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People who want to be these BIG time music stars and athletes already know in their mind that there is a chance they could become famous. Over the years, we have seen how the popularity has caused some of celebs go crazy, some go into hiding, and some commit suicide.

With Nicki Minaj landing a judge seat on American Idol, she is afraid that she will become “too famous”, and that will take away her street cred.

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nick says, ““I had a lot of talks with people — my family, my best friends, my label, Lil Wayne, management and then the producers,” she says. In the end, it was Darnell (one of the idol producers) who helped sway her. Adds the 30-year-old: “He was so lovable and made me feel so comfortable and confident. He kept saying, ‘I promise we’re going to protect you; you’re going to love it, we’re a big family.’ ”

Adding, “[there is] a judgmental culture in hip-hop,” where “sometimes you are afraid of being too famous because it’s almost, like, is that even cool? Being that accessible, someone you see on TV every week? I never pictured myself as that type of person. I’m still surprised that I decided to do it.”



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