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
Top 3 #1s (53,659)
by TheOne from Philippines
1) Vision of Love - I think this is one of her most mature songs because of its content. I still can't believe how mature she was at the age 20. 2) Fantasy - This is her most uplifting song IMO. Whenever I listen to it, I feel happy and great. This song does not get old and I think it would still rock the charts if it's released today. 3) Hero -... read more (Friday 22 May 2015; 8:51)
Vegas concert / Thank God I Found You (53,658)
by Trish from USA
I got to see the show on Wednesday 5/20, and overall I loved it because I loved hearing some of the older songs live, but I do have a gripe. No, not about her voice which still brings me to tears, but about Thank God I Found You. Mariah stripped it down and sang with just her and the piano (something she doesn't do *nearly* enough anymore) and it w... read more (Friday 22 May 2015; 8:43)
#1 To Infinity is still doing well Internationally (53,657)
by Travon...The Nostalgic of Truth from USA
I am pleased with international fans and their response to this album. Music sales might be nothing now in the USA but international countries tend to still buy albums. People or haters say Mariah is not a global artist but how can you explain this consistent effort with no promotion in these countries for almost 5 straight days. The United Kingdom... read more (Friday 22 May 2015; 8:33)
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