American Idol accused of Racism. A petition has been filed claiming that 9 African Americans contestants were kicked off of the show due to their skin color. The jury is still out on this one, do I believe the show throws shade on black people yes indeed, but they tend to kick off any one who doesn’t fit the image they would like to display regardless of talent.
Nine black former “American Idol” contestants — from various seasons — are banding together to SUE the show … claiming they were all FORCED off “Idol” as part of a racist (and illegal) plot to boost ratings.
TMZ has obtained a letter, submitted to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by NY attorney James H. Freeman — in which he asks for permission to sue Idol and FOX on behalf of his clients … who have all appeared on the show: FYI, Freeman is required to file with the EEOC before filing suit.
Corey Clark (Season 2), Jaered Andrews (Season 2), Donnie Williams (Season 3), Terrell Brittenum (Season 5), Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Thomas Daniels (Season 6), Akron Watson (Season 6), Ju’Not Joyner (Season 8) and Chris Golightly (Season 9).
In his letter, Freeman claims he noticed something fishy about “Idol” when Jermaine Jones was kicked off on March 15, 2012. Producers had claimed Jones failed to inform them about multiple outstanding warrants out for his arrest.
Freeman claims he conducted an investigation into the show — and found that producers had only publicly disqualified 9 other people from the show since it first hit the air … and they all happened to be black.
Freeman now alleges that “Idol” has been conducting a “cruel and inhumane” scheme to exploit and humiliate black contestants for ratings.
Nicki Minaj and Steven Tyler, The legendary Aerosmith’s front-man and former American Idol judge are feuding over comments Tyler made during an interview with Mtv News. Tyler wasn’t impressed with Nicki Minaj nor her lack of judging skills along with her inability to get along with her co-judges.
Steven Tyler goes on to say
”You just have to give your opinion. It wasn’t hard for me, but I would imagine it’s hard for some people, and they need a manager to say ‘Shut the f— up, and just give them your opinion,’ ” Tyler said.
“These kids, they just got out of a car from the Midwest somewhere and they’re in New York City, they’re scared to death; you’re not going to get the best [out of them]. … If it was Bob Dylan, Nicki Minaj would have had him sent to the cornfield!
Whereas, if it was Bob Dylan with us, we would have brought the best of him out, as we did with Phillip Phillips. Just saying.”
Nicki Minaj responds via twitter
‘Steven Tyler said I would have sent Bob Dylan to a cornfield??? Steven, you haven’t seen me judge one single solitary contestant yet!’
‘I understand you really wanted to keep your job but take that up with the producers. I haven’t done anything to you. That’s a racist comment.’
’You assume that I wouldn’t have liked Bob Dylan??? why? black? rapper? what? go f*** yourself and worry about yourself babe.’
Aerosmith was, if I’m not mistaken one of the first rock bands to collaborate with black rappers (Run-DMC), I doubt it was for the money, during the 80′s era Aerosmith was top of the food chain, racist I don’t believe so.
People, you can’t pull the race card all of the time in an attempt to sway the audience to your side. Tyler is simply saying Minaj wouldn’t know talent if it jumped out from under her wig and bit her on the nose. I call a spade a spade, he calls Nicki Minaj talentless, brainless, and gimmicky….you go figure.
Nicki Minaj and Mariah have been going hard in the paint during American Idol’s auditions. Some believe, as I do that this is just a publicity stunt while others believe that the two ladies just don’t care for each other….and then we have Nicki’s version…..She believes that A.I. producers are conspiring against her along with Mariah for their ratings boost. Is there any validity to this……
Nicki Minaj is FURIOUS with “American Idol” producers — telling her peeps they goosed Mariah Carey into starting beef on the set.
Sources connected with Nicki tell us … she’s convinced producers — along with member’s of Mariah’s team — are conspiring to get under her skin … because they think a pissed off Minaj will bring in viewers.
We’re told Nicki is adamant … she won’t be anyone’s puppet and if she feels she’s being set up, she vows to “cut it off at the head.” As for how, she says for starters, the next time Mariah “acts up,” Nicki is walking off the set.
There’s just one problem with her theory — we know “Idol” producers were genuinely shocked and upset by Tuesday’s outburst. Our very connected “Idol” sources tell us the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing everything they can to restore peace — which they successfully did Wednesday.
As for conspiracies between producers and Mariah … we believe in the grassy knoll just like the next guy, but in this case Oswald did it alone.
Mjj says….I’m not to sure and quick to dismiss Nicki’s apprehensions and paranoia’s…it may not be all in her crazy pretty head, if Mariah’s first husband Tommy Mottola was capable of allegedly chasing Mariah to the looney bin, anything is possible. Mariah learned from the best…… F*cking A Mariah or is it Mimi.
Our Poor favorite Barbie Nicki Minaj had a melt down during the American Idol auditions. Looking at the tape we don’t know which personality reared it’s pretty little head, but I know one thing for sure…..Mariah is giving it to her like only a true Diva can do.
Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday, after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … but Mariah FIRED RIGHT BACK with insults of her own.
In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”
Mariah can be heard saying, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?”
Carey continues, “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”
Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … but she said it before the video starts.
It all went down while the two were sitting at the judge’s table … with Keith Urban sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah.
We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.
Listen closely as you play the video … you’ll hear
Nicki Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down.
Nicki Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Mariah Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?
Nicki I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
Mariah I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.
Mariah is talking back at Nicki but it’s hard to hear what she’s saying.
According to our friends at MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down. We’ve confirmed that happened.
Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up. It seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul.
Mjj says….Shout Out to MouthToEars for getting the drop, Nicki better lip lock it and sit her five dollar asz down before Mimi make change……..where is Jesse Jackson when you need him to diffuse a crazy situation.
American Idol has four judges. We all thought Randy asz was out but the new pics of the four judges includes the Dawg, so bare with him for another season or two. Newcomers Keith Urban a country singer, Mariah Carey a R&B Diva and Nicki Minaj a Rap Diva with about 10 different personalities….and tension is brewing already between Mariah and Nicki ….Let the Cat Fights Begin.
Tmz is reporting trouble in paradise during the first taping of the show. When you have two Divas in two different age brackets Drama is sure to follow. Mariah Carey chic with a golden voice, seasoned with a history of hits and then Nicki a new jack that’s getting it in with endorsements, hits, youth, and a lion mentality…….. their alleged disdain for each other will not be smoothed over.
Mariah better watch out, Nicki told Jlo she wanted her spot and guess what when you look around you will not see old asz Jlo sitting up there, and with all those personalities you never know which one will be on display but, wait Nicki….. Mimi might resurface if you stress Mariah out too much so both ladies better be on their P’s and Q’s with plenty of security surrounding the them.
Maybe this is all becoming too much for the former American Idol judge. A few days after Brittany Spears allegedly had a break down, the shows producer had a breakdown of his own saying:
“I don’t want any more tablets and pills,” he reportedly told “X Factor” producer Louis Walsh. “I’m cutting out the lot, including cigarettes. I desperately need peace. I’m craving normality. I’ve got to work out my demons and come out of it.”
Honestly, I hope Simon finds some peace of mind. He has a lot on his plate and has a lot to handle. Don’t want him to break down.
American Idol decided to give Randy Jackson the Axe as a Judge. He will not return in 2013 as a panelist instead he will stay on as a mentor, and still earn his retirement check. As much as I like “Dawg”, I’m glad to see his fossil asz make an exit. American Idol has cleaned house…… Tyler, Jennifer, and now Randy is out.
Mariah Carey is in, safe and secure with 18 mill, and according to Tmz Nicki Minaj deal is 99% done. She bullied her way right in there ….. a f*ckin go getter, she told Jenny from the block to move that asz over.
Nicki’s deal is ruffling a few feathers, Mariah Carey’s to be more specific. Rumor mill has it M.C. isn’t too fond of Nicki and all that asz, and that itsy bitsy waist. Hell, nobody likes to be outshined it’s a female thing instead of embracing the next chick they join the secret society of hate on you.
Diddy and Kanye West are out, their greedy asses wanted more than M.C….. picture that. Last I checked A.I. didn’t have a rap category, and this ain’t talent search seek, find, and rip off, no offense Diddy.
Nicky is the exception, she just made it in, thank God for Booty and Beauty. It’s not official yet but, the show appears to be rocking with 4 judges this season and they’re still on the hunt.
Who would you like to see on AI’s judging table for 2013?
Last Night I saw the best performance EVER of American Idol’s history, when Jennifer Holiday and Jessica Sanchez sang ”And I Am Telling You”…. I’m Not Living Without You I was blown away.
Jennifer Holiday’s voice is so powerful and controlled and I’ve seen her live and it’s one of the best voices out there to date, but to hear Sanchez let go and blow like that was the highlight of the show.
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