First World Problems: Nicki Minaj Was Scared ‘Idol’ Would Make Her Too Famous

January 5, 2013  |  

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Actually, these aren’t first world problems; these are rich and famous people problems.

According to Zimbio, the producers and judges recently did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter in which they discussed trying to get the show back on top.  When they asked Nicki about finally agreeing to do the show after the rumors had been floating, she said:

“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 I decided to do it.”

Wait, I think I get it. American Idol is a wildly mainstream show and it is understandable that some artists, particularly hip-hop artists, would be a little reluctant to join a show like that which airs weekly.  But that only applies to artists who have never crossed over into the mainstream world. Nicki has been part of the mainstream world so long that many would actually hesitate to still consider her a hip-hop artist or rapper; some just call her a pop artist who also raps.

She’s worried about how collecting a check for judging singers (something she doesn’t do quite well) on a major show makes her look versus the crazy hair, facial expressions and cheesy pop songs? Well, alright then. We all have to figure things out for ourselves.

Do you think that Nicki will ruin (not in a bad way though) her hip-hop image by being on American Idol?

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  • Bey

    Mimi is an icon with maybe a billion+ fans worldwide. Getting into with someone who will always have a place in your fans and americans heart was not smart. She doesn’t know her place.

  • ragamuffin

    She’s full of… And she chooses to be so “over the top” for what reason?

  • ragamuffin

    She’s full of… And she chooses to be so “over the top” for what reason?

  • Kenedy

    Bish, sit down

  • Trisha_B

    I think she means overexposed. I don’t want to hear someone on the radio everyday, see them on every bl og everyday, then see them on my tv everyday? That’s just too much lol. Maybe thats why she’s been real lowkey lately

  • TeahMonae

    She doesn’t even look like a real person anymore. She looks like a cartoon character. Sad

  • if her performance at last year’s grammys and the drama between her and mrs carey didn’t ruin it why should this?

  • FoundLove

    She already lost a lot of respect from hip-hop fans with the type of music she came out with. Like the dud on hot97 said “nobody wants to hear that starships bs”

    • Live_in_LDN

      True she lost a lot of original fans but she replaced them with younger ‘pop’ fans. That’s where the buying power is…

  • ooo kaay