January 15, 2013


Nicki Minaj: "8-Hour Days on 'American Idol' are VERY Strenuous"

Nicki Minaj recently sat down with Ellen DeGeneres for what was supposed to be interview number 455,671 about her feud with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey, but she ended up exposing some cruel and inhuman practices that take place behind the scenes on the show: Nicki revealed the Idol judges sometimes have to stay on set for eight, nine... even ten hours. THE HORROR.

After Ellen asks Nicki how she's enjoying her new work hours, Nicki shrinks into the chair making a stink face. "I'm not used to having to stay in one place for such a long time... With this it's like, eight hours, nine hours, ten-hour days sometimes. It's very, very strenuous." 

Nicki goes on to explain that no one told her she'd be on set long enough that the sun would even start to go down! "I shoulda brought like, a camping bag and some pillows... What did I sign up for?" A moment of silence for Nicki's free evenings, please.

While you could easily make any of these quotes your snarky new Twitter bio, wait 'til you get to the part about her taking a lunch break. "All of [the other judges], they always like to take breaks, like pee breaks and eat breaks... I don't want to take a break. If I take a break, I'm not going to want to come back." 

It is a tough plight you face, Nicki, but luckily, you're not alone. Basically every person in the U.S. over the age of 16 knows exactly what you're going through: I think it's called "working," and it's a horrible epidemic we've all been trying to conquer for centuries now. 

Thank you, Nicki Minaj, for shining your light on this grave misfortune. Click here for tips on how you can help.