Nicki Minaj dropped by the Tonight Show with Jay Leno to promote the upcoming season of American Idol. The singer and rapper downplayed the explosive feud she had with fellow judge, Mariah Carey, in October, but seems to genuinely love Keith Urban–praising his humor and intelligence.

As far as Mariah goes, the rapper respects her talent. The battle started off with joking, but then escalated due to the passions brought to the table by both divas.

And did you know that Nicki was admitted to the famous “Fame” performing arts high school in New York City…for drama. But she failed the singing audition. She couldn’t quite remember the short monologue she used to audition–only remembering the name “Perseus.” Yeah. It was Hmalet! YOU”RE KIDDING. Nicki exclaimed when the crack Tonight show research team informed Jay. Oh Nicki!

Watch the interview below.


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  • zaclona77

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this interview… especially by the part when she talks about the “bad auditions”…. There might be hope for this judging panel after all.

  • zaclona77

    I have to say I was pleasantly surprised by this interview… especially by the part when she talks about the “bad auditions”…. There might be hope for this judging panel after all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    I’m excited for her, but WTF is up with that almost Valley girl-ish voice and the crackle in her voice after she finishes some of her sentences? STOP IT. 

    I just remembered she’s from NY. Her accent’s pretty thick. But I hope she proves everyone wrong.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Very entertaining interview with Nicki. “Do you have a temper?” “Last year I did”. lmao!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Nicki is definitely trying to tone down her look these days, yes this is her toned down. lol I always thought Nicki was going to be a good judge, she’s not going to be a mute like Britney that’s for sure.

    BTW that girl in the preview I think her name is Zoanette. Be prepared to hear a lot from her, just saying.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I am willing to give Nicki a chance because I want a successful season.  Yes, let’s hope this judging panel will do its job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Li-Wright/100001622678180 Li Wright

    Hmmm….still no Mariah on the late shows?  And they don’t appear together like the boyz do?
    Positive, she was dressed conservatively and appropriately. Speaks articulately.
    Negative, she still has a BIG backside.

    She’s often said she wanted to be an actress, but I don’t see it. Maybe little cameo roles. More like a talk show host like Wendy Williamson.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Wow. That was a great interview. I’m PUMPED to see her in action now. SEASON 12 BABY!

  • Jordana33

    That was a fun interview and I love that Nicki isn’t afraid to laugh at herself a bit (the comment about her temper was hilarious). And LOL about her annoyance with Californian drivers! I might actually watch this season. I suspect that she and Keith Urban will be the highlights of the judging panel. 

  • SullyD

    I have so much high expectations for this woman… Don’t fail me now, Nicki!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S3ZGXZCUE2YYOS7QV6QSTKM4SA buffynut2001

    That interview was fun and she looks like she will be fun. If I can just get over that nasally voice!

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Negative, she still has a BIG backside.

    Where I’m from, that is NOT a negative. LOL