For any who tuned in to last night’s ‘American Idol’, Mariah Carey‘s subtle yet apparent digs at fellow judge Nicki Minaj saw her score the applause of her fans online and some members of the audience at the live taping alike.
Indeed, in following the same passive aggressive trend that prompted Eminem to spawn the fiery ‘Bagpipes Of Baghdad’, her ‘shady’ remarks towards the Rapper may have seen her bitten off more than she can chew…once again.
Find out why Mariah may think twice again before taking aim at the Billboard staple below…
Last week, the Hollywood Reporter surprised ‘Idol’ fans when they reported that the show’s producers had hatched a plot to replace the ‘Vision Of Love’ icon with former judge/perpetual chart topper Jennifer Lopez- in response to growing complaints regarding Carey‘s allegedly dull judging style.
Denied by the producers hours after the report surfaced, the coming days soon saw the report collectively billed as a false rumor. That was, until today.
All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that.
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 2, 2013
Undoubtedly confirming that these once ‘false rumours’ were in fact true, Minaj’s damning ‘confession’ will come as filthy blow to Mariah’s stock on the hit show, especially considering her long running feud with her reported replacement, Lopez.
With acts far ‘less accomplished’ than she has reaping endless rewards from shows like ‘Idol’, we had hope Mariah’s stint on ‘Idol’ would be used to endorse her position as an authentic musician with the means and experience to guide new acts to superstardom.
Unfortunately, perhaps in forgetting that today’s audience is a little fickle and unaware of her groundbreaking achievements, her time on the show has seen her showcase only two facets of her cause.
The first, being a dull and at times confusing style of judging contestants…and the second? A ‘Mean Girls‘ esque cattiness that serves to sully what was once an esteemed and ‘above it all’ image.
In short, while Beyonce’s public image continues to soar with every fresh face who praises her nurturing and supportive personality, Mariah ages her stock every time she uses her feats of her yesterday to ‘shade’ a contemporary act who once considered her a hero.