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Nicki Minaj Is Worried She Isn't Being Nice Enough on "American Idol"


There's been some criticism that the "American Idol" judges over the past couple seasons have been TOO NICE to the contestants.  But NICKI MINAJ could change that.  Nicki is worried that she's being TOO HARD on the contestants. 

She says, "It's hard for me to not say how I really feel.  I'm having a hard time [with how honest I am sometimes].  Everyone else is so nice.  I was just thinking back about some things, and thinking 'I wonder if that was not nice.' . . . As an artist, I've always grown more from the tougher criticism . . . I'd like to give people that thick skin [to] really give it their all.  It IS a competition."

The interview happened on RYAN SEACREST'S radio show.  You can find audio on the show's website.  The "Idol" part begins at the 7:40 mark.