Remember when Paula Abdul was still a judge on American Idol and she briefly starred in the fabulously amazing trainwreck that was her very own reality show, Hey Paula? It looks like history could soon be repeating itself, with Nicki Minaj potentially set to launch a fly-on-the-wall reality series of her own next year.
During an interview with Perez Hilton to promote her new Pink Friday fragrance (a typical celeb fruity-floral with a bottle ripped off from Jean Paul Gaultier and the same scent as Justin Bieber’s Someday), Perez spilled some insider tea by asking Nicki if rumors he heard about her doing TV show next year were true. Nicki’s stunned expression as she briefly looked off camera at her manager gave everything away, before she stated: “I’m going to keep that a secret for now”.
Perez continued, asking Nicki “hypothetically” if she were to do a “reality show”, would she be ready for the world to be all up in her business.
Nicki said that she’s still considering it, before adding: “I find that the more people see, is the more they understand, and then it’s the more they like you. If you only have such one dimensional things to go off of, like rumors and stuff on blogs, then you kind of never get to know the artist. And sometimes when you pull them in your world, they see you as a real person and they understand everything and it begins to make sense.”
She finished by saying: “So, I’m not running away from it anymore. You know what, this is my life.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m totally down for a Nicki Minaj reality show. I’ve never bought her as an A-list pop star, but she really works as a celebrity and personality.
Nicki’s really turning into one of the industry’s savviest songstresses because she’s so utterly shameless in everything she does. Like Katy Perry, she’ll say, do, release, and put her name on anything as long as it sells. She’s already turned around what could have been a lackluster sophomore album era by joining American Idol and scheduling a hip-hop-orientated re-release for all the urban fans that didn’t buy the original pop-leaning Roman Reloaded. Her hoodrat fragrance is now in stores, and a clothing line’s on the way. With a reality show under her belt, she’ll be on her way to becoming the next Kim Kardashian.
Sadly, Nicki is too sharp to release a Hey Paula, Chaotic, or The World According to Paris, so the hot mess disaster that I’d love to see from Keeping up with Miss Minaj will probably be absent. The show will likely be as generic and staged as the rest of Nicki’s career, but I ain’t gon’ lie — I’ll totally tune in for the first episode.