Nicki Minaj Says Idol Gig Is a ‘Milestone For Black Women
YMCMB misses Nicki Minaj says black women and hip hop should be proud of her newest gig.
The big-bootied ‘Barbie,’ who was recently added to the American Idol judges panel alongside music industry heavyweights Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson, told MTV News:
“It’s a milestone for me; it’s a milestone for hip-hop; it’s a milestone for young black women,” Nicki told MTV News. “Has there ever been a black woman [judging] on the show? This is a show that 20 million people watch so I feel like we should be represented on that show and I’m very proud of my decision to do it.”
Nicki also revealed that she DID in fact have doubts about accepting the $12 million offer to become a judge on the show, but went for it anyway in the end:
“Of course I had doubts but I had to realize that my fears of doing the show came a lot from what I thought people would say,” she said. “I had to really think and [realize that] a lot of decisions I’ve made in my career, people thought I was f—ing crazy and I made them, and I continue to make the hard decisions. I continue to make the decisions that people don’t have the balls to make. And that’s what separates me from everybody else.”
One thing is for sure, it seems like people will definitely tune in to see how this panel works together with so much divapower in one room. Will you be watching?