METARIE, La. (AP) - "American Idol" picked Nicki Minaj as a judge to draw in viewers, but she's actually discouraged at least one person from watching it - her mentor, Lil Wayne.
The rap star admitted Friday that he has yet to see "Idol" this season - or any other season.
Lil Wayne says part of the reason he hasn't tuned in to see Minaj is because she told him it wasn't his type of show. However, he says he heard the talent on the show is pretty good.
Lil Wayne spoke Friday after signing autographs for more than 100 fans who were at a suburban New Orleans Macy's to support his Trukfit clothing line. A couple hundred more were waiting outside for a glimpse of the star.
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