Nicki Minaj on Mariah Carey: “I Just Really Thought That We Were Friends”


Now that it’s practically public record that this season’s American Idol judges are getting the pink slip, the chief pinkstress of the bunch is telling her side of the tale.

In her sit-down with AI host/ entertainment mogul Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj discusses a possible take two judging the competition and the other diva she initially thought was her friend.

On her relationship with the Barbz:
“One of the reasons I did Idol was because when there were rumors circulating about me doing Idol, my fans were saying ‘(gasp) we’re gonna get to see Nicki on TV every week?’ I wouldn’t be doing this without that kind of bond that I have with my fans. My fans came to the underground parking lot at the Met Gala in New York and surrounded my car.”

On her “relationship” with Mariah Carey:
“Imagine someone that you loved your whole life… Imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did. That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning. I just really thought that we were friends, but that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake. You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes. And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.”

See if she’ll return to Idol by watching the interview over at VIBE.