Nicki explains why she loves judging American Idol’

Nicki Minaj has been making headlines for her feud with fellow “American Idol” judge Mariah Carey. But she shows the real reason she signed up for the talent competition in a new promo. The “Starships” rapper shares her passion for discovering new talent and explains her rise from the underground mixtape scene to becoming a worldwide superstar.

“I’ve been told no a billion times and I think it’s very important you have someone that knows what it’s like to be disappointed and have to try again, and that’s a big part of the audition process,” said Nicki.

Also get a sneak peek at the outspoken judge’s many wardrobe changes, hats, and hairstyles.

The new season of “Idol” kicks off January 16 on Fox.

Written by Javi