Nicki Minaj: She may be a diva, but she's got good taste in watches

First published: 24-01-2013

Nicki Minaj hasn't been a judge on American Idol for that long (she hasn't even been famous for that long, come to think of it), but she is already making her presence felt on the panel.

The rapper sits alongside Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson with the aim of finding the next big thing in US music talent - and you'd have thought she would have a hard time out-diva-ing Mariah.

However, that's just what she did this week when the judges clashed over a 20-year-old hopeful.

The young woman named Summer was asked after he audition what category she thought it fitted into and she said "maybe a soulful country thing".

Keith promptly took offence and retorted "it's like saying you 'did the brain surgeon thing'. Either you are a brain surgeon or you're not".

Mariah also made a comment and then Nicki flew off the handle in her defence, pointing out that she should be able to make comments about country if the judges can do the same about other areas outside their expertise.

Mariah rather snidely said: "I'm trying to help her as opposed to just talking about her outfit," and then all hell broke loose as Nicki stormed off the set.

"Maybe I should just get off the f***ing panel. Let me get off the panel. Finish the show. I'm done," she raged.

The tantrum didn't last long though and soon everyone was back and ready to start judging again.

At least we got the chance to take a proper look at Nicki's wacky outfit too - she wore a puffball white dress with a big curly hairdo in candyfloss pink, together with white boots.

Showing she knows exactly how to accessorise to perfection, she teamed these cool tones with a silver watch that had a chunky bracelet and a large face.

You might not want to copy all of Nicki's crazy style sense, but you can emulate her taste in watches - we have similar styles from Michael Kors, Fossil and Guess on our website.


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