Remember those rumors before filming for American Idol began? The ones that claimed Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj hated each other? Well, it looks like those rumors were true and now Idol is trying to clean up the mess.
During a taping of Season 12 auditions in Charlotte, Nicki Minaj went off on Mariah Carey. The tirade was so long and disruptive that producers had no choice but to stop filming for the rest of the day. “I told them I’m not f*kin’ putting up with her f*kin’ highness over there.” Nicki says at one point. TMZ actually has video of the argument. You can watch that by clicking here.
Minaj also tells American Idol producers they better “figure something out” whatever that means. It’s clear that Minaj seems to have a problem with Mariah Carey, and no one seems to be surprised by this. Nicki doesn’t seem like the type that would get invited to Mariah’s mansion for a cup of tea.
In the middle of all this are Randy Jackson and Keith Urban who were both seen trying to calm both of the women down. Randy has seen his share of arguments while being on Idol, but none quite like this. Producers are really worried that the show might collapse before it even airs its first episode. Everyone involved with Idol is concerned and we’re told they’re doing everything they can to find a solution.