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Diva dust up! Nicki Minaj goes after Mariah Carey on ‘Idol’

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Nicki Minaj. AP

Pound the alarm!

After several days of hardly any news, TMZ dug up some video of Nicki Minaj throwing down on Mariah Carey at the judges’ table. This is great stuff you have to see here.

Auditions in Charlotte were cut short yesterday to let the judges cool down.

“I told them I’m not f—– putting up with her f—-’ highness over there,” Minaj said.

Carey responds, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?”

I have a feeling this won’t end up on screen in three months. Or will it?

Mariah fans have already posted a Facebook petition pushing for Nicki’s ouster.  It has about 1,000 likes when I checked this morning.

- And Haley Reinhart has an endorsement gig!

- VH1 aired both an Unplugged and Behind the Music for Carrie Underwood. The one thing I learned from the Behind the Music: someone on “Idol” pushed an earpiece too far into Underwood’s ear and blew out her eardrum before the final. She worried she would have trouble staying in key. But she was fine – of course. MJ provides some video here.

- Khloe Kardashian (various E! reality shows) and Mario Lopez (”America’s Best Dance Crew,” “Extra”) are set to host the live “X Factor” episodes. “The Voice” is beating “X Factor” regularly in ratings. Simon Cowell is still peeved about it.

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

126 comments Add your comment

JTesla

October 3rd, 2012
12:03 pm

Her highness! LOL. I would normally say grab the popcorn and lets watch a cat fight, but I was hoping for a little more from Idol this time around.

Good for Haley!

X-Factor vs. The Voice LOL. People watch what they want to watch, not what Simon tries to cajole them into watching.

Deirdre

October 3rd, 2012
12:12 pm

I think maybe Idol has bitten off more than it can chew. Stephen Tyler required the occasional bleep. I can’t help but think Nicki is going to make him look like a choirboy.

Haley looks gorgeous. she would have been a terrific winner!

Deirdre

October 3rd, 2012
12:13 pm

Khloe and Mario…the circus begins!

malleesmom

October 3rd, 2012
12:34 pm

The American Idol people messed up big time. The Minaj/Carey duo is a train wreck of massive proportions. This is never going to work.

missnadine

October 3rd, 2012
1:05 pm

This screams (pun intended) of desparation on AI’s part.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
1:20 pm

RoHo is really building up the excitement… now if I could only watch the blasted clip

Tim

October 3rd, 2012
1:24 pm

That chick needs to go! She has no place on AI and should not have been asked to be a judge. She’s obviously not mature enough to have an intelligent exchange.

JTesla

October 3rd, 2012
1:29 pm

Poor Keith Urban… Randy knew well enough to stay back, but Keith was stuck. Roll the chair back and duck under the table dude, no one would fault you for doing that.

Seth T

October 3rd, 2012
1:46 pm

If you take time to look at the “explicit” videos Nicki has done, some on YouTube and others you have to sign-in to Facebook to see — it’s been a very poor choice to put her on this panel to begin with.

♥ kelly&carriefan ♥

October 3rd, 2012
1:51 pm

Nicki Minaj is one of those people that you “enjoy the music, but don’t enjoy the person” similar to Kanye and Eminem. I’m not entirely sure WHO thought she’d be a good idea for a judge on such a family oriented show as Idol. Mariah’s response was hilarious, btw. The one I really feel for is Keith Urban. They really didn’t need to have 4 judges! I guess Idol is going for that Jersey Shore/Real Housewives audience. Meh.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
2:04 pm

I’m now giving up on that brawl. Tried to google “Nicki Minaj attacks Maria Carey” and there’s a whole bunch of Nicki Minaj attacks choices… plain attacks, “muslim”, “islam”, “woman”, and even one “Maria Carey”. Clicked on it and the computer FROZE. Unless Nicki was brought up by wolves I pity her mom. Nicki must have been one hellacious kid.

Deirdre

October 3rd, 2012
2:12 pm

Go To TMZ.com and scroll down. The video is there.

Deirdre

October 3rd, 2012
2:13 pm

It would be just fine with me if Mariah, Keith and Randy continued without Nicki.

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
2:18 pm

“Pound” the alarm?

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
2:20 pm

Nikki looks like one of those blow up inflatable ummm…

never mind.

Jenny

October 3rd, 2012
2:43 pm

Oh Mercedes, I know all about very expensive pets… been there with the huge vet bills more than once. But they’re family… what can you do. :-)

I think the Minaj hire was a BAD mistake. Idol better watch their step…. they’re slowly moving from a respected icon, to cheap, desperate and seedy. 

Woodpappy

October 3rd, 2012
2:52 pm

What a freaking joke this season is going to be with that Minaj clown. IDOL exec’s wake up before it’s too late.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
2:58 pm

Thanks for trying to help, D., sorry, still doesn’t work. Same video clip Rodney put up. Maybe my ‘puter cannot tolerate that much bad language?

Maybe the Minaj child just wants to get out of her contract. Maybe she’s just discovered that judging is work.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
2:58 pm

Thanks for trying to help, D., sorry, still doesn’t work. Same video clip Rodney put up. Maybe my ‘puter cannot tolerate that much bad language?

Maybe the Minaj child just wants to get out of her contract. Maybe she’s just discovered that judging is work.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
2:59 pm

That’s NOT me double-talking…

G

October 3rd, 2012
3:20 pm

Don’t know about Khloe, but Mario Lopez should do pretty well.

@Rickster…..that’s not entirely a bad thing. Have you seen her “assets”? Most of Nicki’s talent is behind her. LOL!

Hey, Nicki is the IT girl right now. She’s bringing all of her “Pink Friday” and Young Money crew viewing audience to Idol. Which will pretty much be a new, younger audience to Idol. Family show viewing today is different than it was 10, 20 and certainly 40 years ago. Kids are exposed to a lot more than we were at their age. So, the older audience can either make room, or leave the room.

Mercedes S.

October 3rd, 2012
3:37 pm

Met with success, finally, on the HP site, yet. This Minaj creature must be cursed – after viewing the video and not understanding a WORD of what she was screaming, my computer again froze and then exploded in warnings about viruses.

So IF they keep this harpy I might just pass on the new Idol.

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
3:39 pm

I’ve never heard NiMi sing. But she looks like she’d have a helium-induced voice.

G

October 3rd, 2012
3:48 pm

@Rickster. You’re not missing anything. She’s mostly a rapper (I use that term loosely). She sits on her greatest talent.

JTesla

October 3rd, 2012
4:13 pm

Rickster, to get an idea of what G is talking about, and also an idea of her second talent which is in front of her, turn off your computer speakers and watch her “Starships” video on Youtube. That’s about what she has to offer. I guess her third talent is being strange, her fourth talent being controversial, her fifth may relate to music.

I actually like a few of her songs, but I know you well enough to understand that you won’t. At all. It’s just not for everyone. Even though I like a song or two of hers, her speaking voice isn’t that good… at all. Even when she does the fake accents, still not good for TV.

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
4:22 pm

Looking at the picture again… she looks more like a wax statue at Madam Toussad’s museum than one of those blow up inflatable ummm…

never mind.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
4:35 pm

Looks like American Idol has gone from reality show to soap opera. Honestly who didn’t see this coming?

I like The Voice and X-Factor but from what I’ve seen X-Factor has better talent at this stage.

Wonder what the odds are that Nicki doesn’t make it to the live shows. Nigel might want to page Paula to see if she’ll take Nicki’s place.

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
4:36 pm

K&CF: “Nicki Minaj is one of those people that you “enjoy the music, but don’t enjoy the person” similar to Kanye and Eminem.”

I don’t like their music either!

Sam-A

October 3rd, 2012
4:43 pm

With ya there, Rickster! Not really much “music” involved.

Rickster

October 3rd, 2012
4:52 pm

Have a good evening, everyone. Heading out on time for change.

I have a date tonight with the lovely and gracious Mrs. Rickster!

Jenny

October 3rd, 2012
4:53 pm

With you, sis. No singing talent is really included with (not so) Darling Nikki.

I surely HOPE she won’t make it to the live shows. Otherwise I may not….

I hope the show-runners will come to their senses. What were they thinking??? Not all buzz is good buzz.

Deirdre

October 3rd, 2012
4:58 pm

Here’s the latest salvo in the Minaj/Carey Wars:

Mariah Carey fired the first shots in her “American Idol” war with Nicki Minaj … calling the rapper a “b*tch” multiple times … this according to sources close to Minaj.

According to our sources, Nicki is adamant … in the moments before the TMZ video begins, Mariah repeatedly berated her … until Nicki finally had enough and exploded.

We’re told … Nicki feels Mariah has been wasting everyone’s time by constantly praising herself instead of focusing her energy on critiquing the contestants.

One source tells us, “She keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won … Nicki is tired of it.”

JTesla

October 3rd, 2012
5:16 pm

And the pendulum in my mind swings away from Mariah and back to Nicki.

I can take a foul mouthed little brat, they are easy to ignore. I won’t be able to tolerate a narcissistic megalomaniac. However, like always, I’ll give both a chance. In fact, I’m going to stop saying that I’ll give Idol a chance, and you can all just assume that I will until I say otherwise.

Highlander

October 3rd, 2012
5:28 pm

Obviously, this is something Idol expected when they signed Minaj after already putting Carey under contract. Either that or they’re more stupid (stupy?) than we’ve thought (considering some past decisions)!

But, while this “feud” may be getting AI some press while X-Factor and The Voice are rolling, it actually reinforces the feeling that we’ve complained about – that Idol’s focus will be more and more on the judges than on the talent! :twisted:

And yes, The Voice and X-Factor focus on the judges (coaches, mentors), too, but those shows were set up that way from the start.

Highlander

October 3rd, 2012
5:32 pm

Rickster, you seem to be referencing a certain inflatable quite a bit today. Are we to assume there’s an air pump in that super-secret undisclosed underground bunker of yours?? :lol:

Janet

October 3rd, 2012
6:21 pm

Publicity stunt. End of story.

BigSister

October 3rd, 2012
6:41 pm

I’m a 54 year old who has watched Idol from its inception. My 30 year old daughter likes Niki, but I know little about her. I have seen her on television before, and she was respectful and well-spoken, alternating between being smart and ditzy. She seemed harmless, and appeared to be banking on her time in the spotlight, just like Lady Gaga is doing. At age 54, Mariah would make me curse! She is so uppity, always talking about her things, what she bought, her kids and her husband, sneering as if looking down on “the other folks”. And I’m sure Randy did not help the situation because he just L U V S himself some Mariah. It’s just a mess. I was not a fan of either of the ladies joining the show, but Niki girl, don’t take “no mouth” from a wanna be diva. I feel you on that.

Wayne stuck in AL

October 3rd, 2012
7:23 pm

RODNEY:
Please stop posting pictures of Nicki Minaj…That is one, ugly, UGLY woman!

Seth T

October 3rd, 2012
7:24 pm

Randy, who is Mariah’s manager – and held some clout on how this panel was put-together, has put a different spin on the show even before this blow-up between the Diva’s.

Randy is the model for name-dropping and mentioning every record and band he played-in, helped produce a record with, or drove-by the studio when somebody famous was recording.

Nicki says she doesn’t want to have to listen to Mariah’s resume all the time, so maybe we can hear more of Randy’s, in which he often brings-up Mariah’s accomplishments. etc.

I wonder if they will have Mariah and Nicki sit next to each-other on the live shows:).

GreyFox2

October 3rd, 2012
7:44 pm

Minaj is trailer trash so I don’t understand how she was even invited to the show. Mariah is in a class far beyond Minaj. When Minaj grows up and learns to sing, maybe…just maybe she will be able to judge prospective singers. In the meantime,she needs to sit her beind down and be quiet…very quiet.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:17 pm

Hey guys! Anyone watching XFactor?

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:28 pm

I’m watching Pitchy.
I love Jennel Garcia!

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:32 pm

Hey, DanJ. This season is going to be a good. Such EXCELLENT young singers. So looking forward to this sing off. I love the first girl that sang, Diamond ______ (13 yrs. old).

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:34 pm

Meaning, looking forward to the sing off between the two ladies up next. They’re singing the same song. Who will nail it???

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:38 pm

Diamond White I think. Yeah its going to be a good season. Loving the no host.

DanJ

October 3rd, 2012
8:40 pm

I don’t like the girl with the spots painted on her face. Hope she loses the sing-off!

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:45 pm

I think she’s going to win it, girl w/spots on voice.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:46 pm

What a crock for L.A. to say that, like he didn’t know he has a script in front of him. Busted.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:46 pm

She already started out much better and on pitch.

Pitchy

October 3rd, 2012
8:47 pm

What do you think, DanJ?