Nicki Minaj recently shed some light into her overall thoughts on her first season as judge of American Idol. Alongside Randy Jackson, Keith Urban and Mariah Carey, Nicki experienced some well reported ups and downs on the show. Though, Nicki says she’s very grateful to the Idol staff for allowing her this opportunity, Minaj isn’t sure if she’ll be returning next season. Earlier this week, veteran judge Randy Jackson announced his departure after 12 years onboard. When it came to address her thoughts on Mariah one more time, Nicki Ryan told Seacrest she still doesn’t understand it.

“Imagine someone that you loved your whole life… Imagine you meeting them and then all of a sudden feeling like you did something horrible to them but you just don’t know what you did,” she told Seacrest. “That’s what my relationship with Mariah is, and that’s what it’s been from the beginning.” she continued. “I just really thought that we were friends, but that’s the other thing I learned that this industry is so fake,” said Nicki. “You walk away thinking people are your friends and they’re not. It’s a couple nice hi and byes and then really, you better not step on nobody’s toes. And God forbid you get a little shine. And God forbid you’re maybe witty or quick on your toes or make someone laugh. Then maybe you’re making another person feel insecure. And you shouldn’t have to dim your light to let another person shine.”

Watch the interview after the jump…

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Nicki Minaj Performs “Freedom,” Talks About Her Dating Life & Feud with Mariah Carey on ‘Ellen’