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'Idol' Comments Spark Friction Between J.Lo and Nicki Minaj THR

Friction appears to have surfaced between pop stars Nicki Minaj and Jennifer Lopez after Minaj needled Lopez on Fox's "American Idol," according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Minaj, who performed "Starships" on the program, asked Lopez to "scoot over" to make room for her to join the judging panel, the story notes. "I was hoping maybe I could come back and be a guest judge," Minaj said.

Lopez, who the report says appeared "perky yet prim," responded, "I don't know if there's enough room for both of us," the story notes.

Minaj afterwards said she was "just joking around" and has "nothing but respect" for Lopez, the story notes.