Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey caught fighting on tape at 'American Idol' audition
There have been a lot of rumors that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj aren't getting along on the set of American Idol as it chugs through auditions, and there's been a lot of denials by Fox that's the case. But thanks to a video of the pair going at it tooth and nail in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, there's a lot of proof the two singers are well on their way to ruining the next season pretty quickly.
In an obscenity-laced rant, Minaj lambasts Mimi for acting like a diva. We've included the TMZ video above, but you can barely understand what anyone's saying, because Carey is hard to hear and Nicki's voice is so high-pitched, the studio must have been overrun by stray dogs. That's why we'll just run the site's transcript on the jump:
Nicki: Get this s--- in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy Jackson: Settle down, settle down.
Nicki: Don't lose your head. Don't lose your head (inaudible). Don't tell me I'm a gangster. (inaudible) ... every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I'ma take it back, and if you've got a f---ing problem, handle it. ... I told them I'm not f---ing putting up with her f---ing highness over there. Figure it the f--- out. Figure it out.
Mariah: Oh why, whyyyy do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me?
Nicki: I'm not gonna sit here every f---ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
Mariah: I can't see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.
Nicki: Good. Go see them now, go see them now, you're boring as f---, you're boring as f---.
Wow, whoever would have thought Nicki and Mariah both would be acting like entitled brats who deserve special attention? At least Mariah has two decades of experience singing through five octaves, while Nicki's claim to fame is having a huge butt and a catalog of songs that sound like a sample machine was tossed in an industrial grinder.
TMZ adds that Mariah apparently started it by calling Nicki a bitch before the video really got going, but Carey's husband Nick Cannon did his job and made his wife sound like an angel.
"My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I've ever met, if you watch the video, she just maintains her composure ... I don't think she's moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all," Cannon said on Access Hollywood Wednesday, according to Yahoo News. "She signed up to do a job to help young people ... this is like a sidebar. I hope that's not what this show becomes, about the catfights,"
The site says auditions were canceled for the day so they could calm down. Idol producers are apparently alarmed about the bad chemistry, but they shouldn't be too surprised, because word is Mariah said Nicki was bad news and didn't want her hired anyway, to hear insiders tell it. Too bad Keith Urban quit drinking; he looks like he could use a whiskey neat right about now.