''It's Really Serious...''
1:30PM ET September 19th, 2012
Contributor : Martin James
A Rocky Williform Company
Nicki Minaj discussed her big move to "American Idol" and how former contestant Jordin Sparks played a small role in her affinity for the show. Speaking with Atlanta Black Star, Minaj revealed that she's been a fan of show for years.
"I remember watching 'American Idol' in the first season and feeling inspired," Minaj said. "I spoke to [season 6 winner] Jordin Sparks the other day and here she is starring in a movie ['Sparkle'] and I said to her, 'I remember watching you and picking up my phone.'"
"Because my little brother was more obsessed over the Blake person because he was like, more, you know, hip-hop, whatever," she said. "But I told her [Sparks] that 'You know you're a part of history, kind of. Because I remember calling and seeing your face and being inspired and hearing your story.'"
"This is such a credible brand," she said. "It's really serious, it's real deal, it's not anything else other than really looking for talent. If I can be a part of that I'm really down for it."