October 5th, 2012 by faye
Pop superstar Nicki Minaj is fuming mad with the producers of the singing competition “American Idol” — telling her people that they goosed Mariah Carey into starting a fight on the set of the show.
According to sources close to Nicki Minaj, the “Super Bass” singer believes that the producers of “American Idol” — along with members of Mariah Carey’s team — are conspiring to get under her skin and make her angry, because they allegedly think a pissed off Nicki will bring in more viewers for the show.
Nicki Minaj is reportedly adamant, saying she will not be anyone’s puppet and that if she feels she is being set up, she vows to “cut it off at the head.” As for how she will do it, Nicki said for starters, the next time Mariah Carey “acts up,” she will walk out of the “American Idol” set.
However, TMZ reports that “AI” producers were genuinely surprised and upset by the heated verbal altercation that went down Tuesday. TMZ sources said that the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing their very best to restore peace on the set — which they successfully did on Wednesday.
October 4th, 2012 by faye
According to a video obtained by media outlet TMZ, Nicki Minaj is fuming mad, shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”
Mariah Carey can be heard responding, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?”
The “Heartbreaker” singer then continues, “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”
Sources claim that Nicki Minaj later threatened to “knock out” Mariah Carey, but that she said it before the video started.
The heated verbal altercation between the two singers is said to have occurred while the two were sitting at the judge’s table, alongside singer Keith Urban, who was sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah.
Reports said that the whole thing exploded due to a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.
In the video, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey can be heard exchanging the following heated argument:
Nicki: Think I’m playin? Think this sh*t is a f*cking joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me — off with your head!
Mariah: I am not being disrespectful.
Nicki: Off with your head, off with your head.
Nicki: Don’t tell me I’m insecure, don’t tell me I’m inadequate … you gonna get sent [inaudible] just fall back; don’t … you don’t know [inaudible] I don’t feel inadequate. You’re the insecure one sittin’ up there running down her resume every five minutes.
Nicki: Every time you take a shot at me I’ma take it back, and if you gotta f*cking problem then handle it. I told them, I’m not f*cking putting up with your f*cking highness over there … figure it the f*ck out. Figure it out.
Mariah: whyyyy, whhyyyyy …
Nicki: Figure it out
Mariah: … do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me???
Nicki: I’m not sitting here for 20 minutes and having you run down your resume everyday, No! Goodbye!
Mariah: Listen … I can’t see my kids because you decided to make … to have … to have a little baby fit and going all around the stage.
Nicki: Good, well then go see them now, go see them now … you’re boring as f*ck, you’re boring as f*ck.
According to media outlet MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions in North Carolina for the day so that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey can have time to cool their heads down.
It seems like the producers of “American Idol” are worried about Mariah and Nicki being together for the long haul.
Sources claim that Nicki Minaj’s outrage on the set went beyond mere name-calling Tuesday, and the rapper also threatened Mariah Carey’s life, saying, “If I had a gun, I would shoot her.”
September 18th, 2012 by faye
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj — the newly hired judges for the singing competition show “American Idol” — refused to deny the reports on Monday that the two pop singers already began fighting just hours after “Super Bass” singer Nicki Minaj joined the Fox talent show.
“There’s been a feud in two days?” Mariah Carey reportedly said aloud during a break from “American Idol” auditions when she was asked about the Sunday afternoon beef with hip-hop star Nicki Minaj while taping for the singing competition for the first time in New York.
“A feud takes a little longer,” Mariah Carey added.
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj reportedly mumbled something inaudible as her response to the query.
The feud allegedly erupted when Minaj started critiquing an “American Idol” contestant and Carey could not stop herself from interrupting, media outlet TMZ reports.
Each time Mariah Carey interrupted, Nicki Minaj reportedly fought back by loudly talking over Mariah. Then, Carey later took to Twitter to express her sentiments about her first “AI” taping. “several classic moments so far,” she wrote.
Along with “Butterfly” singer Mariah Carey, Minaj joins country star Keith Urban and longtime “American Idol” fixture, Randy Jackson on a panel of judges that could help give the show — now on its 12th season — a much needed jolt in the arm and broader appeal.
The new panel also comes at a critical moment for the once-dominant talent show which is said to be under siege from competitors, such as NBC’s “The Voice” and “The X Factor” — created by former “American Idol” judge, Simon Cowell.
While “AI” has never embraced hip-hop, 29-year-old Nicki Minaj has made multiple recent incursions into the world of pop.
“We’ve got a hip-hop superstar, we’ve got a vocal legend [Carey]— not just a singer, a vocal legend, and we’ve got a country legend,” Randy Jackson said. “It’s already a different kind of a show.”
Minaj arrives at “Idol” almost one month after the world-famous rapper was first rumored to have joined the talent show.
“I would love to be able to tell the contestants honestly and truthfully what they can really expect,” Minaj said of how she planned to judge contestants harshly.
“Sometimes you got to tell people, ‘hey, you really might not want to get in this.’” The pop star added, “there’s a reason why it’s called a business: because it takes a lot of tenacity, and all those other things that a lot of people don’t have.
Nicki Minaj then concluded, “I think that’s a part of what I bring… just being part of the now moment in pop culture and being able to share it with people who want to do it now. Having realized that sometimes, you’re going to get ripped apart.”
July 4th, 2012 by faye
“Starships” singer Nicki Minaj made a comment recently about the now-infamous fight between pop stars Chris Brown and Drake, claiming that she “does not approve” of their fight.
As previous reports have stated, the fight between Chris Brown and Drake which occurred last month at a New York City club left several people injured, and got the nightclub shut down following the aftermath.
During an interview with NBC, Nicki Minaj weighed in, saying “I don’t approve of talented people doing things that aren’t conducive to an amazing career. I spoke to Drake, and I told him from the bottom of my heart how I felt.”
“I’m like, ‘Baby, you are a superstar, and I need you to realize that,” added 29-year-old Minaj.
When Minaj spoke to Tim Westwood on BBC Radio 1 Xtra, she said that although she thought
Drake was innocent, he still needed to be careful of his reputation.
“He did nothing wrong, of course. Rumors are rumors, and that there’s what it is. Sometimes, you just need to go to bed. Go to the hotel and have an early nap,” Nicki Minaj said. “At the end of the day, there’s nothing wrong with that.”
June 21st, 2012 by edsel
Lil Wayne declared that “females deserve the ultimate respect” after his Young Money protege Nicki Minaj got dissed by a radio station DJ.
E! News reported that Weezy made the surprisingly eloquent statement in an interview with MTV News. Lil Wayne explained why he canceled Minaj’s headlining gig at New York City’s annual Hot 97 Summer Jam two weeks ago. The reason, he said, was that the radio station’s DJ Peter Rosenberg lacked respect for women like Minaj.
“That’s a female,” Lil Wayne told MTV News during Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash in Atlanta last Saturday. ”First and foremost, Nicki Minaj is a female. I don’t know what anyone else believes,” Weezy continued, “But I believe females deserve the ultimate respect at all times, no matter when or where or how,” he insisted.
According to E! News, Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg courted the beef with Lil Wane and Nicki Minaj when he dissed the ‘Starships’ rapper in front of an audience of 2,000.
“I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with ‘Starships’ later,” Rosenberg announced. “I’m not talking to y’all now,” he told them. “F–k that bulls–t.”
Days later, the insulted Nicki Minaj called Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex during his program. Minaj denounced the station for its lack of respect.
E! News reported that Lil Wayne agreed with his Young Money talent. “As soon as she called me and told me she felt disrespected,” Wayne said, “I just declined everything… No person that works with me,” Weezy promised, “Will be disrespected in my presence as long as I’m on this planet.”
In addition, Lil Wayne expressed his expectation that Hot 97 and its employees should have given Nicki Minaj the royal treatment. “I expect the red carpet, in her manner,” he said. “The pink carpet should be laid out for her It’s just an executive move,” he elaborated, “No salt, no bad feelings, no hard feelings.”
E! News reported that Lauryn Hill and Nas subsequently subbed for Minaj on the Hot 97 bill. Ex-Fugees member Hill was slated to be a guest of Minaj during her set.
Lauryn Hill released a statement that supported Nicki Minaj. ”I don’t have details on exactly what transpired between the station and the artists,” Hill said, “But I do support artists standing by their beliefs and walking with integrity.”
Lil Wayne told MTV News that he hoped Hot 97 would learn from its mistake. He also had no regrets about his decision.
“I feel like a woman should be respected at all times,” Lil Wayne declared about yanking Nicki Minaj from the Hot 97 bill. “Therefore, I made the right decision.”
June 6th, 2012 by faye
Pop superstar Nicki Minaj has bailed out of Hot 97’s Summer Jam festival which was held last Sunday in East Rutherford, New Jersey. This was reportedly due to the degrading comments made by Hot 97 personality, Peter Rosenberg.
According to reports, Peter Rosenberg, who is also a host of MTV’s “Hip-Hop Square,” said that the radio station was “all about that real hip-hop.”
“I know there are some chicks in here waiting to sing along with “Starships” later,” Rosenberg said. I’m not talking to y’all right now.” The said DJ then quickly dismissed the song, saying it is “F***ing bull****.”
Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex chimed in with the remarks made by Peter Rosenberg, saying “We don’t …. with commercial artists no more. We don’t give a damn if you commercial or pop and you afraid to touch down in Jersey.”
The remarks made by Rosenberg and Funkmaster Flex were definitely not accepted by Nicki Minaj, nor does her label head, Lil Wayne. This made the music mogul to pull out the gig of Nicki, as well as all his other Young Money artists who were at the Summer Jam.
“Young Money” ain’t doing summer jam,” Lil Wayne tweeted.
“Starships” Nicki Minaj confirmed this bailing out on her Twitter feed, telling the staff of the radio station that they messed up “history.”
“The President has spoken,” Nicki Minaj wrote. “I go above and beyond for my fans. But won’t ever go against wayne’s word. What he says, goes.”
Followers of the pop star buzzed about the decision, Minaj even retweeting supporters who bashed the radio station themselves. A lot of Nicki Minaj fans, whom Nicki calls her Barbz, told the rapper in her Twitter page that they will leave the stadium as well. The singer said that she was really annoyed that Peter Rosenberg, who has christened himself the “Jewish Johnny Carson” and is working for a black radio station, would make such malicious remarks about a black woman.
The decision of Lil Wayne to pull out his artists from the gig also kept DJ Khaled and Busta Rhymes from performing on the stage. Nas replaced Nicki Minaj and even surprised the crowd with Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Come Monday, Peter Rosenberg did not take back his words and did not apologize for what he has said about Nicki Minaj.
“Last night, I said nothing different than I have ever said,” Rosenberg tweeted. “It was not a personal dis [sic]. It was starships is ‘wack and corny,’ which we all know is true.”
April 23rd, 2012 by faye
“Super Bass” singer Nicki Minaj has reportedly deleted her account in the social media website, Twitter.
According to reports, following an angry exchange with fansite “Nicki Daily” which posted leaked tracks of her relaunched album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,” hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has shut down her Twitter account with a simple message: “And that’s exactly why I’m paying the barbz dust right now! And deleting my twitter. Smdh – don’t cry for me Argentina. Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. good f—ing bye.”
“On second thought I’ll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet. *side eyes them* *looks into the sea for more* (sic),” Nicki Minaj added.
The 29-year-old singer has deleted her Twitter account after that, saying that she would not return to the site. Nicki Minaj had been one of the most popular celebrities who has a Twitter account, garnering more followers than Oprah Winfrey.
With this move, Minaj is the latest in the laundry list of stars to at least take a break from the Twitterverse. Chris Brown has deleted his Twitter account on more than one occasion, while John Mayer, Miley Cyrus and Demi Lovato have all dropped out here and there, as well.
April 17th, 2012 by faye
Omar Maraj, the father of pop star Nicki Minaj is truly devastated after learning that the singer wanted to “kill” him when she was a child.
It has long been known that 29-year-old Nicki Minaj had a very troubled relationship with her father, Omar Maraj. In a recent appearance on ABC’s Nightline show, the “Super Bass” singer described Omar Maraj as a drug addict and alcoholic who often threatened to kill her mother Nina, and even burned down their house.
Nicki Minaj said: “I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead,” adding, ”We were afraid for my mother’s life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her.”
However, sources close to the family claim that the pop star’s comments were highly exaggerated. While Omar Maraj had anger issues, it wasn’t as bad as Nicki had described it in the interview. Her father said he never knew she felt this and that he loves her very much. Omar is said to be torn up over the fact that Nicki Minaj opted to air out her grievances with the media.
Her claims about her father, Omar Maraj, were just some of the revelations she made on the Nightline show. Another one was when Nicki, who is known for her over-the-top fashion sense, claimed she is actually “a shy person.” The hip-hop singer said she does not like crowds, and that her newfound fame has made her more of a “recluse.” Nicki Minaj added: “Sometimes I want to just pull the off switch, but you can’t because if you go outside, you have to give people your all.”
Nicki Minaj also said her humble beginnings as the child of immigrants from Trinidad has given her extra drive: “It comes on me thinking that there was a possibility that I would be poor for my whole life. And I didn’t – and I refused. I refused to lose.”
April 12th, 2012 by faye
Pop star Nicki Minaj says she is getting tired of all the comparisons with Lady Gaga, claiming that it has nothing to do with measuring her talent to the other world-famous pop star.
According to reports, “Superbass” singer Nicki Minaj appeared on ABC’s “Nightline” Monday and told Juju Chang that being compared or likened to Lady Gaga “irks” her. She explained, “First of all, I’m a rapper… I’m from South Jamaica, Queens. What are the similarities? Wigs? Every female in this game wears wigs. Over-the-top costumes? Ehh. Try again. It’s getting tired now though, to me. In the beginning I was like, okay, it’s cool, hahaha, when they get to know me they’ll understand me.”
Nicki Minaj added, “Lady Gaga is a fantastic artist. She’s paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I feel like I have my own lane. And we never cross, ever!”
Aside from the Lady Gaga issue, the rapper also talked about her young audience, which includes eight-year-old Sophia Grace, saying, “I don’t want to offend moms or children… BUT, I didn’t come in the game to be an artist that would appeal to kids.”
“I’m a crazy lunatic,” Nicki Minaj noted.
Additionally, the 29-year-old “Starships” pop star revealed that her father had struggled with a drug addiction while she was growing up, and that he had been abusive to her and to her mother. Nicki Minaj also discussed “Ellen” favorite Sophia Grace Brownlee, whose spirited “Super Bass” clip went viral in the millions, saying that her biggest kid fan caused her to reconsider her sometimes x-rated lyrics.
Nicki Minaj became the first female artist to be included on MTV’s Annual Hottest MC List and was also was named the 2011 Rising Star by Billboard.Her second studio album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was released on April 3, 2012.
February 20th, 2012 by faye
The strife between female rappers Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj seems to have been revived once more when Lil Kim dropped some nasty words for rising hip hop star Nicki Minaj calling her a “stupid hoe.” The 37-year-old Lil Kim was a guest on ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ and the viewers of the show wanted to know what she thought of the peculiar exorcism act done by Nicki Minaj at the Grammy Awards last Sunday.
“What did you think of the performance of a certain hip hop artist who kind of rips off your style, if you don’t mind me saying?” Andy Cohen asked Lil Kim. “Who was that? It just slipped past me. I don’t know with that one,” Lil Kim replied, pretending not to know who Andy Cohen was referring to.
“I’m pretty sure I feel the same way everybody else feels right about now. If you have to make a song called ‘Stupid Hoe,’ you must be a stupid hoe,” said rapper Lil Kim to the show’s host, Andy Cohen while chuckling.
Lil Kim, 36, has had a long-time grudge with Nicki Minaj, 29, which was supposedly sparked by what Kim views as Minaj’s copycat style.
The Nicki Minaj reportedly fired back at Lil Kim with her single, and her video – in which she was donning a leopard outfit while pacing inside a bright yellow cage – is a direct reference to Kim’s famous poster for her album “Hard Core.” Some of the lyrics of the single said, “I get it crackin’ like a bad back; B***h talking she the queen when she’s lookin’ like a lab rat.”
Lil Kim, of course, retorted with a video of thinly veiled “Black Friday,” which directly mocks Minaj’s album “Pink Friday,” wherein she makes fun of Minaj’s large derriere and “rookie” status.