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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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tiff321    

i mean its true because for nicki she might think she better then the world buy carey has being singing more longer then nicki. this piss me off about people like this NICKI because u don't has nothing and telling someone that u going to shoot someone is really not that smart.

647 days ago
107.

KeraJ    

I think EVERYONE needs to stop hating. For all those saying nicki minaj is ghetto and talentless you should crawl from the rock you've been living under for the past couple of years.Its a FACT that she's been successful. There's a difference from one's media image and who they really are. You're judging her because you don't like how she dresses or her songs.There's two sides to every story and neither party is ever 100% innocent. But It's ridiculous to ridicule someone for standing up for themselves. Shes immature because she confronted someone she has an issue with? It doesnt matter that mariah is a "legend", no one deserves to be belittled. mariah is clearly a bitch, she should learn to be humble and respect others even if she feels superior. But because she's a "seasoned pro" your on her side? nicki didn't hit her, she wasn't up and in her face. She has the right to speak her mind.

647 days ago
108.

ironflower    

Absolutely no class. These two self-absorbed creatures deserve each other.

647 days ago
109.

D    

Bring in viewers? You can't pay me to watch this season. The decision to use Minaj as a judge was the last straw.

647 days ago
110.

kay    

I think the show is a big joke now with these 2 self entitlled Prima Donas...I wont be watching!!!! They both SUCK

647 days ago
111.

kay    

I think they both should have never been put on the show ...I will not watch these self entitled prima donas!!!

647 days ago
112.

kay    

I think the show is a big joke now with these 2 self entitlled Prima Donas...I wont be watching!!!! They both SUCK!!!!

647 days ago
113.

Miz_Fit    

Let her walk off the set. She'll be out of a job eventually.

647 days ago
114.

kay    

I'll miss Steven Tyler at least he was entertaining!!

647 days ago
115.

Miz_Fit    

Let her walk off the set. She'll be out of a job eventually.

647 days ago
116.

UmFromBrooklyn    

Fire her,

647 days ago
117.

bstill    

Nicki is MENTALLY DERANGED!

647 days ago
118.

chuck    

get rid of both.....

647 days ago
119.

cynthia    

The panel would have been balanced had they producers been able to get someone like Missy Elliott or Mary J someone with real industry experience

647 days ago
120.

Joshua Nelson    

They should just cancel the show. They are just dragging it on it has gone down hill since Simon left. Take it off the air so something good can come on.

647 days ago
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