There’s no doubt that it was the video seen ‘round the world on Tuesday, when a clip of a heated argument between “American Idol” judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey surfaced, sending shockwaves throughout the industry and the world. Though neither Minaj nor Carey have spoken abou the explosive incident, Carey’s husband, Nick Cannon, recently opened up about the argument and who he thinks is really to blame.
In an interview with “Access Hollywood,” Cannon explained that infamous argument is nothing to glorify and that it’s taking away from the message of “Idol.”
“When you think about what the show is actually about and represents … I feel like it’s taking away from the quality of what ‘Idol’ is all about. This is about people accomplishing their dreams, experts guiding these young people to do what they’ve done,” he said.
Cannon also explained that Fox is definitely at fault for creating a tense environment that fostered the confrontation and that they’re wrong for promoting it.
“My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I’ve ever met, if you watch the video, she just maintains her composure … I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all. She signed up to do a job to help young people … this is like a sidebar. I hope that’s not what this show becomes, about the catfights,” he explained. “The show is solely about a singing competition, that’s why America loves these shows, they want to see people reach a certain goal or win … and then to make it about something it’s not, [it] kind of shows that the producers and the network are losing their foot a little bit.”
Cannon also explained that Carey wasn’t too concerned about the incident and that she called him up afterwards to discuss their kids, which he says is her only concern these days.
Well, Cannon wasn’t the only one with some choice words about the argument. Read what “Idol” host Ryan Seacrest and fellow judge Keith Urban had to say about the argument after the cut. –nicholas robinson