Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have been cursing each other out on the audition set of “American Idol” in North Carolina. TMZ leaked footage of the blue in action for us all to kiki about.
What was said? Peep the heated transcript below:
Nicki: ”You think I’m playing. Think it’s a joke! Think its a f*cking joke?? Say one more disrespectful thing to me- say one more disrespectful thing to me.”
Randy: “Time out! Time Out!”
Nicki: Don’t tell me I’m inadequate. Maybe you’re inadequate, you’re insecure running down your resume every five minutes. Every time you take a shot at me, Imma take it back and if you’ve got a f-cking 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-cking putting up with your f-cking 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-ck.”
Ryan Seacrest (the host of the show) spills on the pair:
“Yesterday, we did about a full day of auditions, and toward the end of the day that there was a very heated, intense argument between a couple of the judges after a contestant performed. Both of these judges have come with a different perspectives.
[There’s] nothing wrong with disagreeing . . . That’s gonna happen, and it’s okay. It was intense! I’ll be honest with you . .. It went far last night. It did get intense.
We want that! We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol . . . the feedback that they give is very good.”
Ooop! You can’t tell me Seacrest isn’t stroking a white Persian in a leather chair revelling in the viewer rating boost this incident has incurred.
According to Nicki Minaj’s hair (wig) stylist he alludes to Mariah throwing shade behind the scenes:
“LET ME TELL YALL SOMETHING. STOP HITTING ME ABOUT WHAT HAPPEND! AT THE END OF THE DAY IT IS WHAT IT IS AND IF U WASNT THERE SAVE UR SPEECH. U ONLY SAW 1 MIN OF THIS COMPARED TO WHAT I SEE AND HEAR ON SET SO BE CAREFUL HOW U JUMP LIKE A FROG ON THE WRONG LILY PAD! AND U CAN CURSE ME OUT ALL DAY CUS WHAT!!!”
It was only a matter of time before Mariah’s hubby Nick Cannon leapt to his wife’s defense stating the following:
“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 accomplish their dreams and this is like a sidebar. I hope that’s not what this show becomes, about the cat fights. 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.”
Nicki Minaj or Mariah: who won?
Putting two divas in the same room you’re bound to get conflict. Seat our countryman Keith Urban in the middle of the two and you’ll get him thinking, ‘bloody hell! Why did I leave “The Voice Australia” for this again? Oh that’s right -for the cash.’ Mate, make sure you sit on the end of the panel next time so you don’t get caught in the diva crossfire.
We all know that Mariah is a shady bish. She’s been in the game for nearly twenty years and she’s seen female artists like Nicki Minaj come and go, sis has earned her stripes. Within that twenty years she has also mastered the art of shade throwing.
Y’all know I love me some Queen Barbie – however I don’t think she came off that well in this on-screen spat. Getting all hoodrat on Mimi is not the way to go, Nicki you need to cleverly throw shade back without losing your composure – beat her at her own game.
Having that said that though, I wouldn’t put up with being disrespected by anyone either. Nicki Minaj has been publicly dissed by many other musicians and industry people who don’t take her talent seriously as both a female and a rapper.
Who’s the clear victor in this battle of the divas? I’ll let you decide…
Peep the video footage below courtesy of TMZ: