See? This is great. Mariah Carey responds to the Nicki Minaj dustup without saying a word. In this case, It’s her husband, Nick Cannon, relaying her message in an interview with KTLA TV in Los Angeles
“My wife has been taking the high road,” Carey’s husband told KTLA-TV anchors. “But it feels like even the producers and everybody else want to play into the sound bites.”
“She’s like, ‘Aw, man. I wish that experience could be about what the show is really supposed to be about,’” Cannon said. “She really loves these contestants and has a connection with her fellow singers.”
In my opinion, there is a ton of blame to go around here–from Nicki and her hot-headed big mouth, to the producers trying to make hay of the feud, and Mariah herself fueling the fire, in her own passive-aggressive way. No heroes here.
“What’s amazing is my wife foreseen all of this,” Cannon said. “She tried to tell the network, ‘I don’t think this is going to work. I’m afraid.’”
She wanted to be the only woman on the panel, methinks.
“‘I love the show, but you’re kinda taking it in the wrong direction. This is going to turn into one of those reality shows,’” Cannon continued to paraphrase. “She’s like, ‘I didn’t sign up to be on ‘Love & Hip Hop.’”
I’m not convinced she did HER part to make it work. Like I said, plenty of blame to go around.
“I think if they get it stable she might re-look at it,” Cannon said. “But nobody wants to be a part of anything that’s unstable.”
Eh. I’ll be real surprised if she’s back next year. When a superstar is paid a big salary to judge a reality competition, the expectation is that great ratings will be the result. With Idol’s rapidly declining numbers, I’m expecting a clean sweep. The producers MIGHT hang on to Keith Urban, because he came cheap in the first place.
Via The Wrap