Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s Camps Give Conflicting Accounts of ‘American Idol’ Feud
The showdown between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is continuing to remain a hot topic even hours after producers shut down taping over the lady’s heated words. As previously reported, a video surfaced late Tuesday of the two ladies having a spat during a taping of auditions in North Carolina. In the video an obviously perturbed Minaj spews out, ”You think I’m playing. Think it’s a joke! Think this is a f—ing joke! Say one more disrespectful thing to me — say one more disrespectful thing to me!”
A full transcript of the incident reads:
Randy Jackson: “Whoah whoah, hold up, settle down”
Nicki: “Don’t lose your head! Yes, don’t tell me I’m inadequate. Maybe you’re inadequate, you’re insecure running down your resume every five minutes. Every time you patronize me Imma take it back and if you’ve got a f—-ing problem, handle it.
Mariah “Oh Why, why, why do I have a three year old sitting around me?!”
Nicki: “I told them I’m not f—ng putting up with your f—ing highness over there. I’m not sitting here for 20 minutes and have her run down her resume every five miuutes, every day.”
Mariah: “I couldn’t see my kids because you decided to have a little baby fit and go all around the stage.”
Nicki: “Good! Go! Go see them now, go. You’re boring as f—!”
Since then there have been conflicting reports about the situation reportedly from both Minaj’s and Carey’s camps. According to TMZ, sources with production who may or may not be connected to Carey, told them that things got so heated that the rapper hurled a death threat Carey’s way. “If I had a gun I would shoot her!” the rapper reportedly said off camera.
Reps for Minaj have since denied that claim and instead a source says Carey began the argument by calling the rapper a b—- several times. “She [Mariah] keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name-dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won … Nicki is tired of it!” the source said.
Neither Carey nor Minaj have addressed the issue on their Twitter accounts.
Check out the feud in full below. –danielle canada