Last night saw the debut of outrageous “Starships” singer Nicki Minaj as an American Idol judge. Many people were anxious to watch simply to witness the rumored feud between Minaj and fellow judge Mariah Carey begin to unfold. Who knows how much of that feud is real and how much is staged banter meant for instant publicity, but a strong competition between the two divas was definitely sensed during Season 12’s debut episode.

Some people, such as our very own Scott McKenzie, were surprised by the level of empathy that Minaj showed to the contestants who were quickly bumped from the show but overall Twitter reaction to the debut of Minaj wasn’t extremely favorable.

Forbes wondered if the money FOX put out for the judges was actually worth it.

Overnight ratings, showing a sharp decline from last season, suggested that it might not have been.

Probably one of the best sets of Idol tweets last night came from country singer Chuck Wicks.

But back to the point at hand. What did YOU think of Nicki Minaj? Annoying or endearing? Let us know!



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