Is Nicki Minaj’s Constant Tardiness Annoying The Staff Of “American Idol?”

If you watched the first live episode of “American Idol” for the Top Ten, then you may have noticed Nicki Minaj missing from the judges' panel.

Nicki Minaj was about 15 minutes late for the live show and Ryan Seacrest uncomfortably joked about it to millions of people watching while they waited for her to show up. Now according to inside sources, they’re revealing that Nicki Minaj is always late and has always been since the auditioning period.

Nicki has ALWAYS been late. Even back during the audition phases she showed up anywhere from an hour or two past call time, pushing all of the auditions back and angering the other judges,” the source revealed. The source tells Radar Online, “Not only was she always late, but she always had a huge entourage with her and was rude to the contestants and their families, refusing to talk with them. And she wouldn’t allow anyone to take pictures of her, or with her.

The source referenced a time during the first week of Hollywood Week where her lateness caused them to put auditions on hold for more than two hours.

Hollywood week was already miserable enough because contestants had to wait in the auditorium and watch everyone audition one by one, with only an hour lunch break — but Nicki didn’t help matters.

After the lunch break one day everyone was waiting to audition and the judges all showed up together two and a half hours late and it was because of Nicki. All of the families had to wait outside the holding room, so they didn’t know what was going on that whole time until Nicki and her entourage finally showed up. She never showed up before 11 a.m.

Do you guys think Nicki has a good reason for always showing up late or is she being unprofessional? Showing up late on live TV is pretty bad but maybe something happened?