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Nicki Minaj

PISSED at 'Idol' Producers

Stop Fueling Mariah!

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

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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Not sure why Minaj temper tantrums are being allowed. She was heard by Marriah and AI staff saying if she had a gun she would shoot the.............
She should be kicked off the show now. Not sure
I will watch the next AI season.

746 days ago


That,s what happens when you hire a painted up hood rat for your television show.

746 days ago


She won't be anyone's puppet?? Isn't that exactly what happened? I have watched American Idol since the first season. I don't care what "antics" go on, I'm not watching anymore. Can't stand that ugly no-talented bitch.

746 days ago


Amen nicki

745 days ago

Eli Rosales    

Who is Nicki Minaj to talk to Mariah Carey anyway? While I listen to either one, here are my .02. Mariah is a legend, has been for a long time. Nicki Minaj will be forgotten in a year or two. I have NO doubt that Nicki had pictures of Mariah growing up and bought all her albums. She needs to get over herself and show some respect to her betters.

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