Nicki Minaj wants to give her fans the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, and it looks like she’s doing just that judging by Sunday night’s premiere episode of “My Truth” on E! During the first of three special episodes, the Young Money rap queen opened up and invited fans into her world and cleared up some rumors and misconceptions.
“So you believe that I told Rihanna to ‘sit yo ass down,’ ” Nicki questioned celebrity blogger Perez Hilton on a story he posted following the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. “No, I never told Rihanna to sit her ass down.”
In the episode, we see 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.”