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Lil Wayne: Nicki Minaj Tells Me Not to Watch 'American Idol'

The rapper says the "Starships" singer discourages him from tuning in to see her on the judges' panel.

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj might be drawing buzz as one of American Idol's newest (and most outspoken) judges, but there's one person she warns not to watch: her mentor, Lil Wayne.

The Associated Press reports that Minaj has told the rapper, who's never seen an Idol episode, to avoid the Fox competition show, where she now sits on the panel with Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson.

"When I talk to her (she) always tells me, 'You don't wanna watch that, you're not going to be into it,'" Wayne said in an interview with the AP, adding: "She knows me. ... It's kind of like a catfight where they be going back and forth type of thing, I'm not into all that."

However, Wayne -- whose upcoming album, I Am Not a Human Being II, drops March 26 -- did relay that he's heard "the talent on that is pretty good."

Papa Peachez, anyone?