Since American Idol signed Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as judges, rumors have been flying that the two big divas with big personalities were clashing on set — although everyone has been quick to deny the allegations. Now, there’s some empirical proof that the two ladies aren’t exactly getting along. In a video of yesterday’s auditions in Charlotte, NC, Minaj appears to be throwing a tantrum, screaming profanity at Carey. The clip was leaked by TMZ, and according to sources, before the video footage begins, Minaj even threatened to “knock out” Carey.
The dialogue isn’t particularly clear in the low-quality clip, but Minaj seems animated, firing F-bombs with reckless abandon: “I told them I’m not [bleeped] putting up with her [bleeped] highness over there. Figure it the [bleeped] out, figure it out,” she yells. Later, she says, “I’m not gonna sit here every [bleeped] minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day.” Randy Jackson can be heard trying to placate Minaj, although it’s tough to make out what Carey is saying in response.
Shortly after the incident took place, Carey reportedly tweeted the following: “whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy” The tweet has since been deleted. Go figure.
According to TMZ sources, producers had to end auditions for the day after the blow out — and they’re worried about how the judges will coexist through the show’s run. After watching this video, we don’t blame them. See the clip above.