Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez Lock Horns on American Idol

Harajuku Barbie tells J. Lo to make room for her on the judge’s panel.

Posted: 03/30/2012 11:44 AM EDT
Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, American Idol, music news, celebrity fueds

Two fierce female forces collided on stage on American Idol last night, when guest star Nicki Minaj met judge Jennifer Lopez.

Minaj was there to perform her new single, "Starships," when she made an on-stage wisecrack about her real hope to one day be on the judge’s panel.

"I was hoping maybe I could come back and be a guest judge," she said before adding: "J-Lo, can you scoot over a little bit?"

Lopez, a curvaceous pop diva of a different generation, politely declined the suggestion.

"I don't know if there's enough room for both of us," she replied.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter backstage, Minaj joked about the interaction.

"She didn't seem to be having it but she gonna have it!" she said. "No, actually, I love J-Lo. I love what she's done for pop culture. I have nothing but respect for her and we were just joking around. I'm sure I'll have lots of fun with them when I'm guest judging."

Minaj will release her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, on Tuesday. Though she loves reality singing competition shows and wants to guest judge on one, the Young Money star said a permanent gig behind the table just isn't in the cards right now.

"Something like American Idol, it's iconic and has been around for so long and created so many stars," Minaj said. "I would love to (guest judge) but as far as sitting down every week, I can't."

The Young Money MC is currently in the midst of promoting her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, which is set for release April 3. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

Videos You May Like

(Photos:  Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

Gifts We Would Give President Obama for His Birthday

Obama turns 52 on Aug. 4. 08/02/2013

Regrettable Athlete Comments

Tyson's tirade, Reggie Bush's blunder, plus more. 08/01/2013

9 Organizations Helping Young People Get Summer Jobs

Summer youth employment has declined in the past decade. 07/31/2013

Out and About: Kendrick Lamar Performs in Detroit

Plus pics of Common, Miguel, Snoop Lion and more. 08/02/2013

Best Dressed of the Week: Rita Ora's Must-See Hot Pants

Plus, summer chic looks from Naya, Zoe, J.Hud and more. 08/01/2013

Instagram Photos of the Week: Kelly Rowland Dating Pusha T?

Plus pics from 50 Cent, Beyoncé and Bridget Kelly. 08/02/2013