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What us BARBZ Already Knew…

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When most of America heard the news that Nicki Minaj was going to be a judge on this seasons American Idol, some were skeptical, "what does a rapper know about a singing competition?" They quipped. Some even speculated the animated rapper was chosen soley for shock value,  a guarantee to gain publicity for the shows dwindling viewership.  Fast forward a month into the 12th season, with the shows highest ratings yet, the naysayers have been forced to recant their opinions.  Seems the folks at FOX knew exactly what they were doing. Not only is Nicki Minaj funny, she seems to be mirroring former Idol Judge Simon Cowell, giving frank, sometimes brutal but always honest solid advice that contestants and viewers can apply to real world situations.

Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, recently penned an opt-ed article titled 'She's the best of Simon and Paula in one candy-colored package.' Where he posed the question "Why is Nicki Minaj the best judge American Idol has ever had?" Answering, he states: "It's deceptively simple: She is the only judge in Idol history who ever had the chance to see the show before she got famous. So she knows what it's like to watch Idol as a fan… Minaj comes off as sincere and devoid of bullshit, zeroing in on the right contestants. She seems like the smartest person in the room… Minaj is the main reason Idol is kicking off its freshest season in years. She brings a whole new level of gung-ho dementia to the latest makeover." UH! DUhhh!!!!

Take for example, the curt idol contestant Matheus Fernandes (rewind a few weeks back Barbz), who continued to poke fun at his height (or lack thereof). Nicki, who refused to rsvp to his pity-party snapped "you were sort of making reference to your height. Sometimes things can go from being inspiring, to like you wanting a pity party, and once you're great, we don't even notice your height. You don't have to milk that ever again. Be you, be great, and just rest in your talent after today." Then, contestant Paul Jolley mentioned he was "nervous," before belting out a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away.'  Nicki snapped back "just give us one minute of professionalism, It's one minute for you to come onstage and take that off of your face."  Woah! Head BARB is definitely not into sugar-coating things. Which is a good, if not a great thing…But WE already knew that. Folks have to remember this is a competition, based on preparation, consistency, and talent, which Nicki has been consistently reminding the contestants, what we all know, but may have forgotten: "Hard work beats Talent when talent doesn't Work hard." 

Back to Rob Sheffield's article…He goes on to say "It's Minaj who deserves all the credit for firing up the singers and revitalizing the format. She combines the best judging attributes of both Simon (sensible, hard to con, immune to sob stories) and Paula (unpredictable, silly voices). If she can keep it up for the next few months, this might turn out to be Idol's finest hour." Ya think?! Tune in to American Idol Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.

Read the full Rolling Stone article HERE

  1. 5star Barbie avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM, 5star Barbie said:

    nicki u the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. 5star Barbie avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM, 5star Barbie said:

    nicki u the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. 5star Barbie avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:09 PM, 5star Barbie said:

    nicki u the best !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. shortalanlol avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:07 PM, shortalanlol said:

    It's pathetic and really sad that most people are always whining that she's in the show. She's an amazing, funny, and a cheerful judge. She mostly agrees with the other judges, so people that say she has no right to be in the show are utterly retarded. Most people that say she knows nothing about talent don't know anything about talent, either. There is nothing wrong with her being in this competition. Nicki is amazing and people who think otherwise and always talk shit about her can suck a big dick. Period.

  5. Ms.Pinky Favoloso avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:49 PM, Ms.Pinky Favoloso said:

    shes amazing I knew she would be dope as a judge because shes honest and sweet all in one a perfect balance love her

  6. GODfirst7 avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:51 PM, GODfirst7 said:

    of course HB is great oh and they forgot to mention why the ratings are so high (hint) this is my first time watching American idol
    #Teamminaj! 4Life.

  7. Teanna123 avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM, Teanna123 said:

    I ALREADY NEW IT!! OF COURSE!!! NICKI MINAJ IS DA BEST JUDE IDOL AS AD!!! SE IS SOOO HONEST!! TERE IS NO NEED TO SURER COAT ANYTIN!!! SURE DEY AVE BEEN SAYING Y NICKI DISRESPECTED MARIA AND Y SE A JUDE AND ALL DAT. BUT PEOPLE AINT SEEING DA BIER PICTURE. WEN U EXAMINE MARIA ON IDOL U CAN SEE ER VERY UGLY ATTITUDE. I DONT CARE OW OLD U R BUT U JUST LOOK STUPID ACTIN LIKE U STUCK UP AND BETTER DAN EVERYBODY. SURELY NICKI AS TO STAY UP TERE!! AMERICAN IDOL WOULD BE NOTING WITHOUT ER!!! TEAM MINAJ TILL DA DEAT OF ME!!! YMCMB, TEAM MINAJ, AND NICKI MINAJ #1 STUNNAS BABY!!! LOVE U NNIIIIICCCCCKKKKKIIII!!!! MMMMMMUUUUUUUAAAAA!!!!

  8. Hermosa Barbie avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 6:05 PM, Hermosa Barbie said:

    I'm so proud of you Honeybunz. Your a great role model, love you!!!!!!

  9. Ken-doll_Minaj avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 5:37 PM, Ken-doll_Minaj said:

    Im so proud of her and glad people understand that she IS American Idol

  10. ajestrada avatar

    On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 4:05 PM, ajestrada said:

    She made american idol more popular :)

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