Let’s get ready to rumble! American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have already begun fighting, and Producers are worried that one might quit- or worse!
The rumors are true: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey aren’t getting along on the American Idol set. Video of the fight surfaced last night with the majority of the video focusing on Minaj’s expletive-filled meltdown.
“Don’t lose your head. Don’t tell me I’m a gangster! So every time you patronize me, I’m-a take it back, and if you’ve got a f***ing problem, handle it!” Minaj yelled at Carey, according to TMZ.
“I told them, I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there. I’m not gonna sit here every f***ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.”
That wasn’t the worst of it, according to the website. Harvey Levin & Co. are now reporting that Minaj said something to the effect of “if I had a gun I would shoot her” about Carey.
Pretty big threat, right? Well, FOX suits are disputing that happened.
“The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish. It’s absolutely not true in any way, shape or form,” Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ in a statement.
It would appear that Minaj was just having a diva moment, but insiders are now saying that she snapped after Carey allegedly called her a “b***h.”
“She keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won… Nicki is tired of it,” the source told TMZ of Carey.
Host Ryan Seacrest tried to put out the flame on his KISS-FM radio show on Wednesday morning.
“It got heated between Nicki and Mariah,” Seacrest admitted. “It was intense! I’ll be honest with you… It went far last night. It did get intense.”
“These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants.”
So, does this mean the pair won’t work together now? Well, they are contractually obligated.
“We want them to be on this panel together,” Seacrest added. “This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol… the feedback that they give is very good.”
This is going to be good.