This season of American Idol is sure to be jam-packed with drama … especially with Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey sitting at the same judges’ table.
After word spread that the two divas got into a screaming match during auditions in Charlotte, NC, host Ryan Seacrest opened up about the situation on KIIS-FM.
Seacrest told his audience: “It got heated between Nicki and Mariah. It was intense! I’ll be honest with you . .. It went far last night. It did get intense.”
During the AI fight, Minaj is heard saying, “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.”
Ryan then adds:
“These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants.”
With AI competing against X Factor with Britney Spears and Demi Lovato AND The Voice with Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine … makes us wonder if this diva drama was all staged to get people chattin’ about Idol. Guess it worked!
Click thru to see the video of Nicki cussing out Mariah.