In a Lil Wayne Nicki Minaj update, it's been revealed that the YMCMB mentor for the new "American Idol" judge doesn't watch her on the show. The reason for Weezy not tuning in may be the same as many other disinterested viewers: he doesn't want to see all the bickering between Nicki and Mariah Carey.
As reported by Inquisitr on Feb. 2, Wayne said that Nicki has actually told him he doesn't want to watch. Weezy recently said of his reluctance to watch "Idol" on FOX:
"Actually, I’ve never watched it … When I talk to her she’s always tells me, `You don’t wanna watch that, you’re not going to be into it.’ She knows me … It’s kind of like a cat fight where they be going back and forth type of thing, I’m not into all that."
Despite Lil Wayne not watching Nicki Minaj on "American Idol," he was actually the one who encouraged her to go ahead and take the gig as a judge. Nicki said just last month:
"I asked a lot of people I really cared about if I should do it and the last person that I asked was Lil Wayne. He said ‘Absolutely do it’ and that was my last thing where I found peace with it, so I did it, I signed on the dotted line."
So that settles it, Wayne wishes Nicki well in all her endeavors, whether or not he watches over them. If anything, it makes for smart promotion, bringing Nicki to the attention, whether it's positive or negative, of more people.
Nicki Minaj continues to stay relevant not only by her controversial antics on "American Idol," but also with several hit songs she is a guest on. "Beauty and a Beat" by Justin Bieber featuring Minaj is currently #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 US singles chart, while "Girl on Fire" by Alicia Keys also features Minaj and is at #12.