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Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Bicker And Banter At American Idol TCA Panel!

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It became crystal clear at the TCAs this morning that nothing about the feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on American Idol is staged.

Nicki and Mariah joined Keith Urban and Randy Jackson on the press panel to discuss the show, but the attention quickly turned to the ongoing fight between the two divas who continued to shoot quippy remarks at one another throughout the press tour.

Mariah explained:

"This is a very passionate panel and there are a lot of strong personalities. Starting this process I thought there was the possibility that there was going to be a difference of opinion…The fighting is what it is. This is American Idol. It's bigger than all that…The whole thing is convoluted. It's a distraction from the show and a distraction from the contestants. It's unfair to them. It shouldn't be about any of us, it should be about them. It's not supposed to be about us, it's about the contestants."

Perhaps the women are just too different to get along? Even their judging approach is combative.

While MiMi admitted she has a hard time rejecting hopefuls, Nicki said passionately:

"When I watch these shows and someone says yes to someone who clearly doesn't deserve it, it bothers me, it bothers me in my soul. I want to jump through the TV. When I came on, I didn't really have a problem saying no because I felt like we were looking for the best of the best. I didn't like when people were overtly passive about that talent…Everyone's being paid to be here. For me, it was completely different. I don't feel the need to send someone through just because of a great story."

Maybe the dueling entertainers need one another to balance out the panel and make the right decision about who will be the next Idol winner??!!!

Either way, it's sure to boost ratings and all Keith has to do is sit back and let it happen.

Lucky dog!

Don't forget to watch the verbal tirade—oh and the search for the next superstar— January 16!!

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12 comments to “Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Bicker And Banter At American Idol TCA Panel!”

  1. mr pete says – reply to this


    Whatever happened to Black Pride ? Remember back to the 70s when blacks were very proud of their heritage,corn rows, afros, etc
    Now blacks are trying so hard to pass themselves off as white
    Terrible message to young black girls

  2. really says – reply to this


    I'm still trying to figure out why Nicki is a judge??!! anyone, anyone….

  3. 3

    nicki as a judge is the biggest joke in reality tv.

  4. michy says – reply to this


    what we need, is a one on one bitch fight on the show. hair pulling, scratching, beating each other down. hehe

  5. 5

    I remember when American Idol was all about the contestants.

  6. mya says – reply to this


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  7. Rita says – reply to this


    Re: mr pete – Remember all the racism and exlusion in the 70's? Exactly. And 'blacks' aren't trying to look white, they're trying to look mixed race. Black people bleach their skin and white people go on sun beds/wear fake tan. Mixed race is the new white. It's annoying that people are so head strong about black and white people stick to 'their own' and not being accepted when they try to involve themselves in the others culture. How else do you expect there to be equality if there's constantly this seperation

  8. lesavan says – reply to this


    what is all this about blacks? Mariah is only like 1/8th black with the 7/8ths of her heritage IS WHITE!!
    Nicki is 1/2 Asian Indian. These women are not trying to look mixed … they ARE mixed. Black is not the first thing to come to mind with either of them.

  9. lesavan says – reply to this


    Re: mr pete
    Again Mariah is primarily WHITE so if young black girls are looking to a mainly white woman as a role model, that is the first problem. Look to Oprah, Naomi Campbell or Iman for more appropriate role models who are actually Black.

  10. Rory says – reply to this


    I will agree on one thing nicki said.too often people are put through because of a story and not because of talent.sorry to go a bit off topic,but on xfactor people wanted Tate to win because he is older and has to support his family.while I did like watching him because he was entertaining,he wasnt a star like Carly Rose.People say she's so young and has more time ,but that shouldn't matter.the voice( and stage presence because let's face it we don't want someone just standing there like a zombie))should be what matters most and not the sob stories…so that's where nicki actually makes sense.im team Mariah but can't just be too nice to spare people's feelings …

  11. 11

    Sounds like a repetition of what I've heard earlier.

  12. JJ says – reply to this


    Re: lesavan – "Again Mariah is primarily WHITE so if young black girls are looking to a mainly white woman as a role model, that is the first problem. Look to Oprah, Naomi Campbell or Iman for more appropriate role models who are actually Black. "

    LOL Naomi Campbell as a role model? Yea, that's exactly what we need. Drug addict super models who physically abuse their personal assistants to look up to. Yes, Naomi Campbell is the epitome of class and charm….hahaha idiot.