Nicki Minaj & Mariah Carey Cover 'The Hollywood Reporter'
Here’s what the judges, who shared the cover with host Ryan Seacrest, had to tell the mag:
Mariah, on deciding to do the reality show: “I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. [Husband Nick Cannon] said I should do it because it’s the top, it’s the cream of the crop. And I felt like, ‘Do the show that’s produced massive stars who have had major careers.’”
Nicki, on the stigma of being on the show: “[There's] a judgmental culture in hip-hop…sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it.”
Keith, on contestant’s desires to win: “It shouldn’t be about fame or money. It should be your calling. This is what you do. You don’t have a choice.”
For more from the American Idol judges, visit HollywoodReporter.com! Bigger cover inside…