Why Is Nicki Minaj the Best American Idol Judge Ever?

She's Honest 1 of 10

When it was announced that recording artist Nicki Minaj would be a judge on 'American Idol's twelfth season, a lot of people couldn't help but express their disgust. Really? A modern pop star/rapper who most likely sings with autotune? What could she possibly bring to the table?

As it turns out, she brings a lot more than anyone expected. What makes her so great? Let me count the ways!

First of all, she isn't afraid to be honest. If she thinks something is off, she'll flat out tell the contestant exactly how she feels, without beating around the bush. It's refreshing to see a judge actually tell it like it is for once!