Nicki Minaj Tweets Shade At Mariah Carey…Again (In Other News, Grass Is Green)

By: Robbie Daw / May 2, 2013

There are several givens on American Idol, that rickety-but-beloved singing competition fave. For instance, Randy Jackson’s questionable evening wear worn on the show. Drawn-out, two-hour weekly performance episodes that, really, could be condensed down to about 14 minutes. The phrase “in it to win it.” And, in Season 12, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s continuous quest to figuratively — and, maybe literally, too? — de-wig one-another on camera.

To be honest, the bitchy quip-throwing between Idol’s resident drama queens didn’t seem out of the ordinary during last night’s performance episode. I mean, Nicki shouted at one point to Mariah, “Clean your ears out!” These days, isn’t that like her giving Mimi a tender kiss on the forehead followed by a foot massage?

Not so, apparently — for Minaj took to Twitter to lob some heavy shade Carey’s way this afternoon. Catch her triumvirate of nasty tweets below.

Hours ago, Minaj seemed to be engaging in a little back-and-forth about her fellow Idol judge with online entity Perez Hilton.

Surely Nicki could have just left it at that? Nah, of course not.

The Re-Upped animal print empress then went for the jugular with one more tweet on the matter. It seemed to acknowledge rumors of Jennifer Lopez being on tap to return to the show as a judge, and replace Mariah.

Frosty. For the record, J.Lo is scheduled to perform on the Idol finale this month. Cue up the inevitable screen grab gallery of Mariah’s icy glare during those three minutes?