VIDEO Nicki Minaj curses out “her (bleeping) highness” Mariah Carey during AI auditions

There’s been a lot of reports and speculation that there’s no love loss between new American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. While the show doesn’t mind the press, they’ve also tried to tamp down the flames.

Well… Minaj is all f-dat in the following video from yesterday’s auditions in which she straight up curses out Mariah Carey. Check it out!

I love how Keith Urban is in the middle of that mess. 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.

Producers had to cut the auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina short so the girls could cool off. Sources claim that Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Carey. Yikes.

Ryan “The Peacemaker” Seacrest told Today last month that everything was cool with Nicki and Mariah:

“There are not too many dull moments between the two of them, but at the end of the day, we all hug and laugh and go home and get ready for another day. They get along fine, but they’re strong and candid in their opinion.”

So what to make of all this? The only conclusion I have for sure is that American Idol is now more about the celebrity judges than the contestants.

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