‘Mariah Carey called me a bitch!’ Nicki Minaj claims as American Idol cancels auditions
Rap star Nicki Minaj is reported to have threatened Mariah Carey after her American Idol co-star allegedly called her a ‘b***h’.
The show producers were forced to stop filming and cancel Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 after Minaj allegedly threatened and swore at Mariah Carey.
Witnesses however insist that it was the ‘Heartbreaker’ singer Carey that started it all, according to reports.
‘Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her. Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show. Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a b**** and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night’, a source told Mouthtoears.com.
Reports say producers are now quite worried about how the pair will manage to work together for the rest of the season.
‘Mariah wants a panel of bright, inspirational and constructive judges. Not some freak show! Mariah thinks Nicki will just be a distraction and it will all be about her and her outrageous behaviour. Mariah will not be happy if Nicki joins the panel and she has let the producers know just how she feels’, a source previously told Hollywoodlife.
The whole drama began back in New York in September 2012 when Nicki was critiquing a contestant, but ’Mariah kept butting rudely’.
Other judges include long standing Randy Jackson and New Zealand-Australian country music singer Keith Urban with Ryan Seacrest as host.
Interestingly, it is not the first time both superstars’ paths are crossing. Mariah, 42 and Minaj, 29 in 2010 collaborated on the remix of the former’s song ‘Up out my face’