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Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj


9/18/2012 10:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Mariah Carey pulled Nicki Minaj aside yesterday and convinced her ... feuding would not be good for the show, and they both needed to stop the antics they pulled during Sunday's auditions.

"American Idol" sources tell TMZ ... Mariah and others were ticked off Sunday that Nicki arrived 45 minutes late ... and that set the tone for the whole day. Although Nigel Lythgoe is saying everything was hunky dory Sunday, we know it wasn't.  Mariah talked over Nicki, criticizing her critiques, and Nicki fired right back.

But on Monday, Mariah buttonholed Nicki and the 2 agreed ... a feud wouldn't be good for the show, so they buried the hatchet and walked down the hall smiling, hand-in-hand.

But here's the thing. We're thinking a feud is exactly what "A.I." needs.


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People still watch that karaoke contest?

763 days ago


So, TMZ thinks a feud would be good for Idol? And you wonder why this show is tanking so badly? How about what would be good for Idol is to focus on the talent, the people on stage, not the damn judges?

763 days ago


Again, it's about the dramatic judges. Not the singers.

763 days ago

Home Skillet    

Minaj is a talentless hack who has not earned her stripes to sit at an effin' judges table. Mariah Carey, while I'm no fan, has proven herself. The woman has earned the right to be where she is today. Fnck Nicki Minaj.

763 days ago


Get rid of Nicki!!!!

763 days ago

Nicki Minaj!? Is she a singer or just a show off clown? Why do Mariah and Madonna need to make a deal with a C level singer?

763 days ago


Bottom line it doesn't matter. Stick AI with a fork, it's done. The singers on shows like AI are a dime a dozen with no definitive standouts. Yawn.....

763 days ago


This would not be good for Mariah. She has been in this business and is exceedingly talented despite some poor decisions in the past. Mariah has a gift and just needs to be real. Nicki is a character and wouldn't be in this business at all were she not playing a role as she is not naturally talented.

I hope Mariah maintains her dignity and doesn't feel a need to play games with Nicki. The old phrase, "she ain't worth it." couldn't be more true in tis case. One thing I have wanted to see for a few years now is for Mariah to just be comefortabel in her own skin and not feel theneed to play a role, too. She has a voice like no other and is a pretty lady. She doens't seem to embrace it or accept it. She always appears to be insecure and looking for attention. Mariah is just too ood for any of the nonsense. Be dignified!

763 days ago


AI already jumped the shark. A manufactured feud/truce between the judges isn't going to help.

762 days ago


They both are not goog judges

762 days ago


And we all that AI needs all the drama it can get. It has jumped the shark. It had lost all the original cast judges and made sure every one knows the different pays everyone gets. Just cancel it already.

762 days ago


When last years judges left and these two replaced them I knew I would not be watching A.I. Now the "reality tv" theatrics start and that is the beginning of a failed American Idol.

762 days ago


the downfall of American Idol with these two women on as judges. I hate the reality tv affect. The class is leaving and so am I as a viewer.

762 days ago

Spicy mag    

Color contacts are for Drag Queens. I guess she didn't get the memo.

762 days ago


WHO CARES?!?!?!?! Idol is so past its prime. I wish this show would die already.

762 days ago
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