Barbara Walters interviewed Mariah Carey on Nightline about her judging American Idol, touching on her feud with Nicki Minaj. Mariah says that Nicki created an “unsafe work environment” when Nicki allegedly threatened her to shoot her “if she had a gun”. Watch the video here.
Host Ryan Seacrest acts as a buffer between divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj in this American Idol 12 promo shot. Photoshop did a wonder on all of them, looking paper-thin. Reportedly this new photoshoot took place just days after their feud.
Anyway, with the Hollywood Rounds to be filmed later this year, we will definitely be in for a treat this new season.
Live on, American Idol!
President Barack Obama weighs in on the Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj feud on American Idol! In an interview with Michael Yo, Obama said that the two judges will “sort it out.” I’m sure they will — but FOX needs to milk the ratings first.
Listen to the full interview:
American Idol issued a statement today addressing the Mariah Carey – Nicki Minaj feud which erupted this week in Charlotte, NC.
They probably realized that they played their hand a bit too strong by leaking the video of Nicki cussing Mariah to TMZ. Mariah talking to Barbara Walters, and Minaj going nuts on a Twitter were most likely unexpected, and they needed to do something about it.
Reportedly, Minaj was “blindsided” by Mariah talking to Barbara Walters, as they had just met with Idol heads about not talking to the media after the video leaked. Rumor is that Carey is not upset at what happened – but the leak.
Read it all here:
According to Carey, Minaj threatened her and hasn’t apologized, but said she loves her but they might fight again!? Apparently Carey felt “emotionally uncomfortable”, but still feels this will be the best season of the show. These were all the claims Minaj just recently debunked a few hours ago.
The Idol diva saga continues. This time Nicki Minaj is claiming foul play – of the Idol admins. Sources close to Minaj at TMZ say that she thinks the producers & Mariah Carey‘s camp have “goosed” her into getting under Minaj’s skin, because a pissed off Nicki will bring in viewers. They also say that Nicki plans to walk off set if Carey acts up again.
However, read how this theory may be not correct:
It looks like the producers are “managing” the rivalry between Nicki and Mariah, and they are not really “fighting.” This has been the trademark of American Idol for years: manufactured scandal.
I love it. Long live American Idol! The best show ever!!!