Nicki Minaj Comes For Barbara Walters: Am I Not Good Enough For You Because I’m A Little Black Girl That Raps?
“My Truth” is certainly an appropriate title for Nicki Minaj’s three-part reality series because the hip-pop star definitely seems to have a distorted view of reality. On Sunday night’s installment, Nicki addressed the “American Idol” drama with Mariah Carey and the media aftermath, and surprisingly she had more harsh words for “The View’s” Barbara Walters than Mimi.
Nicki didn’t seem to appreciate that Barbara reached out to Mariah to get her side of the story and not her. And even though Barbara’s excuse that she had Mariah’s home number and didn’t know how to get in touch with Roman (even though the producers booked her on the show a couple weeks before) was weak, I don’t know if Nicki’s explanation for why that happened was totally accurate. According to Necole Bitchie, in her confessional, she said:
I hear that Mariah went to Barbara Walters with some more fabrication. Telling Barbara Walters that I said something about a gun, which everyone knows I’m way smarter than that. Like, wow. I was like, ‘Really?’ My jaw was like open and I was in shock. I’ve never in my life said anything regarding a gun.
I did not say anything right away. I wanted everything to blow over, but you picking up TMZ and Barbara Walters…and now you’ve done opened a can of worms. Am I not good enough for you to get my side because I’m a little black girl that raps? Because if I was J.Lo, you would’ve called J.Lo’s camp. Are we not good enough for you now Barbara? Because you wasn’t even there when I was on the show, Barbara. So I guess I’m not good enough, I’m only good enough to tell people that I’m unpredictable when you don’t f***king know me.
Why would I want to have a rift with someone that I have looked up to my whole life. I’ve loved her. I even told her that in the meeting. I’m happy that Mariah’s on the panel because I think that’s a great thing. You’ve got one of the greatest singers that ever sang ever in the world. Ain’t nothing wrong with that, but the fact that you find something wrong with me being on there? That’s why there’s an issue.
Obviously it’s another ploy to get me off the show…And ain’t nobody gon’ run me off that motha f***kin’ show.”
Nicki also explained how her admiration for Mariah ended up turning into going toe-to-toe with her during auditions.
I just know that I had reached my boiling point.Twenty minutes before that happened, she egged me on and I was like, ‘You know what? Let me go.’ I walked off. I stormed off the stage because I didn’t want to do that. So, I left, and when I came back it was another jab and I said, ‘Okay, now I’m gonna show you…’ She’s admitted that she did not want another female doing the show. Thinking somebody’s coming to steal her shine, nitpicking, and I don’t do well with that passive aggressive s–t. I stay away from mother f–kers. I work and keep it moving. I don’t f–k with the people in the business, but I did the show today and it was good. I made it clear like, if you do that again, I’m gonna do this again. Like, I’m not gonna allow it anymore. I can’t.
Well, we haven’t heard of any shenanigans since. Maybe Nicki really did shut it down.
Do you think it was shady of Barbara Walters not to reach out to Nicki after the “American Idol” drama?