Nicki Minaj Has No Problem Being The ‘Toughest’ Judge On ‘American Idol’

Young Money rapper tells Ryan Seacrest about her upcoming E! special as well as what her Barbz can expect from her on 'Idol.'

Nicki Minaj might be one of the busiest women in music, if not the busiest.

She released two music videos in the span of a couple weeks, (“Boys” and “Va Va Voom”), she is gearing up to make her judging debut on “American Idol” and she’s currently on her Roman Reloaded European tour.

And Minaj is giving her Barbz a front-row seat to it all as she is set to appear in three E! specials, “Nicki Minaj: My Truth,” which chronicle her life over a three-week period.

On Wednesday, the YMCMB rapper called into Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show and revealed what her fans can expect from the upcoming special, the first of which airs Sunday.

“You’re going to see the no makeup, the crazy sweaty face in the studio, you know, the regular stuff. You’re going to see rehearsals for the tour. People always see the glamorous side of the tour when I’m all made up and done up and everything is already set in stone,” Minaj said. “You’re going to see the behind-the-scenes stuff…me saying how I really feel about the people who interview me and a good part of what I love about the special is that its showing the people around me, the people I love, the people I have to be with everyday and its showing us take on these new things that are going my way recently.”

Minaj continued, “It’s been really really busy, I’ve been finishing up the album, doing the ‘Idol’ stuff, rehearsing for the tour and everything had to be done in a span of three weeks.”

One thing Minaj is eagerly awaiting fans to see is the making of her upcoming album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded- The Re-Up, which hits stores November 19.

“I wanted to document that release so fans could be part of this body of work, more so than they’ve ever felt with any other thing that I’ve ever put out, so I really wanted to document that,” Minaj said.

While she didn’t touch on her rumored rivalry with fellow “Idol” judge Mariah Carey,she did reveal her tactic when judging the contestants.

“I went into it thinking I want to be honest. I remember that some of the toughest criticism I’ve ever gotten is what stood out in my brain and what made me better,” she said. “I didn’t want to go on the show and be phony to the contestants. I want them to have a real idea of the business, because this is real life.”

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Christina Garibaldi has been an on-camera reporter for MTV News since 2011. When not interviewing or writing about her favorite stars, she keeps herself busy with baby animal videos and boy bands.
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