What was in Nicki Minaj's big red Coke cup on Wednesday night?
The "American Idol" judge was not only super late for this week's live-performance show, but she was acting wackier than usual. The rap superstar's antics included bizarre eye-batting, fashion critiques, and a rambling recipe for buttermilk waffles doused in Aunt Jemima.
Not that Nicki didn't have some valid critiques when it came to the Top 10's performances. While she completely missed contestant Curtis Finch's rendition of "I Believe" (she was stuck in traffic on the 405, the 101, or some L.A. freeway), she was on the set in time to engage in playful banter with fellow judge Keith Urban (hence the bizarre eye-batting), and before long, she whipped her gigantic sunglasses off and was calling out Angie Miller's "sexy" legs and accusing Paul Jolley of stirring her "sexual appetite."
After Devin Velez's performance of Carrie Underwood's "Temporary Home," Keith Urban slammed the 18-year-old contestant's lack of confidence and song choice. But Nicki's eyelashes were going a mile a minute as she begged to differ with Urban, announcing that she disagreed with all of his points.
"That was crazy," she said. "I disagree with everything you said [Keith]!" She went onto praise Velez for staying in his comfort zone.
The "Idol" judge was also very focused on fashion this week. She liked how most of the kids were styled, even telling Lazaro Arbos that she dug that he looked "like Ricky Ricardo tonight," even if she didn't love his performance.
Want to know what the Barbz eat for breakfast? Nicki ran down her favorite way to make waffles, while simultaneously critiquing contestant Kree Harrison's performance of the song "Cryin'."
"Sometimes, when I wake up, sometimes, if I'm not working, I'll eat waffles. Like, buttermilk waffles," Minaj said. "And I'll have to have Aunt Jemima syrup on it. I'll toast it, but never burn it, and then I'll put it in the microwave to warm it up a little bit. That's what that performance felt like to me."
Keith Urban proceeded to take a whiff of the rapper's Coke cup after that one.
After Candice Glover nailed the Ben E. King song "I, Who Have Nothing," Nicki refrained from the macabre (she once told the R&B singer, "I want to skin you and wear you") and instead declared, "It would be in everybody's best interests to never perform that song ever again. You just destroyed and annihilated."
Meanwhile, this may not be Nicki's last late showing to a live show. According to E Online, she has a bit of a history of late "Idol" arrivals to Hollywood Week performances. Velez even suggested she get a helicopter to avoid those traffic jams or at least "some tennis shoes, so she can run!"
"American Idol" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 PM ET on FOX.
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