*Turns out that not only Mariah Carey and a few “Idol” fans are finished with Nicki Minaj and her regular antics. But now journalists are getting pissy with the artist.
“Access Hollywood” correspondent Laura Saltman was on the “Idol” red carpet interviewing contestants and judges, where she apparently rubbed the Young Money rapper the wrong way.
The reporter asked Nicki about her recent Twitter exchange with Mariah, but Nicki, instead of expecting that question due to the public nature of her conversation about the singer, quickly snapped.
“That question didn’t even make sense. So you want me to insinuate what you’re talking about. I’m not going to.” Before Laura could get out a follow-up question Nicki rolled her eyes and quipped, “Okay, goodnight,” and walked away.
Laura don’t play that and took to the “Access Hollywood” blog, calling Nicki “a mean girl, a cyber-bully who is just perpetuating the problems of social media,” and questioning the Young Money star’s relevance on the show, versus that of her adversarial cohort, Mariah. The entire blog post read:
“In my 20 years in entertainment news, I have interviewed close to 5,000 celebrities – people who have bigger bragging rights than Nicki. Men and women who have Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. Yet by far she is the most ungracious of anyone I have met,” she wrote, complaining about Nicki’s handlers and other members of her camp, as well.
“Each week, she comes backstage for interviews and we are told ‘two questions only’ while her people hover over you and even, at times, have their hand on your arm as you end your interview to make you stop. Waiver from the two-question rule and Nicki herself will walk away. She makes zero eye contact and has no connection to whomever is interviewing her. If she likes your question, she may give you a proper answer. If she doesn’t, she may give you a dirty look and walk off.”
So bam Nicki.
But of course she didn’t stay quiet about it.
Check out the Twitter posts below: