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Nicki Minaj has said it got more difficult for her to turn down American Idol contestants as the competition progressed. The rapper explained that at first, she didn't have a problem saying no during auditions. However, as the competition reached the crucial Hollywood Week stage, she said she became more considerate of other people's feelings. Minaj told E! Online: "The human side of you comes out eventually, when you're looking at people that are this close to fulfilling their dream and in their head they have already seen it come to fruition, so saying no, it's like a dagger." Mariah Carey said that each judge had contestants they were more fond of, which sometimes led to conflict on the panel. She revealed: "We have to go against each other sometimes to say, 'But wait, this person has something (more) »


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