Candice Glover is happy to be in the studio recording her debut album, but she does admit that some of the judge's critiques, including some from Nicki Minaj, left her confused and a little hurt during "American Idol."
Looking back at the season in a recent interview, the "I Am Beautiful" singer said things like "church girl" and marketability type feedback was pretty weird.
"I didn't get it all. It was weird," Glover says of being told that she was maybe too churchy at first, but later being applauded for her runs and "church-like" vocals. "It was like 'what do you want me to do? what do you want from me?'
Even with that said, Candice Glover was really hurt by Nicki Minaj, who questioned how marketable she would be as an artist and even made a comment about her weight.
"It kind of hurt my feelings when I would hear them say like, 'Oh my gosh. You're so current. I could hear you on the radio today' and then they'd tell me my vocals are cool, but what does marketable mean? What do I need to do? Do I need to lose weight? Should I wear my hair a different way? I really didn't know what to do. And then the next week, when she (Nicki) told me -- "I can now see Candice, a current R&B singer, right now. I don't know if you lost weight, but baby girl you look good.' -- I was confused, but I don't know. It was weird."