After judge Nicki Minaj attacked American Idol 12 finalist, Devin Velez, via twitter Friday, the eliminated contestant responded in an interview with TV Guide. He’s taking the high road, which is a very smart thing to do at this point. Devin comes off as the grown up in the situation.
Comments were made that I was being ungrateful…Nicki Minaj is Nicki Minaj and she has a very strong opinion, a very strong voice. I think that I’m mature enough to handle situations like this. I might have fed the fire and I did apologize afterward, and I did take out a couple of tweets, just because my reputation is everything at this point. I’m nowhere near her star power or star level. So I’m not going to sit here and argue. I love her no matter what. I think she’s a great judge. I do have a respect for her. Her fans is what I was most worried about. Her tweets didn’t bother me. It’s her fans that went CRAZY. I’m OK. Me and the Devonairs–we’re fine.
Having been on the other end of a Barbz attack myself, I can imagine how insane his mentions must have become for a time last Friday. That’s the other thing–when a star lashes out at somebody, it’s basically permission for fans to go on the offensive. Scary.
Via TV Guide