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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

Already At Each Other's

Throats

9/17/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mariah Carey wasted no time proving what we told you 2 weeks ago -- there's only room for one diva on "American Idol."

Carey and Nicki Minaj went at it during the first "A.I." taping Sunday in NYC. When Nicki started critiquing a contestant, Mariah would interrupt -- not once, but many times. Each time Mariah interrupted, Nicki fought back by loudly talking over Mariah.

One "A.I." spy said Mariah and Nicki tried to cover their disdain for each other but everyone saw through it, adding, "These girls just don't like each other."

You may recall, we reported when producers called Mariah to tell her that Nicki would probably be joining her as a judge, she hung up the phone.

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16.

JokerSnk    

Im Pretty Sure Mariah Carey Is A Self Centered B**** And Wants It To Be All Bout Her.. If I Remember Correctly Mariah And Nicki Have A Song Together Called Up Out My Face... Whats The Big Deal..

703 days ago
17.

nORRis8    

The contestants sing for barely a minute and a half doing a abbreviated song and then the judges critique their efforts for about 5 minutes then Seacrest comes on and looks as pretty as possible for 30 seconds.

Show should be called American Judges.

703 days ago
18.

Columbo    

When did they start letting clowns (NM) be judges?

703 days ago
19.

Laurie    

I haven't missed 1 episode of American Idol ever! But I am done now, I could have handled it with Mariah and Keith Urban, but Nicki Minaj, really? She's barely a star, and I don't even know why I have to even know who she is. She has no talent and she's just a gimmick. She has no right to judge a talent competition...

703 days ago
20.

janet    

This show has been beating a dead horse for years. This is just a ratings ploy. Put this show out to pasture already.

703 days ago
21.

ohreally    

Who didn't see this coming? Seriously.

703 days ago
22.

Tina    

The only time I watch A.I is for the auditions, other then that A.I is over....A.I should have booked Mariah C. when they first with season one started she is what talent really is. Mariah C. can and should be called a diva, I believe she deserves it. N. Minaj got popular fast but she has no real talent. They book N.Minaj for the young minority vote and thats about it...Hate her music if you call her 'rapping' style music...M.Carey to N. Minaj no comparison,,,,Team M>C

703 days ago
23.

Awesome     

Nicki Minaj knows two things. Where the best damn clown wig store is and how to apply the perfect clown face.

703 days ago
24.

David    

Just another ratings ploy. Hey whatever works but I think most will quickly lose interest.

703 days ago
25.

Mumra the Ever Living    

I see only one solution:
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Thunderthighs . . . errrrrrrr . . . . Thunderdome !!!

703 days ago
26.

Toilethead    

Kook fight!

703 days ago
27.

Nunya    

mariah has every right to be pissed. nicki is a joke!

703 days ago
28.

LRT    

Nice try with the publicity stunt....BUT the show was done awhile ago! Stick a fork in it!

703 days ago
29.

who are you???    

Both want to be seen so it will be a no holds barred season. That being said, I no longer watch it.

703 days ago
30.

Stephanie    

Shows how much I pay attention--I thought it was just a baseless rumor that non-talented Nicki Garbage would be a judge...what a bad decision. Mariah Carey has proven talent and I can understand her being a judge. Nicki Garbage sucks.

703 days ago
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