Nicki Minaj reported for “Idol” duty during the TCA Winter Press Tour on Tuesday. After attending a Q&A session earlier in the day, the hip-hop diva put on her party dress and headed down to the Fox all-star bash with fellow judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. While Mariah Carey was a no-show, a black-haired Nicki made the rounds, mingling with Fox executives and press at the Langham hotel in Pasadena.
Nicki took a seat alongside fellow judges Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban during the 2013 Winter TCA (Television Critics Association) Tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday (January 8).
Nicki rocked a black wig and Louboutins, fielding questions about their feud and their participation in America’s No. 1 show.
Nicki and the rest of the American Idol judges grace the cover of the January issue of the Hollywood Reporter. Check out a snippet of the article below and check out the full article discussing the Nicki and Mariah feud and more at the source.
Minaj also consulted those close to her [about joining American Idol]. “I had a lot of talks with people — my family, my best friends, my label, Lil Wayne, management and then the producers,” she says. In the end, it was Darnell who helped sway her. Adds the 30-year-old: “He was so lovable and made me feel so comfortable and confident. He kept saying, ‘I promise we’re going to protect you; you’re going to love it, we’re a big family.’ ”
Among Minaj’s concerns: her cred in the rap world, for one. As an artist signed to Cash Money Records — home to her mentor Lil Wayne, Drake, Jay Sean and DJ Khaled and a label that has sold more than 78 million albums since its founding in 1991 — she points to “a judgmental culture in hip-hop,” where “sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it.”
Amped up for a New Year, Nicki Minaj hosted a New Year’s Eve party in Las Vegas on Monday night.
The Starships songstress wowed the crowd in bust-baring, Herve-Leger-designed gold number as she partied the night away at PURE nightclub at Caesar’s Palace.
Ms. Minaj also treated guests to a performance of her songs off her new album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up.” Check out high qaulity photos from the event by clicking the thumbnails above! Videos are listed below.
Nicki brought her spectacular show to Dubai for the first time ever yesterday (December 28). Nicki dressed up with new leggings and more to make sure her outfit wasn’t racy in the country. She performed at the Meydan Racecourse while singing songs such as “Va Va Voom” and “Marilyn Monroe”. Check out photos from the concert by clicking the thumbnails above and you can check out videos after the jump.