The rapper missed the first contestant take the stage.
Nicki Minaj missed the start of the first live American Idol show after being ‘stuck in traffic’.
The rapper missed the first contestant take the stage and eventually took her seat on the judging panel during the second performance of the night.
As the live talent show kicked off, host Ryan Seacrest told the audience: “We are coming to you live and on time. Keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight….”
Nicki Minaj tweeted on her way to the LA studio, saying that she was stuck in traffic.
Stuck in traffic *sighs*
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) March 14, 2013
The star has reportedly been late for some of the recorded shows in the past, but unfortunately, this was the first time that everything was live on TV.