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Nicki Minaj

PISSED at 'Idol' Producers

Stop Fueling Mariah!

10/4/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nicki Minaj is FURIOUS with "American Idol" producers -- telling her peeps they goosed Mariah Carey into starting beef on the set.

Sources connected with Nicki tell us ... she's convinced producers -- along with members of Mariah's team -- are conspiring to get under her skin ... because they think a pissed off Minaj will bring in viewers.

We're told Nicki is adamant ... she won't be anyone's puppet and if she feels she's being set up, she vows to "cut it off at the head." As for how, she says for starters, the next time Mariah "acts up," Nicki is walking off the set.

There's just one problem with her theory -- we know "Idol" producers were genuinely shocked and upset by Tuesday's outburst. Our very connected "Idol" sources tell us the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing everything they can to restore peace -- which they successfully did Wednesday.

As for conspiracies between producers and Mariah ... we believe in the grassy knoll just like the next guy, but in this case Oswald did it alone.

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151.

Elizabeth Clark    

The Beauty and THE BEAST.....not hard to tell the deference !

659 days ago
152.

aletha    

Hey Nicki
You cannot control other people! What bothers me is your immature ghetto ass reaction. Only you can control your reaction. Quit tweekin, or leave the show, or shut up cryin.

659 days ago
153.

HCM    

Nicki Minaj is ghetto-fabulous trash. The producers knew exactly what they were getting when they hired her. AI has jumped the shark and this will be the long over-due end of this once amazing show.

659 days ago
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MaryMRevis    

HOW DISGUSTING IS THE BEHAVIOR OF MINAJ!! THERE IS NOTHING PROFESSIONAL ABOUT OR DECENT ABOUT HER, THE FOUL MOUTH HAS NO BUSINESS JUDGING ANY ONE!! AND IF THIS IS A RATINGS STUNT?? THEN AMERICAN IDOL IS NOW OFFICIALLY IN THE GUTTER WITH THIS FREAKSHOW MINAJ

IF THERE IS ANY SHRED OF DECENCY LEFT IN THIS SHOW...AMERICAN IDOL PRODUCTION STAFF WOULD FIRE AND GET RID OF NIKI MINAJ. TAKE THE TRASH OUT NOW!

659 days ago
155.

mary    

Minaj hasn't been around long enough to qualify as a judge. She's obviously still in a growth period herself. I love Idol, but watch it to see potential uprising talent. If it's changing direction and all about the bickering of the judges, I'll find something else to watch in that time slot. Too many new good shows around to be annoyed week after week.

659 days ago
156.

Brad    

Get over your sorry assed selves and move on.

659 days ago
157.

andy    

that's a relationship made in heaven!

659 days ago
158.

Jen    

Fire both of them! I can't stand them! Will NOT be watching this season!

659 days ago
159.

tom    

Hello.... American Idol.... get this IDIOT (aka Nicki Minaj) off the show!!! There is absolutely no way I will ever watch this show again if she is sitting in the judge's chair!!

Is this your way of simply killing the show since you do not have the backbone to end it on its own????

659 days ago
160.

Monica    

Tell Nicki to leave. She shouldn't be there with a mouth like that. I don't think people should listen to that.

659 days ago
161.

Ann    

I am very unhappy with the choice of judges for American Idol. I have watched the show since it started and this will be the first year I quit on it.

659 days ago
162.

bob    

Nicki is friggin freak.Her being hired is a Joke.I will not watch with her on it.

659 days ago
163.

liz    

If you ask me these histrionics are cheap tactics to save a dying show . The entertainment industry used to term it as ''Jumping the Shark''. If the shows producers were innocent , they would dismiss both of these judges . If they had a shred of integrity they would give both these judges the boot!

658 days ago
164.

liz    

American Idol and The X factor and all these shows have not once of legitimacy , not one ounce . That is probably why Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson flatly refused to become a judge . He knew better .

658 days ago
165.

jim    

Nicki is a disgrace! Anyone who would dress like the POPE is a complete idiot and she will bring the show down. I really thought Nigel had more class has a producer.

658 days ago
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