‘American Idol’ Shows Nicki Minaj at ‘Werq’: ‘Snap, Snap’ (VIDEO)

By: Lauren DiMascio / November 19, 2012

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You’ve seen the fireworks between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey that have gone on behind the scenes of FOX’s American Idol, but now we’ve got your first look at the official promos for the new season of the show.

Minaj’s promo, set to the rapper’s “Pound the Alarm” says she is bringing it all to the show, claiming, “Nicki Minaj is wild, original, and honest.” Viewers also get their first peek at Minaj as a judge, when she tells one contestant “Snap, snap, work, work, work.”

She’s also pretty frank with another Idol hopeful telling him that she likes him but not his singing voice. Minaj is also sporting at least three different hairstyles during the 30-second clip.

In addition to a peek of the “Starships” singer as a judge, it also looks like Idol has stepped up its production value with a new and improved set.

The second promo released touts the new judges, including Minaj, Carey and Keith Urban, and the new season which it says is ready to turn unknowns into superstars ala former champs, Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

The new season of American Idol premieres Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 8 PM on FOX.

What’s your impression of Minaj after the promo? Sound off in the comments below!

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