When it was announced that Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, and Keith Urban would be called in to replace Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler as judges for Season 12, Barbs and Mimi stans worldwide rejoiced. The excitement for the iconic artists to be on-air together was real, especially since the announcement was coming off the back of a successful collab between the songstresses. In 2010, just two years before their “Idol” run, Minaj and Carey partnered together on Carey’s hit single “Up Out My Face.” Unfortunately, it seems like these two strong personalities just didn’t mix, because it wasn’t all butterflies and Barbies when the performers crossed paths yet again on “American Idol.”
The beef between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey started before the show even really began to kick off. In a leaked TMZ video, things got heated when Minaj began yelling at Carey during “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I told them I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there,” Minaj was heard saying in the video, seeming to call Carey a dramatic diva. Carey quickly clapped back by calling Minaj a “crazy b****.” Things may have only got worse off-camera. According to several sources with TMZ, Minaj also allegedly threatened Carey with physical violence before the cameras began rolling, but a rep with Minaj called those allegations undeniably false.
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