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T-Boz Doesn’t See It For Nicki Minaj Judging On ‘American Idol’

Kid Fury November 8, 2012 Fall Into The Shade! 66 Comments

I’ve always loved T-Boz, because she reads down to the ground and she’s hilarious. While in the UK for the MOBO Awards, the TLC star dropped by This Is Max for an interview — and there wasn’t a single fuck given.

At some point in the conversation, T-Boz voiced her opinion on the current onslaught of televised talent shows (X-Factor, The Voice, American Idol) and a few people caught that shade, including Nicki Minaj.

I don’t respect half the people I’ve seen lately. How the hell is she gon’ tell me what I should be doing when her ass can’t even sing. Why is she there? And then…now they’ve got rappers who don’t even sing judging? So, this is totally based off of popularity I guess. I mean, to each their own. Get your money, honey. All I’m saying is, I will never watch y’all shows again.

Michael Welps! I think a lot of people were confused by the idea of Nicki Minaj judging Idol, as it’s a singing competition and well…you know. I suppose she can judge the entertainment factor in contestants, but I don’t know any serious vocalist who’s trying to take advice from Nicki or Britney Spears for that matter.

Check out the teaser for the interview below and look out for T-Boz and her new reality show, Totally T-Boz set to premiere on TLC next year.

Source: Necole Bitchie

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  • twerkisha ampro gel

    YASSSS GO IN AND LET HAVE MISS TBOZZZ *FUNKY DINEVA VOICE*

    • Joseline’s Adam’s Apple

      Whew…I just….*faints*

    • Hater Proof!!

      All you haters thats been hating so hard that you forgot Nicki Minaj GRADUATED from LaGuardia School of MUSIC & ARTS may be seated. I repeat GRADUATED!!!!… Nicki is more than qualified to be a judge on Idol. T-Boz CAN NOT sing her damn self so she played herself with that statement. All the OLD HEADS are just jealous of Nicki’s success. They WISH they could be Nicki Minaj. LMAO!! 

      • http://twitter.com/thedickt8er Miguel

        Girl please sit in that corner over there and stop.

      • Dreadenette

        from what I understand she graduated with respect from the drama department because they didn’t see it for her vocals. 

        which proves she doesn’t belong judging a singing competition. 

        • The702Diva

          Oop!! Spill that tea………

      • http://twitter.com/ghanagrl Afua

        LaGuardia School of Music and Arts is a HIGHSCHOOL. This does not mean she can judge anything. I went to a high school that specialized in law so does that mean I can defend people in court. Have several seats ma’am.

        • TheTruthHurts

          sustained…

      • Suchalady

        Girl move…it’s not about young or old, its about Nicki being trash. Wtf does her  HIGH SCHOOL have to do with her not having singing talent?

      • Let’s throw shade, shall we

         Hate to burst your bubble but that school is not what it used to be. Maybe it still holds clout to non- NYers but that school aint like it was in the 80s. I know of a lot of talentless people that GRADUATED from there…1 of which is hosting American Idol, so…

      • Chile Please!

        Safari girl is that you?!?

        • Laila Corrorez

          Lmfao y’all better go awf in here!! 
          *dead*

      • http://twitter.com/DePharrella ∞ηεℜđ∞Bleeeepn

         Sigh…Roman(s)

      • Jai

        Um yeah, she graduated from a music & arts HIGH SCHOOL. That bitch didn’t graduate from Julliard. STOP IT. She’s still a buffoon that RAPS judging a SINGING competition. Mariah had every right to shade her and T-Boz was right on the money. The ONLY reason she’s a judge is because she’s what’s popular right now.

    • Lmao

      its funny to see people get so bent out of shape for these celebs lmaooo

  • Mimi’s Scientology Contract

    *waits for Onika’s next twitter rant about the fucks she allegedly doesn’t give*

    • britchick91

       looool @ the comment and username

  • http://twitter.com/ladyfresh85 Freshie Osh Kosh

    POP THE FUCK AWF TIONNE!!! LMAO!!! Y’all know nicki gonna respond………..i would be shocked if she didn’t.

  • http://twitter.com/MJBasically M.J.

    And boom goes the dynamite. 

  • Chinafloyd7

    Yassss she read that botched bitch down to the Underground Railroad crossings!
    Watch nicki get mad?

  • CS

    I feel like if Nicki were going to do a singing competition show, XFactor might be the better one. Only because I see X Factor as being a show where you have to be the entire package. Shows like AI and The Voice promote themselves as being all about the singing talent, wheras XF gives me vibes of, okay that’s awesome you have a great voice, but we need someone who’s got it all. People like Nicki and Britney make decent fits for XF because they promote the fuck out of their image. Just my two cents.

    • http://twitter.com/ABitOfKwansLife Yep It’s Kwanzaa

      Not to mention this seasona dn lasts ACTUALLY HAVE RAPPERS on it as contestants.

      The reason I see it for Britney is b/c she is techinially a singer and she has experience especially for the category she is mentoring being that she came in the game as a child star. Onigga just there for a damn check.

      • http://twitter.com/ABitOfKwansLife Yep It’s Kwanzaa

         *and last*

      • Esha

         I second backing Britney. No she is not a vocal talent, but that’s not what made her famous. Britney has a recognizable voice, my girl knows a hit when she hears it, and she usetacould dance her ass off (Who else has Auntie Madge respected enough to have a BAD style dance off with). See it doesn’t matter if you can sing the Greatest Love of All, if people can’t recognize your voice, it will never happen for you, the masses want to be entertained, they don’t want Kareoke night.

        • CS

          Brit’s been in the game for 14 years and everyone is still seeing it for her. People may question her talent but she’s an entertainer. Regardless if she’s on tour or eating cheetos with her sons, people will always be looking for her. I’ll always root for my girl.

  • CD

    Nicki will respond to anybody but Kim, why? Because KIMMY GOT SOME NIGGAS OUT IN BROOKLYN THAT’LL OFF THAT TOP! Nickelpennydime doesn’t want it!

  • ziggy gnarly

    Tionne just said what we’ve all been saying but lack the platform to say it. T-Boz, you are officially the Membership Chair of the No Fucks Coalition. Amen and ashé.

    • Suchalady

       For real, even after I read the title I had no idea she would be this blunt! lmao

      • TrinaBaby

        T-Boz broke that shit allthawaydown on Nicki and said what I (and many others) have been thinking since this amine looking, pastel pink lipstick wearing, injectible booty having joke burst on the scene.

        I only have one question… when will this cartoon character ass b*tch Nicki’s 15 minutes of shame be up??????? *face palm* 

  • Shellbee

    That’s what I said when Paula Abdul was chosen.

    • ZJ

      And Jennifer Lopez. She was well on her way to doing Selena impersonations at kids’ birthday parties when AI scooped her up. 

      • Rayloves

        Yaaaassss! o/

      • OhajigavemetheSamepoem

        Yeah I think Tboz was shading J.lo & them first. “And then” is when she threw in Nicki. Barbs will be mad for a week.

        Don’t think they / Nicki realize how industry connects work. Mariah is super connected & other stars will openly oppose Nicki now

  • Joseline’s Adam’s Apple

    I don’t even know what to say besides YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASS!

  • http://twitter.com/ABitOfKwansLife Yep It’s Kwanzaa

    Hahahahahahahaha yaaaaaaaaaaaaas T girl you betta speak it!!! waits for Nicholas to get all mad and ish.

  • Sensationaly_Slain

    But how do you really feel Ms. T-Boz?!? T-Boz for NMF Coalition Prez in 2013….the campaign has begun!!lol

    • TrinaBaby

      NMF President indeed!!

  • crispychips

    YAASSS T-boz shantay you stay! Nickolas shashay away *in my RuPaul voice*

  • Michele Lee

    Tboz just preached the gospel all we need now is the benediction.

    Aaaaammmmmmennnnn.

    Loved me some TLC as a kid.

  • YourRoyalty

    dang everybody comin’ for nicki…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BOAENV5IAHPHDCIPTLDW26O5AA D T

    We love T-Boz. However.. How can she talk about anyone’s singing? Sweetie, you’ve been running that same Weezy Jefferson, strep throat ass delivery for the last 2 decades.. And the same can be said for Chilli and her infantile singing runs. TLC were great entertainers,  broke records and paved the way for girl groups, but definitely NOT vocalists.

    • Lmao

      exactly !

    • flojo

      weezy jefferson strep throat delivery…. time of death 11:53

    • Scarf Junkie

      Weezy Jefferson strep throat? Like for realz?!

      #dead

    • tyler monroe

      That may be the case but she’s also not on a panel of judges selling niggas hopes and dreams about their singing knowing damn well they’re not a vocalist. She’s just simply reading the transcripts. Don’t try to come for Miss T-Boz or Mrs. Jefferson because she put the truth on blast and you feel some way about it girl, just don’t do it.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/BOAENV5IAHPHDCIPTLDW26O5AA D T

        Nah, its no shade to T-Boz, I grew up listening to TLC’s music in the 90′s. But please believe if they threw her just a QUARTER of what they’re paying Nicki, her bankrupt ass would be sitting right on that panel doing the same exact thing. It just annoys me that these grown ass women who have sold millions of records have become so bitter/insecure after their time has passed, because they’ve gone broke and people are no longer checking for them. Like damn, let the girl breathe! 

        • Smmfh

          this is so damn true ! everyone taking shots at nicki…smh

        • Delores

          She didn’t knock Nicki for getting her money.  She actually said… get your money honey…. because SHE would too.  And apparently somebody is checking for the old heads, because SOMEBODY is INTERVIEWING them and ASKING THEIR OPINION and we all are reading it.   So what are you really saying in your post?  Watchu talkum bout Willis?  LOL   People need to let the old heads breathe too.  They’re not dead. They’re just not at the top.  Everybody’s “top” days come to an end.  I think Nicki’s “top” days will come sooner than yall think because her fans will grow up and get tired of the miming and circus act.  True story. 

    • Ari

      EXAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACTLY. NOW THIS was the best tea in the shade i’ve ever had.

    • Ari

      EXAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACTLY. NOW THIS was the best tea in the shade i’ve ever had.

  • Kiri

    Tho the voice judges can sing so I young she doesn’t mind them. Just Idol and Xfactor. Truly only Demi can sing and don’t even get me started on Xfactor UK. Nicole Shouldshaveherhead

    • Kiri

      I bet*

  • Jojomcpherson26

    NOW I LOVED TLC WELL I STILL DO AND IN ONLY 13 . SO YOU MUSIC REALLY SPEAKS TO ME YOU ARE A INSPIRATION. BUT THE WAY YOU JUST SAID WHAT YOU SAID WAS WRONG . DON’T JUDGE ANYONE BY WHAT THERE DOING IF THEY OUT HERE GETTING TO THERE MONEY THEN THAT’S ALL YOU SHOULD SAY COMMEND THEM FOR THAT. DON’T PUT OTHERS DOWN NICKI MINJA IS A GREAT ARTIST IN MY OPINION AND I LOVE HER WITH A PASSION I LOVE TLC TO . I ONLY LISTON TO A SELECT FEW AND NICKI MINAJ IS ONE AND TLC IS TO . LIKE ALL THE TIME. BUT BY YOU DOINNG HER AND RIHANNA AT THE SAME TIME THATS WRONG  THEY ARE 2 YOUNG ARTIST WITH TO ME 2 GOOD INTROSPECTIVE ON MUSIC 

    • Kiri

      Lol caps tho

    • Justin

       ”DON’T JUDGE ANYONE BY WHAT THERE DOING IF THEY OUT HERE GETTING TO THERE
      MONEY THEN THAT’S ALL YOU SHOULD SAY COMMEND THEM FOR THAT.”

      ^This logic is so old and tired, so much so that I am going to demonstrate to you why, easily.

      DON’T JUDGE SLAVE-MASTERS BY WHAT THERE DOING IF THEY OUT HERE GETTING TO THERE
      MONEY THEN THAT’S ALL YOU SHOULD SAY COMMEND THEM FOR THAT.

    • RobinTinnicsha

      Baby stay in school and off the internet. The dictionary and spell check are better friends than Nicki could ever be to you!

      • flojo

        This was the read of the day :)

        • Delores

          LOL

  • Mitt Romney’s Tears

    & this is exactly what we need, go offf miss T!

  • Brittany

    No one sees it for Nicki

  • sugurshane

    lmao she is reading!!!! I love T-Boz werq

  • CaramelHottie

    Y’all not gon shade Aunty T-Boz & Chilli about there vocal abilities! T-Boz has the most unique timbre I ever heard! They were decent trained singers who sound the same on record and performing. Check out any of their first performances. No they’re not the best vocally but they are good, better than Ms.Minaj so therefore T-Boz can throw as much shade as she want!

    Yes we should respect the fact that she’s there and that this was AI’s decision but that does NOT mean we just have to DEAL, like Fury would say. How the hell can Nicki Minaj truly judge anyone on singing technique? What credible advice can she give? That trick wouldn’t know a flat note from a sharp note if the definitions were sitting in front of her.

  • Ari

    i’m sorry. but t-boz u can’t sing either so girl what r u really trying to say. not that i don’t agree w/what she said about nick and other artists, but i was NEVER there/here for t-boz’s robotic voice either. her bandmates saved her because solo what would she have done w/that voice? she would have been another macy gray. t-boz is a great everything else, including entertainer, but singer…no. lets be real here folks. i love TLC as much as the next and last, but t-boz alone would have never caught my attention or yours either.

  • Sharonkingwood82

    t-boz just can’t sing point blank!And stop hating on nicki.

  • doc

    simon, randy or paula couldn’t/can’t sing but no one every questioned their ability to judge.  women and black people…

  • ImNotHereForThat

    YES FOR THIS SHADE I AM FOR IT ALL!!! T-Boz wasnt playin with none of ya!!! I love her!!!