Nicki Minaj Tweets: “Saves are Bullsh*t…Simply Be Gracious”

Uh oh. Nicki Minaj is pissed and her ire appears to be directed at newly eliminated American Idol contestant, Devin Velez. She took to twitter today to call him out.

Not sure why she’s telling him to be gracious, because she could have canned his butt before he even made it into the Top 20.

She also calls the save “bullshit” and insists that if she could not save her favorite, Curtis Finch Jr, nobody is gettin’ saved.  Could Nicki simply refuse to save ANYBODY this year? Hm. (Eta: Nicki told a reporter last night that she wants an all-female Top 5, making it likely she’s save a girl to achieve that. But sorry boys. You’re screwed.)


UPDATE:  Devin responded via twitter, but deleted it later


I’m guessing that Devin is throwing some shade on Nicki in his post Idol interviews, and it has gotten back to her. Indeed, in this interview, he calls her out for the way she treated the boys after their disastrous trio Wednesday night.

MARIAH told Devin that NOT SAVING HIM WAS THE WRONG DECISION! No wonder Nicki is pissed! Also, Nicki made it clear to this reporter that she only plans on saving a girl. She wants an all-female top 5. Devin snarked and called her “sexist.”

ETA:  From Devin’s conference call with reporters today:

Was he pointing fingers at Lazaro after the disastrous trio performance? Did Nicki over react a little bit? “Looking back at the video, I know where Nicki was coming from. I agree with the first half of her critique, when she said that it felt like it was Hollywood week, that it was a joke, that stuff like that should not happen, that she was going to pretend that she didn’t hear it. When she went crazy–when she was like ‘get off the stage, blah blah blah’ and it’s just like ‘whoa Miss Minaj, I need you to calm down please.’ We’re still human, we still have feelings. She doesn’t care sometimes. It’s all good, we still love Nicki. Hearing that, it still is a little cutting while on stage. But the way my mother raised me was when someone was saying bad things about you when they’re not true? Guess what, they’re not talking about you. When Nicki Minaj was saying that we were forgetting our lyrics and we were off-pitch–without pointing fingers–I wasn’t off pitch, nor did I forget my lyrics, therefore I didn’t take that to offence. But it still sucks to be up there, seeing your team get knocked down that hard. But what happened happened. We’re growing and I think it was a great wake up call. I don’t think that’s going to happen again on the show.”

Does Devin think Nicki’s tough critiquing this week was the result of Jimmy complaining that the judges were too soft? “Nicki Minaj is one of those characters where she has multiple personalities–she’s her own person. And it’s weird, because you never know what you’re going to get with Nicki Minaj. She could have been upset because the night before she was wearing the same colored dress as Mariah, or that she was on time. We never know. But I know that I love her as a judge…It’s when she gets into the exaggerative speaking, where it’s just like, ‘Ah, take it easy!’ You don’t wanna hurt somebody else’s feelings.  But yeah, she is who she is.”

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