Nicki Minaj Shows Up Really Late For Live 'American Idol' Taping

March 14, 2013 By:
Nicki Minaj Shows Up Really Late For Live 'American Idol' Taping

And this is why you don’t hire Nicki Minaj to judge your singing competition show.

Nicki Minaj, who is on “rapper” time, meaning she starts her shows about 3 hours after the printed ticket time, not dissimilar to “rockstar time,” showed up late for the “American Idol” LIVE show last night, because she was “stuck in traffic.”

Riggghhht.

Ryan Seacrest had to make some lame excuse for Nicki’s tardiness while the show had to start as schedule, because it is LIVE!

“I hear she’s seven minutes out and there’s some congestion on the 405, she should be here momentarily,” Ryan stalled.

First of all, let us explain to you how LA traffic works. If Nicki is stuck on the 405 (which is ALWAYS congested and she should know that), she is NOT going to be 7 minutes late. Where they film “Idol” is a 20 minute drive from the 405 WITHOUT traffic.

Moral of this story is that Nicki is ratchet.

Nicki finally showed up about 15 minutes late, after the first singer had already performed. All we're saying is, Jennifer Lopez WOULD NEVER! Hell, Christina Aguilera on "The Voice" wouldn't do that either!

When Nicki finally arrived she didn’t even address her tardiness. We’re assuming Mariah Carey was PISSED! Her contract said SHE got to be the diva!