Nicki Minaj Argues With Mariah Carey, Storms Off American Idol Set! [Video]
Rucuss staffJanuary 24, 2013
The Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey feud reached new heights during Wednesday’s episode of American Idol.
The drama unfolded when the judges were listening to “Idol” hopeful Summer Cunningham try out by singing Lean On Me. All the judges liked the performance, with Randy Jackson telling her that she should sing country.
Cunningham responded that she’d “tried the country thing” and was now trying to go for more of a R&B sound. The 20-year old’s comment seemed to annoy some of the judges.
“I always get thrown when people say they have ‘done the country thing,’ Keith Urban said. “It’s like saying you ‘did the brain surgeon thing.’ Either you are a brain surgeon or you’re not.”
Carey and Randy Jackson agreed with Urban’s comment. But it seemed to annoy Minaj.
“Why are we picking her apart because of a country comment?,” Nicki said. “I feel like we’re going into, ‘Are you country, are you country, do you like country?’ … You guys make comments about everybody in popular music all day … not you Keith … Randy and Mariah.”
Carey didn’t like Minaj’s statement.
“I’m sorry, it’s just that that’s what I do, Nicki,” Mariah said. “So when I’m making comments, I’m trying to help her, as opposed to just talk about her outfit.”
Ouch! Yea, Carey took it there. Minaj quickly snapped back.
“Oh, you’re right. I’m sorry I can’t help her,” Minaj said. “Maybe I should just get off the f**king panel! Let me get off the panel”
Minaj finally walks off set. The video shown on Wednesday night paled in comparison to the footage leaked last summer. In the video obtained by TMZ, Minaj was caught saying F-bombs at Carey.
Check out Wednesday night’s footage and TMZ’s version below.
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