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It seems Nicki Minaj's latest offering to her Barbs was just a little too inappropriate for family-friendly "American Idol."
The co-judge and rapper told reporters after Thursday's season 12 finale that she was supposed to premiere the music video for her new single "High School," featuring Lil Wayne," on the FOX singing contest series. Current and past "American Idol" judges, including Mariah Carey and former cast member Jennifer Lopez, have often promoted their music on the show.
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"American Idol" may be losing another judge -- according to a new report.
Nicki Minaj, one of the talent competition show's newest judges, is reportedly set to depart from the FOX series after the current season, according to a May 15 report by Us Weekly.
Nicki Minaj might be making her big screen debut soon.
The rapper is reportedly in final negotiations to make her live-action acting debut opposite Cameron Diaz in the revenge comedy "The Other Woman," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is about a woman, played by Diaz, who finds out she is the mistress in an affair and teams up with the wife of the man she's been seeing to exact revenge.
Nicki Minaj, one of the most outspoken and literally the most colorful-looking judge "America Idol" has ever had, ditched her bright makeup in favor of a nude look for her cover photo for ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.
Gone are the thick, bangs-skimming eyelashes, the poker-straight bright hair and candy-colored lips. Minaj, who changes her look constantly, has undergone a "make-under" -- she sports a neutral lip tone, little to no mascara and slightly messy, wavy bleached hair with dark roots as she gives a smoldering stare. She also shows cleavage in a black leather Tom Ford jacket zipped down past her chest.
Lil Wayne admitted recently that he hasn't seen his protege Nicki Minaj in her role as a judge on "American Idol." In fact, Lil Wayne said he has never watched the show.
"Actually, I've never watched it," he told The Associated Press on Friday, February 1, when asked if he's seen Minaj on the program. Minaj officially signed on to "Amercian Idol" back in September.
Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters in a recent interview that she hired extra security following last year's expletive-filled confrontation with rapper Nicki Minaj at the judges' table on "American Idol."
The two made their debut on the FOX singing contest series last year as part of a casting shakeup and the season 12 premiere, the first episode showing them with fellow new co-judge Keith Urban, is set to air on the network on January 16.
Nicki Minaj is "scared" of watching her big debut on "American Idol" when the show returns for season 13 in January, saying she may have been less than kind towards some of the contestants.
The outspoken rapper made her comments on host Ryan Seacrest's KIIS-FM radio show on Monday, November 19. Minaj is one of three new judges joining the FOX singing competition series, along with country singer Keith Urban and pop star Mariah Carey.
Steven Tyler apologized publicly to Nicki Minaj during a recent interview on a Canadian television show after criticizing the rapper and her fellow judges from the upcoming "American Idol" season.
Tyler previously commented to MTV in a story published on November 26 about his time as an "American Idol" judge and made a reference to Minaj which suggested the rapper wouldn't have approved a contestant if he were like Bob Dylan.
Steven Tyler recently spoke his mind about new "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj, criticizing the rapper's judging abilities prior to the show's season 12 premiere.
"You just have to give your opinion," Tyler told MTV News in a story they posted on November 26. "It wasn't hard for me, but I would imagine it's hard for some people, and they need a manager to say 'Shut the (expletive) up, and just give them your opinion.' These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they're in New York City, they're scared to death; you're not going to get the best [out of them]... If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield! Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying."
Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carly Rae Jepsen, PSY, The Wanted and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris have been added to the list of music artists set to perform at The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards ceremony.
The event takes place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 18 at 8 p.m. ET and will air on ABC. OTRC.com is covering the AMAs and will bring you details and photos of the hottest red carpet fashion trends, key moments from the ceremony and of course, a full list of winners. Check out a list of AMA performers announced so far:
Check out a LIVE STREAM video of celebrities arriving on the red carpet at the American Music Awards' 40th Anniversary event at the Nokia Theatre L.A., starting at 2 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. ET on Sunday, November 18.
The ceremony airs live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET and features performers such as Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson and Swizz Beatz featuring Chris Brown and Ludacris.