Minaj encourages male 'American Idol' entrants to 'flash me'

Nicki Minaj wants male contestants to flash her on ‘American Idol’.

The fiery judge insists she will remember those who show off their bodies and was impressed when one eager contestant removed his shirt during the audition stage.

She said: “[The best thing a contestant can do to impress me is] flash me. That would make me remember a person. One boy in particular took off his shirt and was trying to be all sexy.”

Nicki also credited her own dysfunctional childhood with giving her the drive to become a star.

The ‘Starships’ singer explained: “I dealt with a little bit of a dysfunctional household and my inspiration was if I can just make it out of this, I could help my family and that was my driving force and I’ve said it for my entire career, but it’s the truth.

"Sometimes, if you attach your dreams to something bigger than you it’s like it’s impossible for you to ever stop, so my thing was always I’ve got to get my family out of this kind of life and at times when I thought about giving up, that’s what kept me going.”

‘American Idol’ premieres next week on Wednesday and Thursday at 8/7c on Fox.

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