Singer and American Idol judge Nicki Minaj has opened up about her feud with Mariah Carey, claiming that she was offended that Mariah did not want her on the show. Nicki says that there was still an air of resentment from Mariah when she turned up on the set.
Minaj explained, “I've gotten so much from people who don't know me from a can of paint - people in the industry, who have such a problem with me. I don't know why they always have to mention me and say something ridiculous and try to shoot me down. These are people who I've looked up to for so long, and I've honoured and respected them and I give them so much love.”
She added, “I was really offended by the Mariah situation and that she didn't want me to be on the show. She didn't specify me, but she didn't want another woman on the show. And then when I got there, you could feel it in the air. I was like, 'Oh my god! What's going on!' Even when they do things, I still love them; I always go back to being a teenager and admire them. I never hate them.”
Speaking to Australian radio show hosts Kyle and Jackie O, Nicki continued, “It gets a lot of attention when I fight back. But that's the key; fight back! Someone started the fight with me, and that's what always happens. But I want my fans and the people who look up to me to stand up for themselves.”
Nicki Minaj has also recently had a bust up with former American Idol judge Steven Tyler, claiming that he is racist. Steven has apologised for any offence he may have caused and has assured his fans that he is certainly not racist.