When now-ousted "American Idol" contestant Devin Velez took the stage with Lazaro Arbos and Brunell Taylor to sing "I Can't Help Myself" last week, it was judge Nicki Minaj who couldn't help herself -- she just had to say what was on her mind.
"Don't ever do that!" she ranted. "I don't know what's happening, but all three of ya'll, go. Get off the stage! Go, go!"
It was a moment Velez isn't likely to forget, but as he explained during a Tuesday morning visit to TODAY, it's one he's already forgiven.
"I think she goes as far as she's wanting to go," the singer said of Minaj's reaction. "I still love her."
At least he does now -- the two recently traded barbs on Twitter. But that's all in the past. Velez now insists he doesn't even have a problem with anything the polarizing panelist had to say -- because, according to him, what she said wasn't true anyway.
"The way my mother raised me is that when people are talking about you, and it's not (really) about you, you shouldn't take (offense)," he explained. "So when she was saying things, like, 'You forgot your lyrics and you were off-pitch,' with all due respect, I wasn't off-pitch, nor did I forget my lyrics."
So no offense taken.
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