Nicki Minaj Gives Some “Va Va Voom” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’: Watch

Kathy Iandoli | January 26, 2013 8:39 am

Nicki Minaj may be causing trouble with her semi-frequent cat fights with Mariah Carey on American Idol, but she was on her best behavior last night (January 25th) on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The rapstress-turned-Idol judge sat down with Kimmel in an animal print Roberto Cavalli outfit to dish on some of the tiffs between her and Mariah. She also told Kimmel that she was almost arrested in Dubai, and explained how she defended the honor of an Idol contestant.

“I looked up to her for a long time, so I don’t want to be hating this lady,” Nicki said of Carey. “We’re having fun though.” She also took to the stage to rock out with “Va Va Voom” and “Freedom” off Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up,out now.

Watch her performance up top, then check out the interview bits below.