Unfortunately for Nicki Minaj, American Idol does not start on colored people’s time.
The Roman Revenge rapper was 13 minutes late to the show last night, which was the first live taping for the top ten finalists. Ryan Seacrest tried to cover for her, but he still threw a couple of jabs at the judge who was tardy to the party.
“We are coming to you live and on time … keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight,” he said. “I hear she’s seven minutes out and there’s some congestion on the 405 … she should be here momentarily.”
Randy added his two cents, while Mariah just shook her head in embarrassment, sheer delight, and in a bit of an ‘I told you so” way.
Once Nicki arrived, she didn’t address being late, but she did tweet about it, telling her fans she was stuck in traffic.
Does Nicki need more people?
Check out the awkward, funny video above.