In an effort to end the confusion, "American Idol" judge
Nicki Minaj talked to
, to address rumors she's had plastic surgery. "I've never had surgery on my face," she says, explaining the drastic shift in look is due to new makeup techniques she's using.
She specifically mentions people who claim she's had a nose job, saying, "Look at '
Ru Paul's Drag Race,' and you see how you can make your nose whatever shape you want." She says her new toned-down look is an effort to look more adult, noting, "Less is more."
Make no mistake, Minaj still has days when she doesn't try to look her best, listing her dress-down attire is "a scarf on my head, T-shirt, Uggs." None of that would do her any good in an on-stage showdown with fellow "Idol" judge
Mariah Carey, though. When asked how she'd fare competing against Carey, Nicki admitted she wouldn't bother singing, "I'd just stand there, and flash my boobs."