Diva Battle Breaks Out During 'American Idol' Auditions, Raising Alarm Among Producers -- Video Catches Nicki Minaj Cussing Out Fellow Judge Mariah Carey TMZ
A battle between two divas appears to be brewing at "American Idol," with rapper and judge Nicki Minaj caught on tape swearing at fellow judge and singer Mariah Carey during auditions Tuesday in Charlotte, according to a video posted by TMZ.com.
Producers on the show are concerned about how the two performers will work together long-term, according to the report.
Minaj reportedly threatened Carey, telling her, "I'm going to knock you out!," the story notes. Minaj reportedly made the comment before the tape began, the article says.
In the tape, posted below, Minaj is heard saying, "I told them I'm not f*ckin' putting up with her f**kin' highness over there." The exchange happened at the judges' table and reportedly started over a disagreement over a contestant's performance. Carey responds to Minaj, but it’s hard to hear what she is saying in the tape.
TMZ posted the following transcript to help viewers follow what’s being said in the video:
Nicki: Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy: Settle down, settle down
Nicki: Don't lose your head. Don't lose your head (inaudible). Don't tell me I'm a gangster.
Nicki: (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I'm-ma take it back, and if you've got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki: I told them I'm not f**kin' putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Nicki: I'm not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.