By Elizabeth C.
MEOW! Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj are bringing the hate to the 12th season of American Idol. The two prissy divas came close to scratching each other’s eyes out during auditions in Charlotte, N.C., auditions Tuesday.
According to MouthToEars, the Glitter singer was “get[ting] ghetto” with Minaj when the pink mopped star blew. “Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her,” MouthToEars reports. “Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show. Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a bitch and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night.”
The New York Daily News transcribed the garbled rant caught on tape.
“I’m gonna knock you out!Get this s**t in self-control,” Nicki vented. “Get in control. Get in control….Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
The Stupid Hoe singer continued her rant:
“So every time you patronize me, I’m-a take it back, and if you’ve got a f***ing problem, handle it. I told them I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.” I’m not gonna sit here every f***ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute, every day.”
.Ironically, BangShowbiz quotes Nicki denying that a rift existed between the recording stars in an interview given before Tuesday’s cat fight. “”Up until the rumours, I didn’t think there would be a problem because she and I had worked together,” Minaj reportedly said. “I had so much genuine love for her and respect for her, I was shocked hearing the rumours as well.”
Idol executives had hired the mega recording stars to turn up the heat during the show’s 12th season. Presumably, they weren’t expecting to have to put out flames — but then again, you never really know in television.
Watch while Nicki throws down: