Nicki, it’s really not acceptable that you showed up fifteen minutes late to ‘American Idol’ on March 13, looking like a hot mess, because you claimed you were stuck in traffic.
Nicki, you tweeted that you were running late to last night’s show due to being stuck in traffic. For the viewers, the other judges, and the performers to take you seriously, you need to show up on time, if not early.
While you were apparently stuck in traffic, you could have at least changed into something other than a black hoodie and huge sunglasses. It looked unprofessional and was disrespectful to the performers that you would keep your hood up the entire time.
You did have time to get makeup done, of course, since I personally know your makeup artist Joyce Bonelli would not have let you leave without it.
You’re getting paid $12 million for this season, so the least you can do is show up on time.
When You Did Show, You Weren’t Really There
Then, the performances that you did show up for, you seemed totally out of it!
Even Keith Urban suspected you were acting drunk – he smelled your drink – when you compared Kree Harrison‘s performance to “buttermilk waffles.”
We know you’re trying to be funny, but those singers are chasing their dreams and want real feedback when they’re singing. They don’t want to hear you talk about warming up your waffles and putting Aunt Jemima syrup on them.
We Aren’t The Only Ones Disappointed
While we’re bummed that you haven’t really proven yourself as a judge, we aren’t the only ones.
HollywoodLife.com can exclusively tell you, because we were there, that producer Nigel Lythgoe was visibly upset and irritated that you showed up late and dressed so casually.
So, Nicki, please step it up. This is your job.
You’re a talented artist that could be a great idol for the top ten, but they deserve you to be on your game, just like you expect them to be.
Tell me what you think HollywoodLifers!
— Emily Longeretta
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