How embarrassing.

Nicki Minaj was 13 minutes late on the set of American Idol first live taping last night.

Host Ryan Seacrest tried to cover for the “Super Bass” rapper, who says she was stuck in traffic.

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“We are coming to you live and on time,” said Seacrest. “Say hello to three of your four judges who have made it here on time.”

“So this is where Nicki [is]…I hear she is seven minutes out and there is some congestion on the 405 [Freeway], she should be here momentarily,” Seacrest later added.

While on her way to the set, Nicki Minaj told her 16 million fans on Twitter that she was stuck in traffic.

“Stuck in traffic, sighs,” she tweeted.

In the end the Young Money rapper made it to the set.