American Idol: Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey

Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban

When Nicki Minaj was announced as a judge on American Idol, reports surfaced almost instantaneously that she and Mariah Carey hated each other and would spend the entire show destroying each other. But we wrote it off anyway, because that was probably the media trying to stir up tension where there was none for the sake of- oh, wait, here’s a video of Nicki screaming like a lunatic at Mariah, causing production to shut down for the day. Yay, feminism? TMZ reports …

Listen closely as you play the video … you’ll hear

Nicki Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Settle down, settle down
Nicki Don’t lose your head.  Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Nicki  I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.

Mariah is talking back at Nicki but it’s hard to hear what she’s saying.

Oh look, Idol has finally figured out how to bring in higher ratings: not with likeable, talented contestants, not by actually supporting the winners after the show and making them actual stars, but by bringing on judges who will probably try and murder each other on live television! “Yo dawg, I thought you were pitchy, but you did your thing and- NO. NICKI, PUT DOWN THE KNIFE. PUT DOWN THE – YAAAAARGH!” Ratings gold!

Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, and Keith Urban

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