By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Aside from the feud between the judges, Nicki Minaj’s strange nicknames for contestants on Wednesday night’s episode of “American Idol” had everyone talking. From “Gumby” to “Finger Licking Good” and of course, “Ladybug,” Nicki had a strange pet name for nearly every contestant. #NickiNickNames began to trend during the program and fans joined in on the fun.
“#NickiNames Is Trending I Want One @NICKIMINAJ” asked one fan on Twitter and others echoed some of the names she said “I’m just gonna call everyone either Blondie, Gumby, Fingerlickingewd, or Little Ladybug from now on. Oh nicki..,” “LMFAO she called someone Gumby, then Collard Greens.#NickiNames” and “Nicki Minaj and her #nickinames are hilarious. I dont care what anyone says, i love her.”
Later in the show, amazingly enough, Nicki was bestowed with the nickname Dun Dun by the 3-year-old daughter of a contestant.
All fun aside, the main event on tonight’s episode was the much talked-about throwdown between Nicki Minaj and her fellow judges, especially Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey. After a long day of judging in North Carolina, Nicki felt that MC and Randy were being especially hard on a contestant Summer. The beef quickly turned from Summer to the judge’s throwing jabs at each other and Nicki eventually stormed off the set.