American Idol feud ‘Nikki Minaj vs Mariah Carey’ update: Judges speak, producers release statementBy Angel Cuala on Oct 6, 2012 in Entertainment, Hollywood, Music, United States •
Updated: January 8, 2013 1:45 p.m.
The so-called ‘American Idol‘ feud, or the alleged ‘Nicki Minaj vs Mariah Carey‘ fight, which occurred during an audition in North Carolina on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, has been a talk-of-the-town these past few days The two judges have already spoken about it, while American Idol producers also released a statement.
American Idol judges and host (From Left to Right):
Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest (show
host), Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson
Image Credit: Michael Becker/Fox
“This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had. We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can’t imagine a better group to find the next American Idol.” American Idol producers were quoted in a statement, posted at The Hollywood Reporter this Friday.
“Despite all the accusations and media speculation – much of which is inaccurate – production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge.” American Idol executives added, referring to earlier reports that Nicki Minaj allegedly threatened Mariah Carey.
Last Thursday, Barbara Walters interviewed Mariah Carey in the morning before her show ‘The View’ on ABC was aired. The 42-year old ‘Hero’ singer said that the “feud” last Tuesday started when she and Nicki Minaj disagreed with the audition performance of a contestant, adding that she already hired additional security.
According to Walters, American Idol producers and judges had a meeting on Wednesday and settled the matter. Minaj told Carey, “I love you but we might fight again,” and Carey responded, “No, we will not,” Walters said. The 29-year old ‘Super Bass’ singer-rapper later tweeted on the issue.
“Hey yAll. Lets just say Nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it. Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence,” Nicki Minaj (@NickiMinaj) tweeted this Friday.
“Barbara Walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake if u don’t wannA get shook!!!!…I don’t call TMZ n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.” Minaj added.
Meanwhile, NBC‘s ‘The Voice’ judge Cee Lo Green said he thinks that the ‘feud’ was not real and that it was only made up to promote the show. “This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything’s legit. I’m not intimidated. I think it’s entertainment for everybody.” Green was quoted telling to TMZ, also this Friday.
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