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Rejected ‘American Idol’ Singer Lashes Out At Paula Abdul [VIDEO]

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Not everyone who auditions for talent shows like American Idol can make it through to the next round. But some contestants take their rejection better than others. Rhonetta Johnson, for instance, took it very badly in Season 5.


After the judges criticized Rhonetta’s audition, she went on a rant against them — particularly Paula Abdul. The cameras followed her out of the audition room and even out of the building as she continued to shout.

Rhonetta Johnson auditions for “American Idol.”

Rhonetta Johnson Auditions For ‘American Idol’

Before her audition, Rhonetta told host Ryan Seacrest that she predicted she would be bigger than singers like Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey. She entered the audition room singing Britney Spears’ “Oops!…I Did It Again.”

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When Paula asked if that was her audition song, Rhonetta replied that she was just joking. She then went on to perform “You Remind Me” by Mary J. Blige, but complained that her mouth was dry. Paula offered her some of her water, but she rejected it.

Rhonetta tried again with another song, but the American Idol judges weren’t having it. “Everything’s gone wrong today,” Simon said. The other judges agreed that she shouldn’t go forward, with Randy Jackson saying she’s “not a good singer.”

Rhonetta’s song “Hennessy Bubblegum.”

Rhonetta Insults Paula Abdul After Her Audition

“Paula Abdul ain’t got shit on me,” Rhonetta said of the judge after her audition. “If me and Paula Abdul walk outside, nobody would even know she was a celebrity, but they would think I was a celebrity.”


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Rhonetta went on to say she would be “bigger” than Paula, calling the judge “old as hell.” The cameras followed her outside as she continued her rant, saying, “She can’t talk about nobody else ’cause she ain’t made an album in about 20 damn years.”

She was also offended that Paula would offer her water from her own cup. “You think I’m gonna drink off you, bitch?” she said. “You can drink off me! Bow down, bitch.”

After her audition, American Idol fans posted Rhonetta’s various mugshots online. She’s since released songs such as “Hennessy Bubblegum” and “F*** Beyonce.” Last year, a Redditor posted yet another, more recent mugshot of Rhonetta.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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