Plus, which singers does she expect to see in the finals? Read on for all of her big confessions!
Nicki Minaj may have millions of fans worldwide, but her biggest fan will always be… herself. “I don’t have a ‘worst’ Idol moment; I’ve been spectacular,” the new American Idol judge told HollywoodLife.com and other reporters March 25. “Yes, I’m going to toot my own horn. And then, my ‘best’ moment is every single moment. I’ll toot it again!”
(We have a feeling Mariah Carey would disagree, but that’s OK.)
Nicki Minaj Picks Her Season 12 Favorites
With only eight singers left in the competition, it’s starting to become clear with people will likely make it to the final rounds — and Nicki’s not afraid to play favorites.
“I would say Kree and Angie [and Candice] are our front runners,” she said. “Outside of their voices, they’ve just sort of won people over already, which I think is evident in just what I see on Twitter with my fans. … Those three singers have really, really made an impact, not only with just a great voice that sounds like it should already be making albums, but for some reason their personality seems to [click with] a lot of fans.”
Will Nicki Minaj Return For Season 13?
Given American Idol‘s rocky history of losing judges quickly — Ellen DeGeneres and Jennifer Lopez, among others, bailed after only one season — Nicki was also asked whether or not she’s thought about returning next year.
“I think people would rather be surprised,” she said — which is not true. “I like to save the mystery and the drama. I never give that away, but you know what? I always say this, and I mean this from the bottom of my heart, that just the people behind the scenes at Idol have been just like a dream to work with and I really, really honestly mean that.”
In other words, she has no idea.
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— Andy Swift, reporting by Russ Weakland
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