Female rapper Nicki Minaj has admitted she was worried about becoming too famous when she deliberated over taking her job as a judge on American Idol.
The rapper said that she didn't want to be considered as too accessible by appearing on TV each week in front of millions of watchers.
"Sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it's almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week?'' Nicki told The Hollywood Reporter.
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''I never pictured myself as that type of person. I'm still surprised that I decided to do it,'' she added.
Mariah Carey, who is also a new addition to the American Idol judging panel along with country singer Keith Urban, also had concerns about accepting the job.
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"I was on the fence about the whole thing. I got approached by all the shows. [My husband Nick Cannon] said I should do it because it's the top. It's the cream of the crop,'' she added.
''And I felt like, ''Do the show that's produced massive stars who have had major careers.''
Carey went on: "I know everyone's like, 'We can't have schmaltzy answers'. Well, guess what? Some people still want to be inspired''
''Some people need to have that kind of validation and to feel like, 'If this person did it, then I can'. And I do have one of those stories."