The first episode of Nicki Minaj‘s new E! special “My Truth” debuted on Sunday night and the YMCMB star isn’t holding much back from the cameras. She previously explained that the series will give fans a more candid look at her busy life, and the first episode found her addressing some recent drama.
During the episode, she had a chance to chat with gossip blogger Perez Hilton, berating him for fueling rumors of a beef with Rihanna at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “So you believe that I told Rihanna to ‘sit yo ass down,’ ” Nicki asked in disbelief, before clearing things up. “No, I never told Rihanna to sit her ass down.”
We also catch Nicki preparing for her role as an “American Idol” judge and, of course, with that comes her feud with fellow “Idol” panelist Mariah Carey. On October 2, footage of a tense stand-off between Nicki and the “Hero” singer surfaced online, sparking speculation about whether the two stars could co-exist.
“I think that Mariah has met her match this time and I don’t think she was expecting to meet her match,” she said in an opening teaser scene for the show.
While gossip and controversy often follows an artist of Nicki’s stature, Minaj said she chooses to focus on her fans when things get tough. The E! special shows her in day-long recording sessions, prepping for her tour, making television appearances, wardrobe approvals, doing video shoots and autograph signings with her faithful flock. “That relationship that I have with my fans is sometimes the only thing that gets me out of bed,” she admitted. “I can be having a horrible day and if I see my fans they make me laugh.”