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!!!
Nigel Lythgoe has now denied those claims saying that Minaj and Carey talked about the supposed threat this morning and Minaj denied. He also said that Carey’s people are “stirring the pot”, and giving her bad info. Lord.
Read the story:
This is serious. TMZ reports that Nicki Minaj just threatened Mariah Carey during the American Idol auditions today in Charlotte, NC. She said: “I’m gonna knock you out!” The producers were forced to stop the auditions for the day.
OMG. This is the best judging panel ever! I love American Idol!!! They are out-X-Factoring the X Factor. I love it.
Mariah Carey denies there is a feud brewing between her and Nicki Minaj on the set of American Idol. In a brief interview with MTV news, Carey laughs off the idea that the pair could already be feuding after only two days of working together. Minaj pretty much Mona Lisas her way though the question.
Watch the video here:
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were both in talks as potential judges for The Voice before inking deals with American Idol. According to a source close to the show, the pair of American Idol judges could have been the replacements for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera instead of Usher and Shakira. Interesting!
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are already fighting on the American Idol judges’ table, reports TMZ. During the taping of auditions yesterday in New York, Mariah would constantly interrupt Nicki, who in turn would talk over Mariah.
I love it. This new set of judges is amazing. I love American Idol!