American Idol Season 12 Judge Nicki Minaj Snaps Back At Jimmy Iovine

Nicki Minaj

Beware the wrath of Nicki Minaj. The American Idol season 12 judge is none too pleased with in-house mentor Jimmy Iovine after his tough words this week about the lack of judging coming from the judges.

This wasn’t the first time Minaj became vocal over displeasure with critiques coming from outside forces as we saw when Steven Tyler slammed her methods prior to the season launch. But this time Minaj refrained from playing the “that’s racist!” card and just told Jimmy to ‘shut it!’

“I wish he would just zip his lips and let America make their own decisions,” says Nicki Minaj, who argues that Iovine’s negativity may be impacting the results.

“Because he comes down very hard on Lazaro [Arbos], America keeps voting for him. You don’t want to force a decision down [viewers’] throats because they’re going to feel compelled to rebel.”

So Nicki seems to feel the judges should gently pat the Hopefuls behinds and let the audience do the judging? I think I’m going to have to side with Jimmy one this one as I prefer to get a little judging out of the judges on American Idol.

What do you think? Is either one of them right or should viewers be approaching their decision making for votes in a whole different way?

Source: TV Guide