The top 10 American Idol finalists took the stage on Wednesday night for their live performances, but judge Nicki Minaj was a noticeable 13 minutes late to the live taping.
Ryan Seacrest decided to ad-lib a little before Nicki took the stage, telling the crowd "We are coming to you live and on time ... keep that energy going for three of your four judges who are here tonight," he said. "I hear she's seven minutes out and there's some congestion on the 405 ... she should be here momentarily."
Mariah Carey smirked and shook her head in disapproval as the cameras panned to her, but Nicki arrived a short time later, wearing a hoodie and sunglasses. She didn't address her tardiness during the taping, but had tweeted earlier, "Stuck in traffic *sighs* F*** u Malibu!!!!!!!!!! *moves to Beverly Hills*"