It only took one day of taping for newly appointed American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj to let their (not so) inner divas come out. According to TMZ, Carey and others were annoyed with Minaj after the hip-hop starlet arrived 45 minutes late to the first taping on Sunday. Her tardiness set the tone for the whole day, which involved Carey talking over her and criticizing her critiques, with Minaj (or maybe it was Roman) lashing right back.
However, yesterday the older, more mature diva pulled Minaj aside to convince her that feuding would not be good for the show and that they both needed to settle down and cut the antics that infected the first auditions. It seems as though Minaj obliged, because the two then walked down the hall smiling, hand-in-hand. But has a truce really been reached? Maybe a feud is exactly what AI needs this season, considering it’s now competing with The Voice and The X Factor, which now stars Britney Spears’ craziness.
We’ll have to wait for the season’s premiere in January. But for now, check out this Infographic from The Daily and let us know if you’re Team Mariah or Team Nicki!