During a press conference to unveil the new judging panel on Fox’s "American Idol," judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj downplayed rumors of a feud between them, reports EW.com’s Inside TV. Minaj didn’t have much to say on the subject, but Carey dismissed the reports.
"How can you feud in two days?” Carey said. “I think a feud takes a little longer [to build].”
Asked about their reasons for joining the show, Carey admitted she has "never been a fan of this type of thing." She added: "But I realized what this show has done for such talented artists — truly giving them careers. … I really felt like this would be something to help bring out new talent and [for me] to be a part of that.”
Minaj revealed part of her motivation was the opportunity to "wear a whole bunch of different wigs."