Finally! An explanation we believe!
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's American Idol clash was so ridiculously outrageous, it's easy to understand why people think it was a hoax!
Every musician from Stevie Nicks to Jennifer Hudson has an opinion, and many think the whole thing was a ratings ploy!
Cameras caught up to Nigel Lythgoe recently, however, and he shared a compelling argument, perhaps proving once and for all that there were no fabricated arguments or editing tricks, just genuine bad blood!
The British TV kingpin knows we aren't naive enough to believe a reality television show is above trying a stunt like this for ratings. In fact, Nigel's banking on a savvy audience when he explains:
"I have no idea why I would be [staging a feud for ratings] five months before the show went out."
An incredibly valid point! Why use your ace in the hole this early, when the stakes aren't high?
Assuming there are no more incidents between the two ladies, this recent flaring up of tempers between Her Minajesty and Mizz Mariah will all but be forgotten by the time the AI premieres!
It might not help ratings one bit!
"I would only do ANYTHING for ratings a month before the show went out. They've got my timing wrong."
Now that we believe, LOLz!!
We will keep an eye out for more dramz as showtime approaches!
[Image via Dan Jackman/Brian To/Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
Tags: american idol, celebrity feuds, jennifer hudson, mariah carey, nicki minaj, nigel lythgoe, ratings, reality television, stevie nicks, television