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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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61.

lissabirdie    

Ohhh now she's paranoid. She is doing this to herself

660 days ago
62.

jimjones    

n

660 days ago
63.

Rob    

More reason not to watch AI. Voice is much better. My suggestion to Nicki.....do what you have to do. You don't need Idol.

660 days ago
64.

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660 days ago
65.

Zutopia    

Both getting paid millions of dollars yet still find the room to complain and whine. Just wow....I am so glad that The Voice came along when it did. No more AI and X-Factor for me. Time to move on.

660 days ago
66.

Nunya    

bye girl!

660 days ago
67.

Laura    

I think it would be so powerful if all you discussed would be the contestants--they are who matter.

660 days ago
68.

tessa    

blah, blah, blah, b.o.r.i.n.g., blah, blah, blah

660 days ago
69.

Bored    

Yeah, Mariah is a diva. But at the end of the day, who will the public still be listening to in 20 years? It sure won't be Nicki Minaj. And these shows....Yuck. Just yuck.

660 days ago
70.

Sue    

NM is one low class wanna be Katie Perry lookin trouble maker. What were they thinking when they hired her. AI is going down the tubes. I predict last season for them.

660 days ago
71.

mebrat24    

bottom feeder TMZ must be getting paid to advertise this crappy show, what's the going rate now days for TMZ to keep it in the news?

660 days ago
72.

Big D    

Who is Nicki Minaj, I've never heard of her until American Idol signed her. Mariah Carey I've heard of, don't listen to her music but at least I know who she is.

660 days ago
73.

Star    

She has anger management issues and makes a mockery of her craft by showing the only way she can get a headline is by her violent tantrums or atrocious outfits, yet never her talent.

660 days ago
74.

Dina Lohan    

Puh-lease! Mariah Mottola Carey is sharp as a piece of turd and nobody can play her, except Tommy Mottola. Get your facts straight! I'm working Simon really hard to replace Mariah Mottola Carey with my beautiful Lindsay.

660 days ago
75.

B0SS    

I don't know what Idol was expecting hiring a hood bogger anyway.

660 days ago
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