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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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31.

ihateskanks    

Nicki Minaj has absolutely ZERO business being a judge on a show that requires actual talent to win. Her only talent is ripping off lady gagas extreme outfits and sucking lil Wayne's dick to get a record deal. Her music and lyrics are pure garbage. American idol must be grasping at straws to get viewers if they settled for nicki minaj. Poor Mariah, id be pissed too if I was clumped together with the likes of talentless trash like minaj

577 days ago
32.

pat    

As much as they may not like each other, this is Seacrest imitating Cowell and creating controversy just for the ratings.


These are starting to have run their course and probably will disappear in the near future (end of this season, hopefully)

577 days ago
33.

tessa    

why not just make the move to BET? no way will I give one rating point to these silly women, what a mistake for AI.

577 days ago
34.

marcella    

MARIAH SHOULD SHUT THE HELL UP!!! NICKI IS THE ONLY STAR ON AMERICAN IDOL, WITHOUT NICKY, MARIAH WOULD BE BACK HOME WASHING HER SON NICK'S UNDERWEAR!!! SHUT UP OLD LADY, AND BOW TO QUEEN NICKI!!!

577 days ago
35.

Nicole    

The only opinion that really matters is that of Mariah Carey.... She is the one with the experience and her voice surpasses all else. Keith Urban is also experienced, but MC is going to be the best part of the show. NM doesn't have enough experience to even be on the show, she looks like a joke! Glad RJ will still be there.

577 days ago
36.

ragu4u    

What they need to do is a "Celebrity Death Match" type of hype on Idol. Ya know......The Carey boobys vs. the Minaj booty. YOU make the call!

577 days ago
37.

gossipgirl86    

Mariah take your old azz somewhere and have a seat!

577 days ago
38.

Bob    

So sad - you can smell the desperation. The ONLY good element last year was Coach Jimmy because he actually understood music and could articulate it. But AI would rather drop 20 mil on a pair of self-absorbed brain dead narcissists. Good riddance AI

576 days ago
39.

Too    

I honestly can't understand why A.I. would hire the "talent-less" Minaj to judge up and coming performers..she wouldn't know talent if it hit her in the damn head!!!

576 days ago
40.

Jackie    

They're trying to get rates or viewers....hello...we are not that stupid to figure out the bs fight.

576 days ago
41.

Carl    

AI reaches new heights of desperation. I'm certain they have been told by the producers to play up this supposed rivalry to the hilt.

576 days ago
42.

hotbitch    

Mariah has every right to be pissed. I know she's got to be kicking herself for signing that contract. She's also probably going to fire Randy Jackson for putting her in this position! haha I can't even imagine sitting there being the world's biggest female singer and having that hack sitting next to me. Ugh.

576 days ago
43.

Djkane    

Nikki should just be happy to be in Mariah present she don't have half the accomplishment Mariah has and will never get it. She is a 2012 lil Kim enjoy that 12 million because that's it

576 days ago
44.

Seldombinlaid    

I'll give this show a chance even though I don't like the way the Dawg was treated. I won't watch cat fights. The only good thing that can be said for Idol is that a Kardashion isn't on it. That I won't watch.

576 days ago
45.

STFUP    

Minaj is a f'n freak & Carey is a has-been.
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Idol is finished. This will be the last season. Mark my words.

576 days ago
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