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Nicki Minaj followed up her appearance on Jay Leno, by visiting The Ellen Show on Tuesday. Changing from her trademark pink to a bright slim red dress, Minaj held back as the talkshow host tried to pry information about a significant other. When asked about the lucky person who got a kiss from her on New Year’s Eve, Nicki reveals “I kissed my Barbz, Ellen.” After the playful interrogation was over, Ellen presented the Idol judge with two friendship necklaces for her and Mariah Carey. On the subject of Mariah, the femcee opens up to Ellen on their much-publicized encounter on set of Idol last year.

Watch what Nicki had to say, plus her performance of “Freedom” on Ellen below……

“It was just two big old diva’s I guess. I was just sitting there and I guess before I went in there I heard all of the stuff that was being said, but I didn’t believe it. I heard them saying ‘Mariah doesn’t want you on the panel,’ but I was like ‘no I’m friends with Mariah’ and I was arguing people down like ‘don’t believe everything you read, your crazy.’ And so I went there and started feeling a little bit of the shade, and I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier.”

Nicki continues to say she holds no grudge against the pop diva, but doesn’t know if it’s the same with Carey. When asked about the live portions of the show later this year, Minaj explains she’s not looking forward to it because she can’t trust herself if one of her fellow judges makes a slick comment. The visit ended with Nicki performing “Freedom” off her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up album.

The two-hour season premiere of American Idol airs this Wednesday at 8 p.m. EST on FOX.

Previously:
Nicki Minaj Discusses Acting Past, Love for Country Music & ‘Idol’ Judging on ‘Leno’
Nicki Minaj Hosts Hot97’s Xmas Extravaganza (Photos)
Nicki Minaj Speaks on How Past Rejection Will Help on ‘American Idol’ Panel