The finale aired on Thursday with performances from Korean star Psy and Aretha Franklin (through satellite), but Nicki Minaj did not grace the stage.
She told reporters: "I had already committed to the Billboard Awards to perform my single and so I wasn't allowed to perform it on Idol and perform it on Billboard"
She did however admit to wanting to premiere the song on American Idol, adding: "I was supposed to premiere my 'High School' video on Idol but they said it was too risque... Anyway."
The song discusses adultery and features Lil Wayne. Minaj plays a mistress in the video.
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