Mariah and Nicki Minaj: We're getting along "wonderfully"
The speculation that Mariah Carey was not pleased with Fox's decision to bring Nicki Minaj
on as another new judge began weeks before the network actually confirmed it, so we're not
surprised that there are new rumors suggesting that the two are in the midst of a feud.
But according to Carey, a real feud would take much longer to develop than the time she's
had with Minaj. The songbird and new "Idol" personality said as much during a press
conference in New York on Monday, as she and Minaj laughed at the reports that they're "at
each other's throats".
"We're getting along wonderfully, darling," Minaj told press, as Carey responded, "Dearest
heart!" Besides, Carey added with a laugh: "How are we going to feud in two days?! Like, a
feud takes a little longer to... you know, spread out." Randy Jackson, ever the "Idol"
mediator, assured reporters that they're all having a good time.
Meanwhile, the other newcomer, Keith Urban, explained why he decided to sign on for "Idol"
in the first place: "What I like about it, for me it's not just American Idol, it's about
the dreams... the American dream. That's why I moved to America, you know," Urban said.
"My dad loved America when I grew up in Australia, and I listened to all this American music.
And the fact that you can come from nothing, a tiny little town in Australia with this deep,
deep love for American country music, and be able to move here, and have the career that
I've had, that really is the American dream. So this show can give somebody in the middle
of nowhere that opportunity as well."
Minaj agreed, explaining she just couldn't say no to a brand as big as "Idol". "I feel like,
you don't even have to live in America to respect American Idol," she told press. "I
remember watching American Idol the first season and feeling inspired. I spoke to Jordin
Sparks the other day, and here she is starring in a movie. I've been asked before to do
stuff like this, but this is such a credible brand. It's really serious, it's the real deal,
it's not anything else other than really looking for talent. And if I can be a part of it
then I'm down for it. And plus, I get a chance to wear a whole bunch of different wigs!"
But leave it to Mariah Carey, who throughout the conference was giving proof that she'll
be the one to watch when "Idol" returns in January, to be more blunt. "Do I get a drum roll?"
she asked before admitting that, "honestly, and I'm just being completely honest, I've
never been a fan of this type of thing. I'm just going to be completely honest. But I
realize what it's done for such talented artists, and truly giving them careers. When Randy
Jackson was talking about careers before, you know, you can look to the American Idol
mammoth brand and say they have created superstars. And you can look at them and say they
will have lasting careers. And I think there's an image that goes along with the whole brand
and the whole name and the whole thing, and I just felt like, look, I've done a lot of stuff,
this is something that would be really interesting."
Interesting, to say the least.
Wednesday 19 September 2012
by Lee TS from USA
Very toucy subject indeed. I think her label really marketed her as this very sweet white girl and very pop especially during Music Box era. I mean, if you just look at the Dreamlover video. And if you didn't know you would assume she's white because she passes for white. Whereas someone like Alicia Keys looks light skinned. And Mariah's complexion... read more (Wednesday 1 July 2015; 16:29)
Re: Mariah's "blackness" (55,003)
by JCS from United States
Even with the one drop rule (if you have one drop of black in your blood, then you're black, for those outside the U.S. who didnt know) I believe Mariah has always identified more being biracial than being black. Early on in life she saw the difference between her parents and she just didn't belong in one group or another. Also, her white mother ra... read more (Wednesday 1 July 2015; 14:56)
Mariah in Israel (55,002)
by JCS from United States
Let me just say how nice it is to see Mariah cover up her chest area in Israel. It actually suits her. I'm all for changing it up a little once in a while. I wish she would get a stylist that will get her to look sexy but classy. I think some of the mainstream fans were turned off because at times it seems like it's all about the breasts instead of... read more (Wednesday 1 July 2015; 14:37)
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