Nicki Minaj is stopping by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday (Sept. 26), where host Ellen DeGeneres gives her a thong and Minaj talks about her time judging “American Idol.”

On “American Idol”:

Ellen: “When you joined ‘Idol’ and I asked you how in the world you were going to hold that thing down?  Did I predict it or … I told you. I said, that is going to be a hard thing for you to embrace.”

Nicki: “You said that it was going to be a very difficult job and I laughed you off … ha ha ha, Ellen, you don’t know what you are talking about … but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. It was a great learning experience, honestly. Literally as soon as ‘Idol’ was done I did the Billboard Awards and then I flew to New York to shoot a movie. I didn’t even get to sit back and think what did I just do? It kind of happened so quick and then it was over.”

Ellen: “You did have fun. You seemed to have fun on the panel, right?”

Nicki: “Yeah,um hum. … I did…

Ellen: “And you wouldn’t go back again?”

Nicki: “No.”
Ellen gives Nicki a black “Ellen” thong:

Nicki: “What am I going to do with this?”  

Ellen: “You know what you’re going to do with that.”

Nicki: “I don’t know, Ellen, this may be a little too much for me….”

Ellen: “That is a wonderful quote.”

Nicki: “Would you wear these?  Keep it real?”

Ellen: “That’s what I got on right now.”

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