Fresh from her appearance on “Leno” last night, Nicki Minaj was back on the couch on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” The red-hot rapper spoke about her “strenuous” experience taping “American Idol,” her feud with Mariah Carey, and her dating life.
“It was just two big ol’ divas, I guess,” said Nicki, who explained how it all started. “I heard them saying Mariah doesn’t want you on the panel, but I was saying, ‘No, I’m friends with Mariah.’ And I was like arguing with people, like, ‘Don’t believe everything you read. You’re crazy!’”
While she didn’t want to believe it, she eventually noticed the awkwardness. “I went there and I started feeling a little bit of the shade. I overcompensated by being crazier.”
According to Nicki, the dueling divas have buried the hatchet. “We’re fine. I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don’t understand is that I’ve looked up to her for so many years. … I don’t know if she’s gotten over it, but I have.”
However, she is not looking forward to the live shows because of the potential conflict. “I don’t want anyone on the panel to say something crazy ’cause I don’t want to look like a crazy psycho again,” said Nicki, who insisted she is not crazy.
While she claimed the ring on her finger is not a wedding ring, she remained coy about her love life. “I don’t have anyone,” she smirked, adding, “It has to be someone very secure because it’s so easy to feel insecure.”
With a pink mic in hand, Nicki hit the stage to perform her Re-Up single “Freedom” underneath chandeliers.