This week in US Weekly, they feature an exclusive interview with former American Idol contestant Nikki McKibbin. In the article, she discusses her battle with drugs and addiction. I was shocked she blamed Simon Cowell for her lack of self confidence and depression. Now come on Nikki, I’m glad you’re sober but the most important part of a 12 step program is to take responsibility for your life.
US Weekly Reports:
American Idol alum Nikki McKibbin, a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, has revealed Simon Cowell led her on a downward spiral.
“I came out of Idol with a lack of self-confidence,” McKibbin tells the new issue of Us Weekly. “I think I had my first solo in school when I was 5, and I got more as I got older: That’s the biggest compliment in choir. I had never been told I wasn’t good enough. Having to hear it for so many weeks from Simon Cowell killed me inside. I couldn’t get the s–t he had said to me out of my head.”
She continued: “It drove me deeper into my depression. I wouldn’t say that this was Simon’s fault. It just added to the addict that I already was.”
Nikki is a beautiful Libra girl, full of charm, and who needs more balance in her life. Her Moon in Leo makes her passionate and warm. It’s squared by Venus and Mars in Scorpio. She has major sex appeal but suffers from jealousy and insecurity. She needs to feel loved and will do anything to get it.
I think the show Celebrity Rehab will give her some extra “star” attention. She has an upcoming album release which I think will be modestly successful. Anyhoo, she’s a gorgeous girl and we wish her the best.