Nicki Minaj put an end to her warm and welcoming streak on "American Idol" Thursday. Disgusted by some of the male contestants, performing solo during Hollywood week, the "Super Bass" talent became brutally honest.
"You walked out so defeated and that really irritated me. Just give us one minute of professionalism," Minaj told hopeful Paul Jolley, who had earned her praise during the initial audition process.
Performing a rendition of Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away," Jolley seemed somewhat off kilter. That said, he admitted that he had personal problems, beyond the pressure of preparing a song and performance. Still, Nicki Minaj did not budge, causing Jolley to shed a few tears backstage.
"It's one minute for you to come on stage and take that off of your face. It was such a turn-off," Minaj said, slamming Jolley's excuse for the performance.
Standout contestant Matheus Fernandes felt Nicki Minaj's wrath after a somewhat painful performance of "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" by Kelly Clarkson.
According to Nicki Minaj, Fernandes made a massive mistake picking that song.
"Sometimes things can go from inspiring to wanting a pity party," said Minaj. "You don't have to milk that ever again."
After sending Matheus Fernandes home, Nicki Minaj witnessed a performance from one of her early favorites, Papa Peachez. Not happy with him however, Minaj said he disappointed her and the flame that he once had was extinguished.
"I'm pretty sure that flame is now completely burnt out. I'm so disappointed. I don't know why you would choose this song," Minaj said, adding that Peachez allowed the competition to somehow take away his individuality.
Sending Papa Peachez and a few other contestants home, Minaj said "This was the one time to fight for your life. For the rest of you who have made it, fight for your life."
Did Nicki Minaj make the right decisions or was she a little too direct with the guys?
"American Idol" returns Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on FOX.