Despite reportedly ending their feud before the show, things came to a head between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey at an American Idol audition in Charlotte. After a disagreement over the qualifications of an Idol candidate, the two went at it and the footage was captured by TMZ.
According to the website, this wasn’t your run of the mill name-calling episode. In the middle of the argument, sources say that Minaj threatened Carey by saying, “If I had a gun, I’d shoot her.” Minaj also allegedly said that she was “I’m not fucking putting up with her fucking highness.”
Host Ryan Seacrest said on his morning radio show that while the women bring differing opinions to the panel, the arguments between the two “went a little far.”
No matter how you cut it, this could be one of the most intriguing seasons of American Idol in years and as of now, it’s not due to the merits or demerits of the people auditioning.
Watch TMZ’s footage of the fight below: