Before landing on the 2013 American Idol judging panel, Nicki Minaj was already causing a stir in the music industry with her audacious persona and outlandish fashion choices.

Her blowout fight with fellow judge Mariah Carey before Season 12 even began didn’t help matters, but it certainly drummed up interest in the long-running singing competition.

Now that the American Idol 2013 premiere has shown us a bit of the “Super Bass” singer’s feedback style, what is your take on Nicki’s prowess as a judge?

Is she a godsend for a show criticized for being stodgy and past its prime, or is she the worst thing to happen to Idol since hot mess Paula Abdul made her exit (what can we say, we love a good  train wreck)?

Vote in our poll below and let us know!