Burn me at the stake if you must, but if I were being paid $10 million to sit on a judging panel I would show up bright, early and whistling “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” like a gleeful coon. I also would make it of the utmost importance to incorporate the ‘Men In Black’ dance for good measure. But my name isn’t Onika.
A hoodie and sunglasses wearing Nicki Minaj showed up nearly 15 minutes late to the first live show of ‘American Idol’ last night because she was stuck in traffic. Oh, as if.
If the American Idol top 10 starts performing and Nicki Minaj isn’t there to hear it, did those performances really happen?
Well, yes, only with less talk of obsession and faux British accents.
“Which one of you judges gave Nicki the wrong directions to the studio today? Who drained the fuel from her car?” Ryan Seacrest comically quizzed Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson after explaining that there was some “congestion” on L.A.’s notoriously packed 405 Freeway.
“I thought it was the 101!” argued Randy.
The mock-confusion may have something to do with what E! News overheard Ryan saying backstage, that he would “have to make something up” when it came to Nicki’s tardiness. But Nicki herself tweeted, “Stuck in traffic *sighs*,” and then, “F–k u Malibu!!!!!!!!!!!! *moves to Beverly Hills*.”