Edited by Kromm, Jan 22, 2013 @ 6:49 AM.
Nicki Minaj: Bringing "Crazy" Back To The Judging Panel
Posted Jan 22, 2013 @ 6:49 AM
Posted Jan 23, 2013 @ 8:38 PM
Posted Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:03 PM
Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 6:13 PM
What the hell is she doing judging a singing competition, anyway? Last I checked, she was a shitty rapper. She seems to follow the candy-colored robot trend that has become popular with entertainers these days, and looking at her makes me want to punch something. No talent, constantly trying to be the center of attention, she just SUCKS.
Posted Jan 24, 2013 @ 7:04 PM
Edited by ari333, Jan 24, 2013 @ 7:05 PM.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 9:08 AM
It’s quite a shame actually. If Nikki learned to control her temper, rudeness, and ego I think she could be an excellent judge. Buried amongst her fake British accent, steam-roller approach, loudness, inarticulate ramblings, and mean-spiritedness are some solid observations. She needs to drop the shtick (and I don’t mean the crazy outfits, that’s her thing and that’s fine) and she’d be fine.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:35 PM
The vibe I get from Minaj is that it's all about her. Even in her "defense" country girl who said that she was over it - that exchange seemed to be about Minaj as well as far as wanting to be contrary. And additionally, I think she was running on fumes by that time anyway and was just looking for a reason to explode and show her ass. It's not brave. It's not quirky. It's rude, demeaning to others, and not at all appealing in any way.
Imo, even though she provokes all three other judges to some degree, the focus of her eye-rolling and bitchy uncalled-for comments seem to be directed toward Mariah (that is, when she's not humiliating the folks auditioning.) I just hope Mariah doesn't stop to Minaj's level in return.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:53 PM
What I don't understand is why the powers-that-be are electing to edit the show this way. Do they think the fake "drama" will increase ratings?
I really hope that once the four judges settle into their roles, Nikki will be less loud-mouth and more respectful and that the others will speak up more often. As I said previously, when you filter through her affectations Nikki makes some valid observations.
Edited by OakGoblinfly, Jan 25, 2013 @ 1:55 PM.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:10 PM
Minaj, who is a rapper, not a singer, is judging the #1-rated singing contest in America. She can't sing and has no background or training in singing.
The peak of Minaj's success (at least so far) is a grand total of two, count 'em, two, studio albums as a solo "artist." While her debut album did go Platinum, her sophomore album has yet to go Gold and has yielded no #1 single.
Factually speaking, of the four personalities on the newly reconstituted judging panel, Nicki Minaj has, by far, the least amount of professional experience, career success, or longevity.
Yet, in spite of all this, we have Nicki Minaj being given the lead role on this judging panel. The majority of the time, Minaj is the one who greets the contestants, as in: "Hello darling, tell us your name and a little bit about yourself...what are you going to sing for us today?" Then, the majority of the time, Minaj is either the first judge to comment on the performance and/or the judge who provides the longest commentary. She also is most often the judge who polls the other panelists for their opinion prior to voting, as in: "Randy, what did you think about that performance? Keith, what about you?" Then, finally, usually it's Minaj who calls for the final vote, "Okay, let's vote now. Randy, yes or no? Keith? Mariah?"
This must all make sense in some universe I don't know much about. Minaj talks the most (and has the most annoying voice with which to do so), Minaj gives the longest opinions (having no qualifications for providing opinions at all), and Minaj is apparently the head judge, whether it's officially stated or not.
I have a prediction. Remember how Steven Tyler was kind of funny during the audition rounds of his first season? Remember how, by the time he hit about mid-season of the live show in his first season, the only thing he really could think of to say was, "Beautiful...that was...beautiful" until a lot of viewers just wanted to punch him? Minaj is already working on her trademarked meaningless phone-it-in phrase. I've lost count of the number of times she's told an auditioner "You are a superstar!" Newsflash: if everyone's a superstar, nobody is.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 2:17 PM
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 3:58 PM
I don't object to the idea of having someone like her on the panel ~ I do think you need someone that the younger demograph can relate to ~ I object to the mean-spirited, rude, and steam roller personna Nikki is forcing on us.
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 4:16 PM
Posted Jan 25, 2013 @ 5:38 PM
Nicki, not so much. Is she a singer? Does she have vocal training? Does she sing?
Posted Jan 26, 2013 @ 1:56 AM
I wish she was able to monitor her own mouth a bit. Because she DOES occasionally show real signs of actual kindness towards these contestants, and she certainly was perceptive to zero in so well on Randy's usual bullshit where he does that Randy thing of telling people what they're supposed to think about their own music.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 @ 12:07 PM
This is shallow of me and if I liked her at all I'd probably overlook it, but her helium voice and affected pronunciation of certain words only at certain times (not as in someone with a consistent accent) just grate.
Posted Jan 26, 2013 @ 10:56 PM
Posted Jan 27, 2013 @ 4:36 AM
Posted Jan 27, 2013 @ 6:51 PM
Ellen, hmmm, comparing her skills as an AI judge to Minaj's , I'd think Ellen, imo, comes up inadequate as well. I would wonder the same for her qualifications, or lack thereof, as I mentioned as pertaining to Minaj. Maybe this will be a one season gig for Minaj. Unless she changes her attitude, I can't see how this will be a long run for her, imo.
Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 2:33 PM
To be clear, I think Minaj has a big mouth, bad judgement on how much she should be saying and when it becomes tiresome, and is indeed very underqualified as a music expert.
I wasn't aware that Minaj has had Lopez's or Paula's level of success, longevity, years of experience in the business. I was also unaware of her expertise in the areas in which Randy and Simon have made themselves famous.
That said, I can't exactly sign off on Randy as a the preferable alternative. Sure he's got infinitely more experience, but he's also compromised himself and his ethics for far longer. He lacks credibility not because of his experience, but because of those compromises, and also how he's often shown that experience doesn't always equal good taste, or common sense, or effective judgment.
I like the IDEA of Nicki Minaj as a thorn in the side of Randy's ego. Shit like he pulled on that girl who wanted to be a soul singer but who he pigeonholed and manipulated into saying she was ultimately a country girl show so well what's wrong with him, and it took bigmouth Nicki to point it out. The problem with Nicki though is that while the idea of her as Randy's check and balance is good, the actuality isn't as good as the idea. She's observant enough to see the bullshit going on. She's outrageous enough to comment on it. But she's not savvy enough to know how to conduct herself otherwise, and not wise enough to realize how flaky she looks the rest of the time.
Posted Jan 29, 2013 @ 6:24 PM
Posted Jan 31, 2013 @ 7:02 PM
You showed us how the panel is without Minaj. And we like it. Can you please make it permanent?
Posted Feb 7, 2013 @ 11:00 AM
I'm taking a wait and see, but so far I like her.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:42 PM
Edited by TWoP Tennison, Feb 13, 2013 @ 10:22 AM.
Posted Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:44 PM
If only. I swear, she is really spoiling it for me. I can't take it.
CAN SHE PLEASE SHUT UP!!!!
Edited by Ohwell, Feb 7, 2013 @ 8:46 PM.
Posted Feb 8, 2013 @ 12:04 PM
Posted Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:37 AM
And to think I knew nothing of her prior to this and had never seen her speak but my perception from photos and articles was mostly negative: bitchy, quasi-talented contemporary artist.
Now I think she is a strong leader and multitalented woman. She makes Mariah her slow, dimwitted, tryhard lamb. And I love Mariah and followed her career and interviews. I never thought Mariah was particularly bright but next to Minaj, she seems incredibly unsure of herself and, well...lamb-like (not to overuse the allusion to Mariah's fanbase).
Edited by anonymiss, Feb 16, 2013 @ 3:40 AM.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 @ 1:53 AM
Posted Feb 17, 2013 @ 2:10 AM
The one other part I find myself frustrated with is her apparent support for some people BECAUSE they suck. She tosses around the word "unique" like it excuses anything else.
Posted Feb 17, 2013 @ 8:09 PM