Nicki Minaj On Being American Idol's "Baddie": "I Don't Really Care About That" - Audio

9 April 2013, 11:01

The 'High School' rapper says people now understand more about her spats with Mariah Carey on set.

Nicki Minaj says she doesn't mind being pegged as a "baddie" on American Idol after her feud with Mariah Carey, and thinks most people can see she is being "genuine and honest" on the show.

The 'Starships' rapper and 'My All' singer Mariah hit headlines last year after several bust-ups on the set of the talent show, but Nicki says she feels people have now gotten to know her more and understand where she was coming from.

"I think they did that initially when that footage leaked, but then when people started seeing the show they understood completely," Nicki told Capital FM's Max this past weekend. "They started getting to know me, because most people did not ever really have a chance to know me as a person.

"I feel like I swayed a lot of people once they really got to know me," the 'Va Va Voom' rapper explained. "I don't really care about that, if somebody wants to look at me like a baddie or a goodie, it doesn't matter.

"I know in my heart that every time I go on Idol I'm being genuine and honest, that's all I care abut," she added. "I'm not up there trying to do anything other than that, and I think that the intelligent people in this world, can see that."

Last week Nicki unveiled her music video for new single 'High School' with Lil Wayne, and also confirmed she is unlikely to ever perform live on American Idol while also judging the show.

Check out a picture of Nicki in the new video below:

Nicki Minaj's 'High School' Music Video

Nicki Minaj recently confirmed plans to start work on her third studio album and hinted that she may drop the pink theme for her new record.

Listen to Nicki Minaj talking to Capital FM presenter Max about her time on American Idol below:

Nicki Minaj on her reputation on American Idol...