Yesterday was the first American Idol
live show and one of the judges was not there for the start of the show. Nicki Minaj claims she was stuck in traffic and that is why you didn’t see her at the judges table until a 1/3 of the way through on the show.
I am sorry, but there is no excuse for not being there on time. She should’ve been then way earlier for hair and makeup because she looks like she needs it. But not only that you would think she would want to prep for her first live appearance on the Fox singing competition. I thought that working on Idol was a full day’s job during the live shows, so I don’t get why she couldn’t be there by 5p.
Now when it comes to her traffic excuse, I don’t get why she was taking the 405 to get there. Taking that route is really out of the way to get to where they tape Idol.
If I were Idol, I would dock her salary for the day. Try to teach her lesson. Then I would make her apologize tonight during the live show for not respecting the viewers enough to be there on time. Finally and most importantly I would hire her a run down smelly limo and have it pick her up at 12n. This way there’s no excuse why she can’t be down at TV City by 5p.
As much as I would punish her for her tardiness, I am sure Mariah Carey punished her even more than I can dream of. I mean her face says it all. She is so f*cking pissed!