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
||I Still Believe (46,491)
by Michele from USA|
Great reading the love for this song. I Still Believe will always hold a special place in my heart because it is the very first song of Mariah's that I heard live with me in the audience. It was her performance on The View back on November 17, 1998, and I was in the audience. Very awesome day, and afterwards I got to meet her at Virgin Megastore to... read more
(Friday 29 August 2014; 17:03)
||Plot twist (46,490)
by Mandy Monroe from United States|
Hey lambs, just saying I don't think they will get divorced. Just saying, what is their "strong union" for? Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It alw... read more
(Friday 29 August 2014; 16:45)
||I still believe (46,489)
by Otti from Belgium|
Nice to bring this up. I always loved this song, and the video. I think it's one of her best video clip ever. The concept, her style, her beauty. Although it's a cover, she owns it. She sings it like she did write it. It was a huge success in the USA, it went platinum. I was so glad that she gave the single a full treatment at that time. When the a... read more
(Friday 29 August 2014; 15:58)
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