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President Obama Wades Into 'American Idol' Diva Feud THR

President Barack Obama has voiced his thoughts on the feud between "American Idol" judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, expressing confidence that the divas will work out their differences, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Obama made the comments on a radio show hosted by Michael Yo over the weekend, the story notes. "I think that they are going to be able to sort it out," Obama said. "I am confident."

"I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards," he added.

Asked which judge was his favorite, Obama didn't hold back. "Mariah," he said. "She's actually done some events for us. I've gotten to know her and [husband] Nick [Cannon]. She's a wonderful lady. Nicki I don't know, but I've got her on my iPod."