Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Clash on "American Idol" Set

October 3, 2012 By:
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In the most predictable news report of the day, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey aren’t getting along.

In a video obtained by TMZ, the 29-year-old rapper is shown throwing it down at the 42-year-old singer, swearing her out in an explosive fight. As a result, producers had to shut down the Charlotte, North Carolina auditions early to diffuse the heated confrontation.

It’s hard to hear every note that Nicki is hitting here, but some choice words from transcripts include:

“I told them I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fuckin’ highness over there.”

“Think I'm playin? Think this shit is a fucking joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me—off with your head!”

“Off with your head, off with your head.”


However, if the reports that Mariah sparked the blowout by calling Nicki a bitch are true, then as seen in the video, Mariah displays classic passive aggressive behavior 101—sitting their in silence while Nicki makes her overreaction look 110% crazy.

Also according to a TMZ source, Nicki had it up to here with Mariah constantly touting her resume and patronizing the rapper’s level of success and experience, which truthfully isn’t anywhere near Mariah’s twenty years in the industry.

Overall, It’s an unprofessional car crash that should make for a reality TV hit.

This isn’t the first time the two have ever worked together. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were in a song together back in 2010 titled “Up Out My Face.” Foreshadowing?