Nicki Minaj is thankful for her time on American Idol and admits that she wouldn't trade it for the world.
"It was a great learning experience, honestly," the rapper told Ellen DeGeneres in an interview scheduled to air Friday on Ellen.
"When you joined Idol and I asked you how in the world you were gonna hold that thing down, did I predict it?" Ellen said. "I told you, I said that was gonna be a hard thing for you to do."
And Ellen is speaking from experience; she was a judge for one season on the singing competition program in 2010.