American Idol Needs To Fire Nicki Minaj Now

Thu, October 4, 2012 8:35pm EST by 51 Comments
Nicki Minaj Threatens Mariah Carey
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Ratings smatings! Nicki Minaj needs to get a boot off the American Idol judging panel, pronto! It’s completely unacceptable, unprofessional and illegal to threaten to shoot anyone, let alone Mariah Carey, her fellow judge.

American Idol  producers, no quest for ratings justifies allowing Nicki Minaj to retain her position as judge after being overheard saying, “If I had a gun, I’d shoot the b**ch.”

She was referring to fellow judge Mariah Carey with whom she had a heated argument during an American Idol audition in Charlotte, NC, and it was caught on video.

It was bad enough that during that argument, Nicki Minaj swore at Mariah and threatened, “I’m gonna knock you out,” said that she wouldn’t put up with “her f**king highness over there,” and then threatened, “if you say one more disrespectful thing to me — off with your head.”

All of that is quite enough to justify cutting up Nicki’s contract and shoving her immature booty out the door.

Disagreements and heavy ribbing among judges are find, but nasty threats to knock off and cut off other judge’s’ heads have no place in ANY work environment, let alone school yards.

Plus actually making a threat to shoot someone is criminal behavior. It’s not something to be joked about EVER. And Mariah shouldn’t be subjected to it.

No wonder Mariah told Barbara Walters of The View that ‘I don’t feel comfortable emotionally’,on the show.

Mariah’s Paycheck Doesn’t Make Up For Being Verbally Abused

Who would? Talk about stress at work. No $15 million paycheck is worth death threats, especially is when you have your 17-month-old twins on the American Idol set, like Mariah does. I think it’s amazing that Mariah hasn’t tendered her resignation yet.

Far from apologizing since threatening to shoot Mariah, Nicki has since taken to Twitter to throw more dirt into Mariah’s face.

“I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Aww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn”, she tweeted on Oct. 4.

Nicki’s not even denying she made the shooting threat. Instead, she’s tweaking her nose at the American Idol producers about it. “Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. LOL @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz,” she also tweeted, Oct. 4.

Furthermore, she also extended her threats to respected journalist and The View host, Barbara Walters, threatening to “hit up Barbara.”

American Idol Is Playing With Fire

Nicki Minaj is out of control. American Idol‘s producers may be thinking they have ratings gold on their hands, but they are playing with fire.

If she’s behaving this badly during the out of town tryouts, what’s going to happen when the serious performances and winnowing down process begins?

Nutty, explosive behavior may be entertaining for a short period of time, but it will end up being a VERY SHORT period of time.

Mariah isn’t going to put up with a continual string of verbal abuse. Keith Urban and Randy Jackson don’t want to spend their days caught in the middle being Nicki’s cannon fodder. They all have better things to do with their time, and they could all walk off the show — midseason.

Has Everyone Forgotten About The Contestants?

And what about the contestants, whose talent is supposed to be the focus of the show? Do they just all become the sideshow? Will America really just keep tuning in to watch a Nicki and Mariah dissathon every week? That will get tired real fast, just like it did when Rosie O’Donnell was on The View and it was fireworks every day. The show ended up burning out.

We hear at HollywoodLife that behind the scenes, many people at American Idol are siding with Mariah. They think the only major diva they’re dealing with is Nicki and they’re already sick of her attitude.

Well, Major Attitude combined with a shocking threat and serious mean tweets to Mariah all add up to one action that should be taken.

The sooner, the better — fire Nicki Minaj!

What do you think HollywoodLifers

– Bonnie Fuller


More Nicki Minaj:

  1. Nicki Minaj Furious: Mariah Carey & ‘American Idol’ Producers Egged Me On — Report
  2. Ryan Seacrest On Nicki Minaj Vs. Mariah Carey Fight: ‘It Was Intense’
  3. Nick Cannon: My Wife Mariah Carey Didn’t Sign Up For Drama With Nicki Minaj

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Monique Wiltz

Posted at 3:56 AM on October 7, 2012  

Nicki Minaj crossed the line with her foul mouth and over the top rants………maybe Mariah did jab at her, but they are both grown………act professional and carry on…….think of the contestants that you are helping and the money……..that is too much money for her to act so ghetto …she needs to go.

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mblakely

Posted at 2:54 AM on October 7, 2012  

How was Nicki Minaj selected as a judge? She has only two albums both have the same name, and she uses a vocoder/auto-tune on her tracks. Mariah Carey has 57 platinum plaques, and is the only female to have two diamond albums. Carey is a different league from Nicki Minaj. Minaj is not qualified to judge others tallent yet.

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FrN

Posted at 4:48 PM on October 6, 2012  

NicKi needs fIring and all the siick people who are sayin otherwise need they hear tested err excuse me nicki isn’t two anymore and I find it tiny when people say mariah is a dIva well she wasn’t giving death threats Jezzz what’s wrong wIth people nicki is sick and twisted death threats when Mariahs a mother truly disgraceful she needs firing ASAP and if not I shall no longer watch the show.

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Maeshawn

Posted at 12:46 PM on October 6, 2012  

Reason for Nicki Flippin is because Mariah was saying slick things . which wasnt RECORDED in the tape , Mariah wanted to be the only FEMALE JUDGE ON AMERICAN IDOL . SELFISH RIGHT? oh okayy and if you say things under your breath that gets annoying and different people act different to certain situations . Long story Short NICKI SHOULDNT be fired . Because they NEVER fired PAULA for sleeping with one of the CONTESTANTS nor did SIMON OR PAULA get fired for BEEFING ???? yall dont rember that do you ? but since its NICKI yall will #SMFHH ! #TeamNickiMinaj

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rwms20

Posted at 10:04 AM on October 6, 2012  

I agree Nicki went overboard with her comments, but respect is a two-way street. Is it alright for Mariah to disrespect Nicki and then Nicki not to get upset at some point and get angry? These two artists did a song together and yet the can’t get along to do this show? We all have heard the reports that Mariah was upset that Nicki was onboard to even judge on the show. They both need to respect each other and if they can’t do that then they should both go…

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FrN

Posted at 4:50 PM on October 6, 2012  

Ehhh Watevas babeNicKi needs fIring and all the siick people who are sayin otherwise need they hear tested err excuse me nicki isn’t two anymore and I find it tiny when people say mariah is a dIva well she wasn’t giving death threats Jezzz what’s wrong wIth people nicki is sick and twisted death threats when Mariahs a mother truly disgraceful she needs firing ASAP and if not I shall no longer watch the show.

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BlueFox

Posted at 3:54 AM on October 6, 2012  

I do not think that either should be replaced or released, but a display of pure professionalism is warranted. The judges are there to voice their opinions about the contestants and to offer suggestions about improvements in the contestant(s) performances. It should not be a platform used for ideal threats or to curse at one another. I wonder what happened between Maria and Nicki since the making of the video they performed in together? Furthermore, I do not think it’s a ratings stunt. I’m sure “American Idol” could come up with something better.
People have disagreements all the time but I guess the best show of professionalism is in the way matters are better handled, if not resolved. Don’t burn any bridges, one never knows when paths may cross again, ‘ cause just like in the fashion industry, and quoting Heidi Klum from “Project Runway”, “One day you’re in and the next, you’re out”. There is another solution to disagreements; Agree to Disagree and move on.

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Munros Gf

Posted at 10:47 PM on October 5, 2012  

Nicki Minaj was mad She should cool down She probably didnt mean it,their probably show shopping right now Lol

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Get Nicki off the show pronto

Posted at 2:30 PM on October 5, 2012  

Nicki should be gone immediately. Only head that should be knocked off here is Nicki’s. She is a disrespectful piece of trash. Don’t count on me watching this show if she is on it.

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Neenna

Posted at 12:19 AM on October 5, 2012  

American Idol is still on? Wow and the judge picks? How desperate for ratings…

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Dakota Lynn

Posted at 10:17 PM on October 4, 2012  

So this doesn’t even sound like a legit report, more of a mad Mariah fan. honestly it’s most likely publicity stunt, drama = higher ratings, sad but truthful.

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ladyj

Posted at 9:30 AM on October 5, 2012  

TRU

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starr

Posted at 10:15 PM on October 4, 2012  

Nicki went too far. Threats should not be tolerated in any way. Just MY Opinion, but Nicki Minaj is a tacky, hot mess with the voices, characters, over inflated butt, rainbow hair, etc. Shes probably trying to keep herself relevant because her career won’t last nearly as long as Mariah’s has.

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sona

Posted at 10:00 PM on October 4, 2012  

threatening sm1’s life means you don’t have respect for ur own. Don’t destroy ur image in a claim that u’re ”ghetto”…………but sm are just too blind

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Isabelle

Posted at 9:48 PM on October 4, 2012  

Don’t like nick minaj… and I don’t think I’m going to watch the show this season.. i used to watch is every single time it came on… loved it…. but now it only focuses on the judy… when it should be about the contestants…. plus the judges are horrible.. idol has gone down hill and I’m pretty sure will soon be canceled

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Nisha N Llyod

Posted at 9:05 PM on October 4, 2012  

The producers made a mistake hiring Nicki, she’s too ghetto. It’s funny, Mariah and Nicki have similar backgrounds, but some people learn to rise above their beginnings. Maybe it’s still too soon for Nicki, but she needs to expand her circle of friends. She clearly isn’t doing anything to improve herself on or off camera.

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MadMatt

Posted at 9:01 PM on October 4, 2012  

Randy Jackson needs to insist that Nicki be fired to protect his name and reputation. He should let let her take him into the ghetto gutter

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Steve

Posted at 8:29 PM on October 4, 2012  

What a shame! Our family has enjoyed watching American Idol for years. The selection of new judges reflects the producer’s desire to change it’s viewing audience. No longer family appropriate, and that is sad. American families have such a limited choice on what they can watch these days. Shows which do not contain violent threats, vulgar language, and ‘gangsta’ mindset.

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Jen

Posted at 8:03 PM on October 4, 2012  

Forget about the threatening – Nicki is just plain trash. I will not watch for the first time In11 years if she is on. I won’t watch one episode……

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Story

Posted at 6:54 PM on October 4, 2012  

Also, Mariah is a complete diva and her own best fan. She is smug and thinks her crap doesn’t stink. When they cast Mariah I actually decided not watch again. I cannot take a 3 minute video of her much less a hour long show. She is a raging b!+ch with an overblown ego.

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Story

Posted at 6:51 PM on October 4, 2012  

Really! Violence or aggression of any kind should not be tolerated. No one batted an eyelash when Katy Perry was a guest judge and bullied Karen Diagardo throughout the show and threatened to throw her coke in her face, for no reason.

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Ashley

Posted at 6:36 PM on October 4, 2012  

Wow, she needs to fired? Haha, you all are really funny. I understand that she threatened Mariah but a lot of people watch tv shows like this to look at Nicki, if she was fired now a lot of the ratings would go down, probably. Nicki is just fine and your opinion is irrelevant.

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tattoojo

Posted at 5:39 PM on October 4, 2012  

Just another blatant try at getting viewer’s to watch their crap show. People don’t care any more, the show is dead. All it is, is a money making scheme to suck dollar’s out of idiot voter’s. They make millions from these people. You think they even care about who or what is on their show?
I think not. Turned off watching this rubbish a long time ago.

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OOFTA

Posted at 5:20 PM on October 4, 2012  

Allowing that out of control, entitled, venomous being on a LIVE show would be insanity. She’s turned Idol into a joke. They should cut their losses and fire her, but I doubt they will.

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Lucille7777

Posted at 5:03 PM on October 4, 2012  

Of course Nicki Minaj should be fired, on any real job she would have been escorted out of the building already.

Also, I DO NOT want to see Nick Minaj in AI, I’d rather not watch and I knew that BEFORE this incident with Mariah (who by the way is a true legend and diva, she’s earned it).

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carolyn

Posted at 4:58 PM on October 4, 2012  

Ninki Minaj need to be KICK OFF that what give Rap Artist a Bad Name. If American Idol leave her oin the Judges table then that will RUIN the Idol Show.

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percy

Posted at 4:32 PM on October 4, 2012  

nicky i like u bt dnt try to disrespect Mariah cuz she will knock u down like the way she too E………m

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