Nicki Minaj on 'Idol' rumors: I'm happy here
May 10th, 2013
02:24 PM ET

Nicki Minaj on 'Idol' rumors: I'm happy here

If "American Idol" producers really are planning to toss aside all of the show's judges, as rumors have suggested, they only have three left to go.

On Thursday night, Randy Jackson confirmed that he's departing the long-running reality competition, meaning the show no longer has any of its original judges.

The three that are left - Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban - might not be around for much longer, either. There have already been reports that "Idol" thought about replacing Carey with former judge Jennifer Lopez, and Minaj reportedly hasn't been the biggest hit with viewers, either.

And yet, despite her bickering with Carey, Minaj says she's happy right where she is.

Wearing his E! News hat, Ryan Seacrest asked Minaj before Thursday's show (and before Jackson's announcement) if she wants to return next year. For Minaj, "that's a million dollar question."

"I say this all the time, but I want people to know it's genuinely from my heart. I love the people on 'Idol,'" the rapper/singer/actress said. "I genuinely do. If I had to do this all over again, I would have done 'Idol.' Because it's fun, it's laughs."

"Fun" and "laughter" definitely aren't two words that would be associated with Minaj's tenure on the show, given the numerous headlines about her disagreements with Carey in particular. But Minaj said viewers haven't heard the full story.

"It's kind of sad that what people read all the time is only when something is negative," she told Seacrest. "But they don't realize that we built a family. I feel happy here and I have to thank them for giving me this chance. They could have picked anyone in the world. And they picked me. So that's all I'll say about that."

What do you think? Would you like to see Minaj return for another season, or should "Idol" get rid of the rest of the judging panel and start fresh?

To see our suggestions for who should replace Randy Jackson, check out these photos.


Filed under: American Idol 2013 • Nicki Minaj • television

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  1. SHE POINTING OUT ALL MY COMMENTS DIS IS ALL ME

    RIGHT HOE

    May 22, 2013 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Suzanne

    HATE HER SO MUCH!!!! I wish she'd just go away. She's an awful, awful person.

    May 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Diva In Charge - M

    can't find it can you....

    m

    May 15, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. al's going bald...he looks good too

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    May 14, 2013 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. She makes me crave cotton candy for some reason

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. boo? i've never seen u totally bald you look cute..

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. Drapes: bold faced liar....move on and ignore the 4

    thanks

    May 14, 2013 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. SKY

    DEMONS ARE IN THE OPEN......THEY CAN'T SAY ONE WORD WITHOUT CURSING.....
    EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM IN VULGAR.. THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH.....
    AND I WILL CONTINUE TO TELL THE TRUTH.......GOOD NIGHT.

    May 14, 2013 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
    • FACT

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      May 14, 2013 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
    • SKY

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      May 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Sky123

      you've been framed-but enjoy and what's between your legs just pull

      May 14, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mostly Margaret's comments...

    shut up illegal wench

    May 14, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. WEBSITE....

    your our first imposter of the internet....Scott.

    May 14, 2013 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  11. SKY

    SKY FAKE: THE REAL SKY NEVER CURSE....IMPOSTERS ....BUT THAT'S OK BECAUSE I LIKE TO
    FORCE EVIL, IN THE OPEN....SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND ....TRUTH FROM LIES....AGAIN..
    WHAT I STATED ABOUT NICKI IS THE TRUTH.....MY AIM IS TO JUST TELL THE TRUTH....

    May 14, 2013 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • WHAT'S MY SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER SKY?

      PHOTOS ALL BEING OPENED .... THAT'S THE REAL TRUTH HOE

      May 14, 2013 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • SKY

      FACT: THE REAL SKY ALWAYS CURSE.... THAT’S BECAUSE I LIKE TO
      FORCE EVIL STUFF INTO MY OPEN LEGS AGAIN AND AGAIN....SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND ....IT FEELS TERRIFIC AND THAT’S THE TRUTH....AGAIN...MY AIM IS TO JUST TELL THE TRUTH....AND GET OFF ON EVIL STUFF INSIDE MY LADY PARTS…

      May 14, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Sky123

      you've been framed....but please enjoy yourself-

      May 14, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nicki'S biggest pr0blem

    is she talkS too much....check out her website its hysterical....baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    "other line"

    May 13, 2013 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. maylene i hear u laughing from here...

    baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    May 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Otherside Of Basement Pics..

    thanks

    May 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SKY

    FACT: I HAVE SOILED MYSELF ONCE AGAIN. EVERYBODY SOILS THEMSELVES ONCE IN AWHILE – A LITTLE PEE OR A LUMPY FART SKID MARK. THAT'S OK WE ARE HUMAN AND GOD MADE US IN HIS IMAGE TO PEE AND SH!T OURSELFS IN HIS GLORY.

    May 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  16. we got pins&xy saturday...why are we still here..

    May 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Pigs Project

    good for her...

    May 13, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  18. kit1an2

    i want beer bottle lamps don't you

    May 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Icki Hervaj

    U betcha

    May 13, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  20. Sandy Cootch

    Happy Monday, y'all!

    May 13, 2013 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. Rock

    Does the carpet match the drapes?

    May 13, 2013 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  22. DRAPER...DOES NOT WANT ME SPEAKING TOO PEOPLE YET WANTED TO BE A FILE MOOCHER...

    -–

    May 13, 2013 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  23. winStuff

    way too much wasted energy on something everyone knew about already.......

    May 12, 2013 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  25. daddydone

    keep going ....i want her too make me a paper plate bunny mask

    May 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Moving on...ignorable...

    -

    May 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  27. If you had a problem with him last night or this morning..

    don't start electronically with me...thank you and happy mother's day

    May 12, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  28. clear day hair...

    that's it for nicki

    May 12, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  29. m50

    this will be my new hair.

    May 12, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  30. MomCarrie...

    if you were nice i would have sung for you on mother's day - but because you are carrie that will never happen

    May 12, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  31. SKY

    FACT: I WOULD BE HAPPY ALSO, ALL I DO IS TELL PEOPLE YOU SING BETTER THAN ME...
    THEN I TELL SOMEONE YOU ARE MY WIFE...AND IF YOU WANT MORE VOTES
    WEAR PINK LIP STICK....CANDY POP...SHOE LACE...I LIKE YOUR CLOTHES...
    YOU A STAR...YOU SING PINK...I MEAN YOU SING BLOND...I LOVE YOU
    DEAD GIVE AWAY!

    May 12, 2013 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • public service announcement

      When it comes to incoherent posts, Sky, you take the cake. Time to get some professional help. Nobody in their right mind could leave such incoherent ramblings as you. Seek help now. This has been a public service announcement.

      May 12, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • and that's a FACT!

      Thanks.

      May 12, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Witch Hat Pins

      BINGO

      May 12, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  32. glamour is my life.

    i have women who make false teeth for pumpkins who "want me out"........i could bust out of laughing right now but i busted a gut for 2 hrs last night.

    May 12, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |
  33. M.A.P.

    She's the best. Come on a cone is awesome!

    May 12, 2013 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
  34. tracie

    OK I WANT THAT BLACK GIRL WITH THE BARBIE HAIR TO STRAP ON A PAIR OF WHITE PANTIES, POP A SQUAT AND MAKE 'EM TURN BROWN!

    May 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. After that face on my fone...

    i feel like a freshly made gummy bear...puh leaze

    May 11, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Barbz-Rule_the_World__

    I really love Nicki Minaj.

    She is a beautiful,talented rapper and songstress. and singer.She is perfect and colorful

    May 11, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  37. I feel like moonwalking...yes!!!!

    -

    May 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  38. tax evasion website...attach blog confession that the blogger was there.

    thaks

    May 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 11, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  40. oldbeetch50

    Nicki takes alot of crap....but onces its over....its over....

    May 11, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  41. set up pres

    Her gig on idol is just about over

    May 11, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Wall Street Beetch50

    the boyz told you about the other side....this has not happened in 10 years....but when it does...its forever...

    MAP I in drivers seats...

    May 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. *******Reported**********

    No permission granted too squid 1

    May 11, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  44. MAP I In Drivers Seats

    She has some wardrobe and a great gig on idol

    May 11, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  45. No Jealous Bone here....DDDDDDDDD

    nice outfit

    May 11, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  46. clete reposted

    Clete

    Television still refuses to think outside the box...replace the three judges, ok. Replace one with a bowl of green jello, the second with Fred the talking cat and the third with the number twelve.

    May 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse | Reply

    ***REPORTED***

    Racist comments will not be tolerated.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |

    (v) files...

    REPORTED

    May 11, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |

    Motored Out and Photographed...

    no talent hoe

    May 11, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

    Clete

    Dear Reported...are you a moron...Thinking outside the box means that an organization ( like television) needs to come up with new, inovative ideas and not fall into formalistic thinking. Replacing the current American Idol judges with other music and hollywood celebrites is an example of thinking inside the box.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |

    May 11, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • ***REPORTED***

      Please do not repost such filth. Just let it be buried in the comments and do not give this sick racist the attention he so obviously craves.

      May 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  47. number 4's

    i love white ... she truly is an idol

    May 11, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  48. de

    great suit

    May 11, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  49. all "w" files

    we love her

    May 11, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  50. psismpeg..ax

    I love her tight dresses and high shoes...

    May 11, 2013 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  51. msi main

    i find her a bore...

    May 11, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  52. all "eh"

    i love this woman....

    May 11, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  53. 0eec

    Pretty lady

    May 11, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  54. mscortim

    she's talented.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  55. Unatt

    great gig but i does now work for her at all.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  56. v0300

    a squad and sing and dance....a dry squid cannot

    May 11, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  57. all g's

    great voice but a flat tire

    May 11, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  58. sh fushion

    she's worse then Lindsey Lohan could ever be.....

    May 11, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  59. sh fushion

    she's worse the Lindsey Lohan could ever be.....

    May 11, 2013 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  60. Mouse Files

    she's has cotton candy hair

    May 11, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  61. Mod

    AAAA no talent

    May 11, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  62. NOISE

    continue too match blog name with drive names....thanks

    May 11, 2013 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  63. Immib2

    what we have been saying for almost a year.....she is just not good at it...

    May 11, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  64. sdengin

    She is worse the what we expeCted.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  65. nt marta...salon

    crack her.

    May 11, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  66. Iv' opened yet? file under (v)

    thanks

    May 11, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  67. Clete

    Television still refuses to think outside the box...replace the three judges, ok. Replace one with a bowl of green jello, the second with Fred the talking cat and the third with the number twelve.

    May 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • ***REPORTED***

      Racist comments will not be tolerated.

      May 11, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • (v) files...

      REPORTED

      May 11, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Motored Out and Photographed...

      no talent hoe

      May 11, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Clete

      Dear Reported...are you a moron...Thinking outside the box means that an organization ( like television) needs to come up with new, inovative ideas and not fall into formalistic thinking. Replacing the current American Idol judges with other music and hollywood celebrites is an example of thinking inside the box.

      May 11, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • ***REPORTED***

      What does being Asian have to do with anything?!

      May 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Crack is BACK!

    Hoes!

    May 11, 2013 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  69. ※Sadie※

    I watched the first season of Idol. It turned into too much of a popularity show, instead of talent, for me. Now, I wouldn't watch just due to who the judges are. It's either a time for a change, or maybe the show should end. I'm not a fan, so I am a little biased here. Just my opinion, though.

    May 11, 2013 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  70. these are no the trolls of the 80's and 90's

    voted: squids

    May 11, 2013 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  71. your a squid not a squad.....shut up

    =

    May 11, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  72. troll squad

    Nikki Minaj is the worst, most annoying plastic biotch on the planet. Fired? Firing squad! !!!!

    May 11, 2013 at 7:18 am | Report abuse |
    • a squad would have never been figured out unless

      you want out.....which is what it appears....

      May 11, 2013 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      Your jealousy is totally pathetic. You are plastic and talentless. Go back to your Justin Bieber blog you fool!

      May 11, 2013 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  73. M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

    She got her freak on and we love it. Btches can shut it!

    May 11, 2013 at 4:14 am | Report abuse |
  74. You see...I was the wrong customer..

    though i am a retired troll...i had too get back too it again.....i'm sorry this is all her fault and went too far with the issue....whoever you are you had not right too do what you did but we will crack the issue because this person
    has issue and is a bold faced liar.

    May 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  75. super granny files.

    thanks

    May 10, 2013 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
  76. Alvarez

    I'd like to squirt a think stream of poop on her face.

    May 10, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Tons and Tons of no talent on this show...

    pathetic no talent...

    May 10, 2013 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
  78. gaga voted: ignorable but very very concerned about "health"

    thanks

    May 10, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  79. This is bigger then troll likeS....mikey?

    is it a thumbs down for this pig? or no.

    May 10, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  80. mi text file

    Wall up

    May 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Nsis Helper

    its huge and the script was not written well for sweeping...nicki this iS very Sticky

    May 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Pointing out her comments...but really point out my comments..

    cat..its going the stulking route....

    May 10, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Lusy--

    thanks

    May 10, 2013 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  84. sultana

    they should cancel the show all together . it sucks lemons already and that nikki lady if u can call her that sucks even more .

    May 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  85. what is number 8 all about--all will get figure out...

    hello

    May 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 10, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Margaret

    Nicki is ok ...she gets too the root of the problem so people can move on.

    May 10, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Her hair looks like cotton candy

    thank you.

    May 10, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Picture forward without her permission is being cracked.

    i enjoys this show.

    May 10, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  90. We have been saying this for months.

    a no talent hack

    May 10, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Alvarez

    I'd like to dunk her head in a vat of ass gravy.

    May 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  92. Charlie Crack

    Dats me girl fix in tx.

    May 10, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  93. derp

    Of course she is happy on idol. Other than a street corner, where else could a no talent hack like her pick up a paycheck.

    May 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      Have you even heard her rap? She's better than all those idiots making millions talking crapp. Derp derp derp derp!

      May 11, 2013 at 4:20 am | Report abuse |
    • VoteForPedro

      I heard they use Rap music to torture Guantanemo Bay prisoners. American Idol was torture to me this past season. I only watched it via DVR, and fastforwarded past all the judge comments. All 4 were awful judges, including Randy, who was responsible for Phillip Phillips last season. He only likes male singers.

      May 13, 2013 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • derp

      "Have you even heard her rap?"

      Being good at rap is like being a smart retard.

      May 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • draper.

      ignore her....her mouth is dryer then her crotch

      May 13, 2013 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  94. fix in tx

    2 gold dabloons! Plasteeec!

    May 10, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  95. looser

    From tx

    May 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  96. looser

    Looser losser

    May 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  97. She looks freaky -- I'd do her

    thanks

    May 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  98. You have too stop snapping photos or you will be out ...

    kappesh

    May 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Try too get her out of "help" also....

    we want nothing too do with this lousy artist

    May 10, 2013 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P. (Mothers against poo)

      No, lousy in an uncreative boring loser like Nickelback. Minaj is new, fresh, creative and original. Maybe hip hop isnt your thing but that doesnt make her a bad artist.

      May 11, 2013 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Poo Fish

      (v)

      May 11, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  100. at least she is not filth

    thanks

    May 10, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  101. I like her hair

    I hear the carpet matches the drapes

    May 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |

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