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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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106.

tween    

get rid of Nikki..Theres only room for 1 diva n dat Mariah

703 days ago
107.

tahoegeminii    

The producers know this show is in the tank-their only hope is that the Minaj a MeMe "ghetto clown b!tch" (thanks to COD for that analogy) catfights will get them ANY viewers at all-they know that MeMe wasn't going to do it alone no matter what a ridiculous entitled illiterate fat cow she is-after laughing at MeMe make an idiot of herself for a week or 2 people would be done-besides you can see that on HSN--throw in the reality show catfight angle and they might make just 1 more season-Ryan Seacrest did invent this type of programming afterall-I love how Simon outed the delusional MeMe by telling the world she came after X-factor and he turned her down-sent her to the competition-classic-wasn't MeMe spewing all over town how Simon was begging her and they couldn't afford her?-then Simon hires Britney-says she was first and only choice and pays her as much as MeMe is getting on Idol-Now Idol played MeMe for the nasty C she is and basically hired her cause they knew she would throw drama fits and temper tantrums which they intend to exploit to the best of their ability-Minaj is only the first step to out this trainwreck

703 days ago
108.

Hardless Winch    

I agree with TJ, it's all LIES. Mimi and Nicki are freinds who worked together back in '09. It's funny how lots of ppl will believe the tabloids. They should all grow a brain LOL!

703 days ago
109.

DirtySouth    

Correction. There is just 1 diva on the show and it's Mariah. Nicki hasn't earned divahood yet. Just talking weird on rap songs does not a diva make. Mariah has the voice and the chops to be a diva. Nicki has to wait in line at least behind Beyonce, Alicia, and Cristina before she her application for divadom can even be looked at. So, she needs to sit back, shut up, and show some respect.

703 days ago
110.

Mike44090    

Mariah had better watch herself, I think Nicki is crazy enough to cut a bitch.

703 days ago
111.

fritz    

Mariah Carey always hates other female singers, like Christina, J.Lo, Regine Velasquez, Kim Kardashian,etc.. I thinks it comes with being a diva.

703 days ago
112.

Sedona AZ    

nite

703 days ago
113.

cpeutz    

If one of them ends up leaving I pray to GOD It's Nicki Minaj.

703 days ago
114.

Verna    

That is so childish and irresponsible. Do you two really think your employer is going to allow you to miss up their show with your ugliness? The produces have invested millions in American Idol. They hired you two to get better ratings. They are not going to keep you two around fighting and giving the show a bad name and possible bad ratings. You two need to wake up and behavior like adults.

703 days ago
115.

Mary    

I don't think those two girls should be on the show

703 days ago
116.

Patti    

American Idol has sucked for a while now as a show. Some awesome talent passes through there however. "Nicki Minaj" is talent-less trash and Mariah is justified in feeling that the she should not have to judge talent beside the likes of a talent-less gimmick.

703 days ago
117.

Eli Rodriguez    

Notice how the paps caught nicki … Thirsty Romney supporter! Mariah, knows how to exit the building without making a scene.

703 days ago
118.

Babyface    

Niki , she ok but I really don't think American idol is 100% for her and Mariah is old news I say young money win but still niki and American idol

703 days ago
119.

myopinion    

Nicki should have NEVER been on the show get rid of her.

703 days ago
120.

Darlene    

That show just lost another viewer!

701 days ago
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