Nicki Minaj Video Deemed Too Risqué to Premiere on American Idol

All the American Idol judges performed on Thursday night's finale... except for Nicki Minaj. On a night chock-full of performances, including Korean pop sensation Psy and Aretha Franklin via satellite, the "Superbass" singer's absence from the stage was conspicuous. The omission wasn't a snub though. "I had already committed to the Billboard Awards to perform my single ['High School'], and so I wasn't allowed to perform it on Idol and perform it on Billboard [both]," Minaj explained to reporters after the finale. READ MORE...

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