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Nicki Minaj late to 'American Idol' live show

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   March 14, 2013 at 3:38 PM   |   Comments

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March 14 (UPI) -- Nicki Minaj was beyond "fashionably late" when she arrived 13 minutes into a live performance episode of "American Idol," completely missing the night's first contestant.

Host Ryan Seacrest did his best to smooth over Minaj's absence, sitting in her chair and teasing the rest of the judges.

"I hear she’s seven minutes out and there’s some congestion on the 405, so she should be here momentarily," Seacrest explained at the start of the show.

"Which one of you judges gave Nicki the wrong directions to the studio today? Who drained the fuel from her car?" he joked.

Minaj shared her traffic woes over Twitter:



E! News said they overheard a very different story backstage -- Seacrest said he would "have to make something up" if Minaj didn't show.

When the 30-year-old "Super Bass" singer finally appeared, she looked relatively casual in a black sweatshirt with the hood up and large black sunglasses.

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