Nick Cannon "wasn't concerned" Nicki Minaj would be a threat to his wife Mariah Carey's safety after their American Idol argument.
The two went head-to-head on the judging panel of the show last week, with Nicki at one point threatening to shoot the "Hero" singer and filming having to be called off, but Nick claims he was not "worried" about what was said and believes it made "good news" for the series.
"I wasn't concerned. That's exactly what you called it - drama. With drama, it's theatrics. I'm not worried about that stuff. I wasn't there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job, Fox!" he told E! News.
Mariah was supposedly so nervous about what Nicki said - at one point calling for her head to be cut off - she beefed up her security detail. However, a friend of Mariah's said she would not let the "Starships" hitmaker ruin her time on American Idol because she has dealt with "far worse" in her long career: "She's not going to let this faze her now - the outbursts won't faze her. She'll handle [it] with poise and grace. Mariah has dealt with far worse in her career."
Nicki Minaj splashed out $70,000 on a toy sports car for Lil Wayne's birthday. The American Idol judge - who is signed to the rapper's Young Money label - bought him a Campagna T-Rex 14R, a toy two-seater motorcycle-car hybrid, that usually costs $50,000 and added some pricey extras, according to TMZ. She then had the gift delivered to Lil Wayne's birthday bash in Hollywood on Thursday, where he was celebrating turning 30.
Wayne and Nicki are close friends, and earlier this year he pulled her out of the Summer Jam Concert when radio DJ Peter Rosenberg slighted her track "Starships."
Nicki Minaj is always surprised by the love her fans have for her.
The "Starships" singer came face-to-face with 300 excited admirers at the launch of her new scent Pink Friday at Macy's Herald Square in New York City on Monday, and she insists it always feels like a "celebration" when she meets them.
"When I get to meet my fans, it's a celebration. My fans have seen me come from absolutely nothing to get here, so it's inspirational for them. When I talk to them, they're usually telling me, 'We're so proud of you, Nicki,' as if they're my parents or something. It's weird the bond that we have. Today, we're celebrating," she said, speaking at the event.
Nicki has just joined the judging panel of American Idol alongside Keith Urban, Mariah Carey and Randy Jackson and she intends to approach the auditions like a music fan rather than an established recording artist: "I'm going to watch it as a fan. What draws me to the show is that I feel like a lot of people who don't know me will get to know me, my real personality outside of what everyone thinks of me. I'm also going to play a part in making a new superstar."
Justin Bieber likes Nicki Minaj's butt.
The "Boyfriend" singer - who is dating fellow teen star Selena Gomez - finds himself attracted to girl's bottoms, and can't help but have a soft spot for rapper Nicki, who is famed for her large derriere.
"I think I'm a butt guy. I just like butts. I'm attracted to them. Do I have any favorites? Nicki Minaj has got a nice one," he said.
The 18-year-old star also confessed he likes Beyonce, but has too much respect for her husband, Jay-Z to ever try any moves on her. When asked who he would like to follow him on Twitter, he added, "Beyonce. She's so sexy. I'm in love with everything about her. But I love Jay-Z, so I can't do anything about it. I've had a crush on her for a long time. But I wouldn't come between them, I would never do that. But I'm going to make her follow me just by keeping talking about it."
Nicki Minaj has returned to Twitter - but has lost her 11 million followers.
The "Superbass" hitmaker deleted her account just nine days ago after becoming angry with her tracks being leaked online, but has now returned to the social networking site under the same name @nickiminaj. All of her original tweets have been restored, but she has yet to Tweet since she has returned.
Nicki claimed earlier this week she did plan to return to the site at some point because she felt bad for her fans, who she calls Barbz. She also revealed she rarely sees any negative responses to her Tweets because she has so many fans.
"I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I've got so many followers that I'm not able to see them that much. I'll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good. But the way I deal with it is if I see someone tweet something bad, I'll retweet it and put some lewd thing back."
Nicki Minaj is "enjoying life" without Twitter.
The 29-year-old "Starships" rapper closed her account last week after getting into an argument with fan site NickiDaily, which allegedly leaked tracks from her album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. With just 30 days to reinstate the account, Nicki admits she is in two minds, mainly because she doesn't want to break contact with her fans, who she calls "Barbz."
"I don't know yet. I have to say, I've been kind of enjoying life without twitter. But I feel bad on the Barbz. They got really sad when I deleted it," she told The Sun when asked if a Twitter return is on the cards.
Not one to back away from a fight, Nicki believes the best way to confront online haters is to reply to their name-calling: "I think most artists will experience a lot of negative people on Twitter but, thank God, I've got so many followers that I'm not able to see them that much. I'll see some from time to time but, for the most part, I always focus on something good. But the way I deal with it is if I see someone tweet something bad, I'll retweet it and put some lewd thing back."
Nicki Minaj never wants to be poor again. The 29-year-old singer had a tough childhood with an abusive father and grew up without a great deal of material possessions but the "Starships" hitmaker believes her upbringing made her even more determined to be successful.
"In the business you have to be used to really having all the doors closed. So when you have a childhood where you are used to being told 'no' and you're used to not being able to get the best Christmas gifts, you are accustomed to not always getting what you want. But then you become accustomed to working for it. I never want to go back to being poor. Once you have a taste of that you will always be driven. I know what that felt like and I don't want to feel it ever again. So yeah, I mean my childhood was crazy but it got me to the point where I had so much faith in whatever I was doing. I just always feel where there's a will there's a way and I live my entire life that way now."
Nicki Minaj has deleted her Twitter account after getting angry about her music being leaked online.
The "Turn Me On" singer became annoyed after fan site NickiDaily posted leaked tracks from her relaunched album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, causing her to state she would not be returning to the social networking site.
"And that's exactly why I'm paying the barbz DUST right now! And deleting my Twitter. Smdh - don't cry for me argentina. Like seriously, its but so much a person can take. Good f***ing bye. (sic)" she wrote in a series of posts.
She briefly returning to the site yesterday, Tweeting, On second thought I'll just follow a new set of barbz. The ones I follow r very mean and ratchet. *side eyes them* *looks into the sea for more* (sic)"
Her account has now been deleted and she has 30 days to reinstate her username should she change her mind.
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Nicki Minaj wants children within the next 10 years.
The "Super Bass" singer is keen to find the right man to settle down and start a family with and would like it to happen sooner rather than later.
"In 2022, I'll definitely be married and I'll definitely have my two children. I might have three, but I do want at least one boy," said the 29 year-old singer.
Nicki says she is keen to have a little boy because she has always been close to her younger brother. When asked by Complex magazine about why she'd prefer a son to a daughter, Nicki said, "Yeah 'cause you think I'm going to dress her up in wigs. No. A baby boy. Because, I'm so attached to my little brother and I felt like that was my real son. And boys, they're just so, I don't know, my heart just melts when I see them."
Nicki also revealed how she is a "pessimist" and doesn't have time to appreciate the good things that have happened to her: "I happen to be a pessimist, and maybe that's a good thing because I don't stop to smell the roses - which is not a good personal thing. I don't stop and enjoy those moments. Always on to the next and never in the moment."
Nicki Minaj says trying to look sexy for men is "boring."
The "Check It Out" rapper was constantly told to act and dress in a seductive way when she started off her hip-hop career but she resisted. Nicki is now famous for her flamboyant outfits and obsession with Barbie dolls and she insists it's important to embrace your uniqueness as a woman rather than conform to the stereotypical concept of sexiness that pervades throughout the pop world.
"When I started getting serious about rap, the people closest to me were like, 'You should dress this way, you should speak that way, you should rap this way.' I just started feeling super caged in. It seemed the only look for women in hip-hop was sexy. I thought you had to do that. But it's boring. The typical sexy. I mean, girls wanna be sexy but I also think you have other sides of yourself."
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