Oh man! Things got SERIOUSLY heated during American Idol auditions yesterday when Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey got into a screaming match (that involved cussing) during auditions … which was, thankfully, caught on video. Ever since Idol casting started floating around Mariah Carey AND Nicki Minaj as possible judges (on the same panel), there has been much talk about how the ladies do not get along. My guess is that producers of the show hoped the tension between the two would make for good TV … and they were right. Honestly, as a skeptic, I’m very suspicious when news of in-fighting emerges from these kinds of reality TV shows but this video seems genuine to me. Check it out, watch Nicki and Mariah go at it in the video above and see what you think. Click below to read more about what exactly went down during this heated exchange.
Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina [Tuesday], after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … sources tell TMZ. In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them, I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f*ckin’ highness over there.” Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … but that part wasn’t captured on tape. It all went down while the two were sitting at the judge’s table … with Keith Urban sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah. We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement about a contestant’s performance. According to our friends at MouthToEars.com, producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down. Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up — it appears this was no joke and it seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul.