The NY Post has a story posted about how Nicki Minaj is making the producers of the American Music Awards crazy with her demands. Do you remember when the American Music Awards were the best thing ever except for the Grammy Awards? They happened a month before the Grammy Awards and it was the greatest concert on television. Way better than the Grammy Awards for performances and everyone was always there and then they decided to change months, more awards shows started airing and they did some things to make people lose interest and now it is almost on the scale of the People's Choice Awards.
Anyway, Nicki is refusing to perform unless two young British girls who appeared on Ellen rapping Nicki's songs were also there. So, the producers had to fly them from England with their parents and pay for lodging and this put them over budget. Just that put them over budget? Seriously? Four airplane tickets and a hotel room put a network show over budget? Crazy. I don't believe that part. The producers also say that Nicki is not going to tone down her act and that she will have a vibrating phallic symbol between her legs during the performance. You know, I don't understand why producers don't say no. I think the same number of people will watch the show with or without Nicki. This is not like Michael Jackson has just been discovered in a cave by his disciples and is going to perform if you will give in to his demands. This is Nicki Minaj. Drop her. As soon as you do she will come back. She wants the record sales boost. When you give in, it just encourages diva behavior and establishes a new baseline.