Nicki Minaj took command of the stage during Thursday night’s episode of American Idol to perform her hit single “Starships” during the elimination installment.
Once finished, Minaj offered up her thanks before telling host Ryan Seacrest that she’d love to pay the Fox show another visit – only this time as a guest judge.
Having a little fun with Jennifer Lopez, she asked the “Dance Again” singer if she could “scoot over a little,” to which a finger-wagging J. Lo shot back, “I don’t know if there’s enough room for both of us.”
The Pink Friday artist shrugged off Lopez’s retort backstage, saying “She didn’t seem to be having it but she gonna have it!” she told THR, conceding: “No, actually, I love J-Lo. I love what she’s done for pop culture I have nothing but respect for her and we were just joking around. I’m sure I’ll have lots of fun with them when I’m guest judging. Something like American Idol, it’s iconic and has been around for so long and created so many stars,” she said. “I would love to (guest judge) but as far as sitting down every week, I can’t.”
Minaj’s American Idol appearance comes as she’s readying for the release of her sophomore album titled “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” – which is set to drop this Tuesday, April 3rd.