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Nicki Minaj

Mariah Called Me a Bitch

10/3/2012 11:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

1002_full_fight_video_nicki_minaj_mariah_carey_launchMariah Carey fired the first shots in her "American Idol" war with Nicki Minaj ... calling the rapper a "bitch" multiple times ... this according to sources close to Minaj.  

According to our sources, Nicki is adamant ... in the moments before the TMZ video begins, Mariah repeatedly berated her ... until Nicki finally had enough and exploded.

We're told ... Nicki feels Mariah has been wasting everyone's time by constantly praising herself instead of focusing her energy on critiquing the contestants.

One source tells us, "She keeps bringing up how many records she's sold, name dropping people she's worked with, how many tours she's done, and how many Grammys or awards she's won ... Nicki is tired of it."

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61.

Jan    

I always leave the room when Randy judges as Randy spends most of the time praising HIMSELF. I guess I will get lots of exercise if Mariah praises herself instead of judging. Putting Mariah and Randy on the same judge panel is a BIG MISTAKE BY AMERICAN IDOL.

560 days ago
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theRealMccoy12    

Her name is "Minaj"!!! How can u get mad about bein called a "Bitch" when ur stage name is worst than that.. Ms. IwannaMinaj ur whole career has been about promoting sex & using everybit of Foul language known to man.. Sooo if u cant take the heat Get that Wig out of the Kitchen.. like now lol

560 days ago
63.

Genjerleigh    

I totally believe Mariah did that - she's too full of herself

560 days ago
64.

ANS84    

I call bull****.

560 days ago
65.

ymcmb29    

All I have to say on the Nicki & Mariah situation is this. If somebody was CONSTANTLY disrespecting you, would you sit there and take it and not say anything?

560 days ago
66.

CLATMA    

mariah is getting old. Nicki is the new hit.

560 days ago
67.

cman    

Nicki has no class. Get her off the show!

560 days ago
68.

greeknyc    

hello...? how did a video of this whole episode manage to get out of the session? - who took this video - are they on the payroll? it's all a publicity stunt.....

560 days ago
69.

furious cupcakes    

Mariah is on a multimillion dollar show judging contestants, it is in the nature of a judge to put on the table why she is critiquing in the way she is by giving examples of why she is qualified to do so. Ezample: I did this this kind of sound when I worked with this type of person and I ended up selling this many records. It's the truth and she is ultimatly educating the people wanting to get into the business in front of her on the AI platform. I think maybe the reality that Nicki Minaj does not have the same kind of experience or higher level of accomplishments to substantiate why she is critiquing might spark some envy. Clearly it does because she is angry about Mariah mentioning her "resume" over and over. If she wasn't insecure about it, it would just rolled off her back and then moved on to her own critique..... but she's hanging on Mariah's every word.

560 days ago
70.

CaMeO    

"According to sources close to Minaj" That's not bias at all

560 days ago
71.

L    

Nicki is a ghetto b*tch

560 days ago
72.

LISA    

The still pic is confusing. Are they are taking a vote or being robbed? It appears Mariah is running the show, either way.

560 days ago
73.

al    

Nicki is a nobody. period. Five years no one will even remember her name.

560 days ago
74.

KrullMaster    

Hey, b!tches be crazy. FOX asked for this blatant nonsense...All for ratings.

560 days ago
75.

Pua    

hum... And these are the "New talent" singers, eh... This is what it takes to be famous now??? A pink clown wig, and a ghettorich attitude??

I don't like either, but Minaj is just wanting to pull that attitude thinking that everyone will bow and scrape to not offend her. She will be surpirsed when she's let go...

560 days ago
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