Likely for the sake of American Idol, judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have been attempting to keep their apparent beef to a low focus but with two “divas” sitting at one panel separated only by country star Keith Urban, things are bound to hit the fan.
It seems that Mariah Carey has a proclivity for interrupting the YMCMB rapper which is reported to have possibly started the tension originally, but as a disagreement about a contestant’s performance ensued during Tuesday’s audition taping of American Idol in Charlotte, North Carolina, Minaj had had enough of being cut off and talked over and decided that she was going to make that verbally apparent. It’s difficult to tell from the quality of video below but Minaj goes on a rant shouting things like, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there,” and “Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control!”
Immediately before the video was captured, Minaj alledgedly said to Carey, “I’m gonna knock you out,” leading to the aforementioned ranting. American Idol producers were forced to end the auditions for the day in order for the drama to fizzle out. It’ll be interesting to see what comes of this dispute and what effect it will have on the remainder of the popular reality television show’s twelfth season. Keith Urban may want to change seats.