In a press conference call, Miss Jia was asked what her worst Idol moment had been so far. And the 30-year-old Starships singer was less than modest with her response.
“My best and worst Idol moments? I don’t have a worst Idol moment. I’ve been spectacular,” Nicki boasted.
She continued: “Yes, I am going to toot my own horn. And then my best moment is every single moment. I’ll toot it again!”
Minaj also revealed that she was a little fearful sitting on the judging panel of the Fox reality TV hit. Her main concern was that she was coming off as a mean judge when everyone else was being too nice to the contestants.
“I didn’t know what to expect going in to the show. I was so nervous,” she said.
“I had a lot of anxiety. I felt like, ‘Okay, I know everybody’s just going to hate me. There were moments in the audition process that I would say to the producers, ‘I can’t do this anymore. If everyone is going to give a good critique and I’m going to be the only one being honest, then America is going to hate me. I’m going to be seen as mean.’ And the producers said, ‘Nicki, trust us, America is going to appreciate the honesty.’ And that’s all I had to go on.”
Wednesday night’s episode of the one-time popular reality TV favorite pulled in just 11 million viewers –the lowest figures for an Idol show EVER.
And judging by the Facebook page, ‘Ok: Remove Nicki Minaj From American Idol’ it’s clear to see who is turning viewers off.
“I can’t watch my favorite show anymore…her arrogance, ignorance, stupid comments that have NOTHING to do with constructive criticism, and the lack of respect the brat displays every week. What a bad choice to replace Jennifer (Lopez),” Robert Deans wrote.
“Nicki’s voice box needs to be removed,” said Nick Sharp.
While Steven Pappas took his criticism further, admitting: “Sorry, but I just really, REALLY wanna punch her square in the face! I think that would probably make me feel best!”