Despite Mariah Carey recently telling Barbara Walters that she hired extra security after Nicki Minaj allegedly threatened her during their video-taped “American Idol” argument, the two rivals seemed to be cordial to each other since the initial beef. But things seemed anything other than peaceful during a recent “Idol” press conference when the two bickered in front of reporters.
According to Vulture, the two rivals initially complemented each other during the Jan. 7 press conference.
“I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She is one of my favorite artists of all time. To be on a panel with her, it’s kind of crazy. All the singers come in aspiring to be Mariah, in terms of talent and in terms of career length …” said Minaj about Carey.
Surprised by the comment, Carey flinched, “That was a very sweet thing to say,” adding, “We did a song that was from my album and it was called, ironically, ‘Up Out My Face.’ It was one of my favorite songs,” she said. “And I did feel like she was going to go very far and still have that feeling. I am grateful for anything nice that she or anyone has to say.”
However, as the press continued to prod Carey and Minaj about how they patched up their old feud, the ladies continued to try and doge any direct answers.
“You know what it is? It’s a distraction from the show … time heals all wounds,” Mariah responded.
And when reporters questioned them about the tape, Minaj joked, “Oh, that tape. I thought you guys forgot about that after my sex tape came out.”
“And there it is,” Mariah said, later adding, “I did nothing and here we are.”
However, that’s when things began to go downhill and the two feuding divas seemed to be unable to contain their drama any longer. As the panel began to talk over each other about the beef, Carey allegedly uttered, “I did nothing and here we are.”
“We are professionals,” Minaj said.
“It was sort of a one-sided thing,” Mariah said.
“No, it wasn’t!” Nicki snapped back. “See? They don’t want a rising star, they want drama.”
Afterwards, the two were seen eye rolling every time the other spoke, proving that these ladies just can’t see eye- to-eye. But, they’re definitely not alone. Check out some other diva beefs below. – nicholas robinson