A source close to the situation explained:
Nicki Minaj is sooo not a Paul Jolley fan!
While judges usually comfort the
loser eliminated performer, Nicki didn’t play that way with Paul!
“She didn't come up and speak to me. I don't know why. But I still love her.”
We have to admit, we’re not totally surprised considering she thought he was pretty forgettable.
Maybe she even FORGOT he was there??
Luckily, the other judges were around to pick up the pieces as Paul explained:
“[Mariah Carey] was pretty much telling me 'don't give up' and 'keep pushing forward.' Keith [Urban] was the first one to literally sprint out of his chair and get up there and give me a hug, and that meant a lot to me. Ever since I've been a little kid, he's always been my idol and I've always looked up to him.”
We would expect no less from sweetheart Mariah and good guy Keith!
We’re sure Nicki had a perfectly good reason for bailing on a goodbye.
Maybe she had a waffles craving to take care of??
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]