(popmusiclife) Nicki Minaj stopped by Ellen this week to promote her new role on American Idol and to perform.
Idol premiered Wednesday, and Minaj's on-screen feuding with fellow new judge Mariah Carey was obvious right from the start.
Nicki spoke with Ellen about the situation. "I dunno, it was just two big 'ol divas, I guess," said Minaj. "Before I went in there, I heard all the stuff that was being said but I didn't believe it. I heard them saying Mariah doesn't want you on the panel, but I'm saying no, I'm friends with Mariah. And I was arguing people down, 'don't believe everything you read, you're crazy!' And so I went there and I kinda started feeling a little bit of the shade, and I just overcompensated by being crazier." Watch it here.