Sources close to the rapper say she believes that this whole thing was a SET UP!
Her Minajesty is convinced there is a conspiracy aloof and that producers have been actually ENCOURAGING Mimi to be extra nasty!
Ratings, of course!
If Nicki discovers that's the case, then she has vowed to "cut it off at the head" and just walk off set next time her nemesis "acts up."
Other Idol insiders say that's not the case, however, but it's still a plausible theory. With all of these other reality singing competitions popping up, the original has to remain fresh somehow, right?
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