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:
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