Is Nicki Minaj the new mean ‘Idol’ judge?!

Now that Simon Cowell is gone, Nicki Minaj is afraid she’s going to be considered the “mean judge” on “American Idol!”

Minaj just told “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest on his radio show, “It’s hard for me to not say how I really feel.”

We all know Minaj said what she felt during her infamous feud with her fellow judge Mariah Carey during the auditions, but now Nicki Minaj is saying she’d actually be open to a duet with the pop singer!