Ever since Nicki Minaj joined the American Idol judging panel, rumours began circulating that she and fellow judge Mariah Carey didn’t see eye-to-eye and their latest explosive on-set row does nothing to quench the gossip.
Nicki caused producers to cancel a full day of auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a verbal fight broke out between her and Carey, which resulted in Nicki swearing at and threatening Mariah.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Nicki can be seen furiously yelling at Mariah and screamed,
“I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”
Nicki is also believed to have threatened Mariah by telling her that she would “knock her out” but that part of the incident wasn’t caught on camera.
The fight initially broke out after a disagreement over a contestant, but it soon escalated into a screaming match, forcing Keith Urban and Randy Jackson to try and calm the situation.
Here’s what was said:
Nicki: Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.
Randy: Settle down, settle down
Nicki: Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
Nicki: (inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.
Nicki: I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.
Nicki: I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.
Watch the video here.