Curtis Finch Jr. was the first Top 10 contender eliminated from "American Idol" in Season 12.
"I think we really needed an extra minute to discuss it. I don't feel like there was a real discussion about it," Minaj said. "I know it's a live show, but..."
Minaj also briefly left the stage in protest but returned a short time later.
The last song Finch performed on the show was a crowd-pleasing version of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly."