Last week, American Idol judge Nicki Minaj told three contestants to “get off the stage” after what she considered a lackluster performance of the Four Tops’ “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch).”
At least one of the contestants took offense to Minaj’s remarks. Devin Velez, who was eliminated from the Fox karaoke competition last week, later cracked that Minaj “could have been upset because the night before she was wearing the same colored dress as Mariah,” referring to Mariah Carey, another American Idol judge.
Minaj has now responded to Velez’s remarks with some harsh comments on her Twitter feed:
Lol. Be mad @ AMERICA when u get sent home. The JUDGES are the ones who FOUGHT for America to get the opp to VOTE 4 U!!! #memba?
America r the “potential” fans…u MUST win them over. “Saves” are bullshit and they know it. Those girls are just too good this year.
Send the judges some flowers and a card. If Curtis didn’t get SAVED, NONE of u get saved! Best male voice of the SEASON!!!!!!!!!!! #TruthTea
Trust me BEW BEW. If EYE didn’t want u in that TOP, YOU wldnt have been in that TOP. Fought for ALL of you. So just simply b gracious.