Nicki is a little worried about what will happen when the new season of "American Idol" debuts.
Ever since it was announced that Nicki would be part of the show, there have been whispers that her fellow judge Mariah Carey wasn’t excited about the new recruit.
Ultimately, the low-key feud exploded last year when Mariah shaded Nicki at an audition and the rapper snapped. With the show set to return this week, though, Nicki can’t remember why they were clashing in the first place. In her estimation, it was just a matter of ego.
"I don’t know. It was like two big old divas, I guess," Nicki mused after playing dumb about the fight. Admittedly, the rapper acknowledged that she’d heard Mariah was not thrilled to have Nicki on the judge’s panel. Initially, Nicki didn’t believe it, but the two eventually clashed.
As of now, it’s water under the bridge to Nicki. She can’t say the same for her co-star with any certainty. "I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey," Nicki said, adding that she and her mom would sing Mariah’s songs all the time. "I don’t know if she’s gotten over it, but I have."
And Nick seems a bit concerned about what will happen when the show goes live. Actually, she seems to be dreading it.
"You know what? I’m not looking forward to live shows. I cannot trust myself," Nicki said, revealing that she might not be able to hold her tongue if Mariah makes a slick comment. "I just want it to go well. It’s about the contestants, we’ve got a lot of great talent."
She elaborated, "I don’t want anyone on the panel to say something crazy because I don’t want to look like a crazy psycho again."
Unfortunately, the comedian didn’t have any words of wisdom for Nicki as a former judge. But in the spirit of sisterhood and troublemaking, Ellen did hand Nicki a set of Best Friend necklaces that the rapper can split with Mariah.
Nicki seemed unsure that Mariah would accept the gift, but Ellen suggested, "Ask her on the live show, what could she say?"
We’re not sure whether Mariah will be wearing those BFF necklaces any time soon because she seemed pretty uncomfortable with a recent interview with Nicki. See what we’re talking about when you flip through Daily Buzz 1.15.13 below!