Nicki Minaj Blasts Access Hollywood Reporter For Calling Her ‘Ungracious & Unprofessional’ [Details]
Rucuss staffMay 6, 2013
American Idol judge Nicki Minaj has remained active on Twitter by going after Mariah Carey after a feud on the show and now dissing an entertainment reporter.
After Minaj called Carey ‘insecure and bitter’ after a riff last week, Access Hollywood correspondent Laura Saltman talked to the Starships rapper on the red carpet about the feud. Saltman did her best to get details behind the feud but Minaj wasn’t having it.
Minaj cut the reporter off and said, “That question didn’t even make sense. So if you want me to insinuate what you’re talking about I’m not going to.” Before Laura could ask anything else, Nicki rolled her eyes and said, “Okay, goodnight” and walked off.
Saltman didn’t like Minaj’s actions and wrote a blog on Access Hollywood’s site. Read it below:
“In my 20 years in entertainment news, I have interviewed close to 5,000 celebrities — people who have bigger bragging rights than Nicki. Men and women who have Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. Yet, by far, she is the most ungracious of anyone I have met.
Each week, she comes backstage for interviews and we are told“two questions only” while her people hover over you and even, at times, have their hand on your arm as you end your interview to make you stop. Waiver from the two-question rule and Nicki herself will walk away. She makes zero eye contact and has no connection to whomever is interviewing her. If she likes your question, she may give you a proper answer. If she doesn’t, she may give you a dirty look and walk off. After she posted mean comments about Mariah on Twitter yesterday calling her “bitter” and “insecure,” I wanted to give her the opportunity to redeem herself or perhaps apologize. I phrased my question that her comments had caused quite a stir online and asked if she had anything to say about it. She looked at me and told me my question made no sense and when I tried to explain it further she just said “goodnight” and walked off in a huff.
Nicki’s comments yesterday on Twitter show who she really is – a mean girl, a cyber-bully who is just perpetuating the problems of social media. When will society finally take a stand and say ‘Enough!’ with all of the hateful, spiteful things people say about each other? We are more connected than ever online but more willing to hide behind our anonymous avatars and be nasty to people we barely know. As a celebrity, I would hope that Nicki would understand her fans look to her as a role model and she should choose her words more wisely. From what I have seen of her behavior since “Idol” began, I’m not sure she is capable of this. She’s a female rapper who should be proud of her accomplishments as a woman not cutting other women down.
The truth is that 20 years from now, Mariah Carey will still be known as one of the best female vocalists of all time. Nicki Minaj – well, I will let you decide that.”
Once Nicki Minaj read the blog, she defended herself on Twitter.
“Honestly, if your day was really RUINED because i walked away from a question, rather than discuss something negative, u need a LIFE. Lmao,.
Yo @LilTunechi. This hoe want some trukfit. @LauraSaltman
Like…why? I spk to these ppl every single week. Go above and beyond! And the one time i ignore your ignorance u try to paint a bad pic?
The audacity of you to call me nạsty with your one sided journalism. Thats what u ppl do. Yes. I AM the female Kanye cunt @billybush
Barbz, this is why I stress the importance of hard work, ambition & higher education. These ppl want so bad to keep us down.
But shout out to all the
the REAL journalists who were there and asked questions about AMBER and the rest of the CONTESTANTS!!! *salutes u*
like that man Billy Bush…like r u the fake ryan seacrest? like my g, who the fuk r u? lmao. i gotta laugh at this shit. i swear to God
I used to let these ppl say whatever they wanted about me, not anymore. I am blessed & highly favored, not afraid of losing your acceptance
I wldve respected her had she pulled me aside like a BOSS. But going to your “friends” to have them lash out against me on TV? grow up hoe
See, nothing scares me….don’t need any show, any audience, any endorsement…God is real. I’m just enjoying life…whr he brought me from”
Check how it all went down below, plus the remark that Billy Bush made about Nicki being the female Kanye below (2:15 mark).
Photos via CSMonitor.coom and Access Hollywood
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