBODY. # WHOISHEREALLY? WHO THE f*** IS SHE???!!!

    • August 20, 2012 at 6:01 pm
      im says:
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      who da f-ck is you seriously that is the question.

  47. August 20, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    BLUE says:
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    Rapper turns singer LMFAO RAPPER JUDGING SINGERS WTF ANERICAN TV SYCKS BEGGING FIR VIEWERS THAT BAD I THOUGH UK WAS BEGGING

  48. August 20, 2012 at 5:23 pm
    RG2 says:
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    I think its too soon for NICKI, maybe in two or three years. BUT FOR NOW I JUST WANT HER TO FOCUS ON MUSIC AND ACTING.

  49. August 20, 2012 at 5:31 pm
    Auntie_Jackie says:
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    They just need to go on and cancel American Idol. Nicki is trying to collect checks, because she knows this music “thing” is not going to last for her. Actually, it’s almost already over.

    • August 20, 2012 at 6:06 pm
      im says:
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      what is not working out they bin asking for nicki on alot of shows for sometime now and it didn’t work out,the money wasn’t right as she stated in her song roman revenge….you people on her do you think the world revolve around these blogs there are millions up on billions of people in there world who don’t f-ck with blogs…so u all on here talking about nicki is a rapper and she isn’t right for i like if a few hundreds of yall isn’t going to watch it because of her is going to make a f-cking difference just like how a few of u isn’t going to watch it because of her just the same a few is going to tune in because of her.

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:51 am
      nicko says:
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      wtf are u talking about ?? Nicki made billboard history with her albums & her singles .. r u stupid ?? seriously

  50. August 20, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Trini_Minaj says:
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    Loving that my fave is slaying them critics. The kid doing big things and the haters hate it, lol. Slay Chick, slay!

  51. August 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    quetta says:
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    She’s too fake. I don’t even watch so..lol

  52. August 20, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    JOSE says:
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    ppl dissed britney but nicki is no more talented than britney

    she lip syncs too, plus she raps what rapper(used loosley for nicki) lip syncs? smh

    • August 21, 2012 at 9:50 am
      nicko says:
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      Nicki SINGS & RAPS, she doesnt lip sync ! FOH with Britney smh !!

  53. August 20, 2012 at 8:13 pm
    JER says:
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    I don’t think she’s right, Mariah is already coming from a heavy R&B background. Why would they have another black artist. What are 2 black hip-hop judges supposed to do with the rock or country contestants? Just blink politely? It’s recipe for disaster. Mariah is such a great choice but adding Nicki is too much black power for a show that is supposed to be AMERICAN IDOL. They shoulda have gotten someone to CONTRAST Mariah. A more rock or country artist. So the panel is gonna be 3 black folk up there, I don’t think it’s gonna go well. I’m worried that the non-black, R&B contestants will suffer. BUT we can only see.

    • August 21, 2012 at 10:06 am
      Mely B says:
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      You do have a point, the only male country artist I can think of who I would like to see is Tim McGraw.

  54. August 21, 2012 at 4:16 am
    number1k9 says:
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    American Idol certainly is NOT Nicki Minaj’s original audience. But hell she is wantign to be the ultimate POP star, not Rap superstar. So maybe it is logical for her to do so.

    Embarassing toward Hip Hop, sort of. I’d actualyl rather see someone like Diddy alogn side Mariah judging on the show. Only thing is he did/or still does have his Making The Band franchize. Might be a conflict.

    I could also def see Idol producers eye-ing for a Mariah vs. Nicki diva feud constantly in the gossip mags, to get up ratings. Even tho they worked 2g on a song, doesn’t mean week after week they are besties and want to be around each other. Can’t believe MC would allow another female on panel! Shocking in all honesty, IMO!

    Plus with MC’s supposed pay cut, how little are they gonna offer Nick i for it? I’d expect no less than 10 million. . .

  55. August 21, 2012 at 7:13 am
    TJ says:
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    It’s a good move. American Idol is a show basically training people to be superstars. Whether you like Nicki or not she is one. Being a superstar isn’t JUST about being able to sing. There are tons of people out there that can sing their asses off but won’t make it to a Rihanna, Katy, Nicki, Gaga level. It’s also about being able to brand yourself, you have to be prepared for fame & all that comes with it, you have to develop a strong work ethic. These are areas that Nicki is very familiar with & has succeeded in. These are areas that a lot of people no matter how great they may sing, still have to learn. A lot of people want to be famous but have no real idea of what they are getting into or the demands it holds, Nicki does. Everyone trying to win the competition would kill to have a career like Nicki in 2 years & a career like Mariah in 20. This will also bring in viewers cuz American Idol had been a tad bland in recent years.

  56. August 21, 2012 at 10:00 am
    nicko says:
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    Im very angry cause ppl dont wanna admit that Nicki CAN sing !! she’s amazing live !! Did u even go to her Pink Friday tour ?? smh

  57. August 21, 2012 at 10:05 am
    Mely B says:
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    NO! They need a male singer who first can actually sing and two, be honest & not mean to the contestants. Lionel Richie comes to mind immediately, George Micheal (maybe), Elton John (phenomenal but not sure they could afford him). I can’t think of any others that I might want to see.

    The only reason I’m going to watch AI is because of Mariah but if they pull that no Black female contestants bs again, I won’t.

  58. August 21, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Fashion914.com says:
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    No shade and congrats to her…but something has to be said for someone to be ONLY two album deep and now judging AI…music industry is continuing to go down the drain…

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