Looks like Nicki Minaj has lost a fan or two over at Access Hollywood.
Minaj made headlines this week for arguing with fellow AI judge, Mariah Carey (once again), but the madness didn’t stop there. The “I Am Your Leader” emcee took to her Twitter to slam Carey, calling her “bitter” and “insecure.” Carey’s fans (or her ‘Lambs’ as she calls them) tried their best to come to her defense, but Minaj wasn’t phased in the least.
Access Hollywood‘s Laura Saltman caught up with Minaj to ask her if she was looking forward to Idol ending and about about the Mariah Carey tweets she unleashed. Minaj wasn’t interested in answering the questions ( or she didn’t think the questions made sense) so she stormed off.
Shortly after that segment, Saltman wrote a blog titled “American Idol: The Trouble With Nicki Minaj (Dish Of Salt),” where she slammed Minaj’s unnecessary presence on the show, her career longevity and more.
Here are some highlights from that article:
“In my 20 years in entertainment news, I have interviewed close to 5,000 celebrities — people who have bigger bragging rights than Nicki. Men and women who have Oscars , Grammys and Emmys. Yet, by far, she is the most ungracious of anyone I have met.”
She continues, “Each week, she comes backstage for interviews and we are told “two questions only” while her people hover over you and even, at times, have their hand on your arm as you end your interview to make you stop. Waiver from the two-question rule and Nicki herself will walk away. She makes zero eye contact and has no connection to whomever is interviewing her. If she likes your question, she may give you a proper answer. If she doesn’t, she may give you a dirty look and walk off. After she posted mean comments about Mariah on Twitter yesterday calling her “bitter” and “insecure,” I wanted to give her the opportunity to redeem herself or perhaps apologize. I phrased my question that her comments had caused quite a stir online and asked if she had anything to say about it. She looked at me and told me my question made no sense and when I tried to explain it further she just said “goodnight” and walked off in a huff.
In my 12 years covering “Idol,” I have never seen someone with such a disconnect to the media.”
Saltman concluded her piece by saying, ” The truth is that 20 years from now, Mariah Carey will still be known as one of the best female vocalists of all time. Nicki Minaj – well, I will let you decide that.”
Check out the video of Minaj storming off during her Access Hollywood interview below. Minaj’s interview segment begins at the 2:17 mark.