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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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61.

jbeans    

Who cares! Hey AI...this is supposed to be a SINGING competition, not a competition between judges! I've watched every season and now I'm done! It's ridculous the amount of money you pay these "celebrities" to judge then make the show all about them!

767 days ago
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tink981    

why does every pic of Niki Minaj look like she is either in pain or some kind of mental case. she doesn't photograph well at all.

767 days ago
63.

Julie Farman    

I'm team Mariah.

http://livefromthegrayishcarpet.blogspot.com/2012/07/mariah-american-idol-and-me.html

767 days ago
64.

Jessica    

Niki Minaj SUCKS! I can't stand her ugly faces and the way she acts. She's trashy and now AI is trashy as well.

767 days ago
65.

Sandra     

Can't stand these women and won't watch this soon to be dead show!!

767 days ago
66.

Gary    

This is just another way KMZ is trying to help their buddy Ryan....they think if the can fake fighting, people will tune in......idol should be boycotted because Ryan promotes the Krapdashians...

767 days ago
67.

Bekatem    

Why don't you try Natural health stuff to start beauty from the inside out. Cellfood is a wonderful way to start as it has 78 trace minerals,all the amino acids necessary for proper growth. 34 enzymes necessary for good digestion of your food, and electrolytes. A must in any health regime Nickey. You are never too young to start taking care of your health! Don't wait to get old to start frantically trying to stop the aging process! .

767 days ago
68.

Bekatem    

Why don't you try Natural health stuff to start beauty from the inside out. Cellfood is a wonderful way to start as it has 78 trace minerals,all the amino acids necessary for proper growth. 34 enzymes necessary for good digestion of your food, and electrolytes. A must in any health regime Nickey. You are never too young to start taking care of your health! Don't wait to get old to start frantically trying to stop the aging process! http://www.nucellcanada.ca/store

767 days ago
69.

Amrb89    

I've watched AI since day one but will not be watching this year. The biggest mistake they made was making Nicki Minaj a judge. I'm not sure how anyone can think she is a role model for anyone.

767 days ago
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Becky    

2 stupid bitches that think they are way better than they are. NEXT!

767 days ago
71.

Pimpcessa    

Nicki, honey, you in danger gurrrrrrl! Mariah eats little wannabe's like you for an appetizer! You are way out of your league! Good luck.

767 days ago
72.

Lindsay Lohan Fan Forever    

Don't know about how to feel about either of these.
Not watching anyway.

767 days ago
73.

chris george    

it very difficult for two women to live in a room but the sane cannot be said about men!

767 days ago
74.

Em    

It's time for this show to end. It used to be about the talent. Now it's only about how big of a celeb they can get to judge.

767 days ago
75.

Montclair Grandma    

I don't know how much of this ego clashing is real and how much contrived to try to get viewers. The past two seasons of American Idol were bad enough.
I'm not tuning in this season to watch two women
behave with bad manners.

767 days ago
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