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Nicki Minaj slams 'American Idol' contestant on Twitter

"American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj isn't afraid to share her thoughts whether she's on or off the boob tube.

Bilingual crooner Devin Velez was eliminated from the reality competition show Thursday night after the "Pink Friday" singer couldn't be persuaded by the audience and superstar panel to use her one season save on the talented contestant.

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Devin Velez performs on "American Idol" on March 27.

"I don't know why," Velez told E! News backstage after his elimination. "She [Nicki Minaj] has a lot of girl power and a lot of girl thoughts. Maybe she just wants a girl to win. The girls have been so consistent with their songs, and the girls are amazing this year [so] I have nothing bad to say about any of the contestants."

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But after Velez shared his post-elimination thoughts and Minaj seemingly received some Twitter criticism for her judging decision, the loud-mouthed reality rapper fired back on the social media site:

"Lol. Be mad @ AMERICA when u get sent home. The JUDGES are the ones who FOUGHT for America to get the opp to VOTE 4 U!!!

#memba?," she wrote. "America r the 'potential' fans...u MUST win them over. 'Saves' are bulls--t and they know it. Those girls are just too good this year."

"Send the judges some flowers and a card. If Curtis didn't get SAVED, NONE of u get saved! Best male voice of the SEASON!!!!!!!!!!! #TruthTea," she continued. "Trust me BEW BEW. If EYE didn't want u in that TOP, YOU wldnt have been in that TOP. Fought for ALL of you. So just simply b gracious."

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And she finally ended her rant with advice for all the "Idol" hopefuls: "Jennifer Hudson didn't win!!!! Oscar winner!!! #memba??? ok. Take that exposure and let your light shine,"  she concluded.


Of course, Velez took to his own microblogging page to respond to Nicki's statement, tweeting then deleting, "That moment when an adult stoops down to the 3rd grade level...LOL grow up Hun, I've got songs to write. :) #movingforward."

Hey, at least it's a bit of a break from the Nicki-Mariah feud.

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