Catty! Nicki Minaj Cusses Mariah Carey Out On American Idol Set

October 3, 2012  |  


Maybe I was naive; but I sincerely thought that alleged beef between Mariah and Nicki Minaj was completely fabricated. I mean when Nicki first came out as an artist the two worked together, even shooting a video with one another. Perhaps they are both better actresses than we thought; because a recent video obtained by TMZ proves that these two do not get along. Apparently  the explosion started in North Carolina because the two women didn’t agree with a contestant’s performance.

In the video Nicki is screaming,

“I told them, I’m not Fawkin’ putting up with her Fawkin’ highness over there.”

The sound is hard to make out but my super sonic, ultra bionic ears told me that Mariah said something to the effect of she could be with her kids right now but instead she’s there listening to Nicki and then I think I heard Nicki tell her to go be with them then. Supposedly, producers canceled the rest of the auditions that day to allow the two of them to calm down.


But I’m not 100 percent sure, so check out the video yourself and let me know what you hear.


We know you had trouble understanding that, so here’s the transcript from TMZ.

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.

And on a side note, say what you will about TMZ but they stay getting the exclusives.

Are you surprised to see that these two aren’t getting along or did you see it coming?

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  • Tim

    tonight on IDOL, NM called “40 yr old women old” I think as a catty remark towards MC. And of course as always MC is classy and ignores her, besides WE ALL KNOW YOUre JUST JEALOSU OF REAL talent NM! your rapping will not be selling as classic hits in 20 years as does MC’s albums. GEt ove yourself Nikki! Mariah is a full grown and middle aged woman and maybe someday you’ll be blessed to be there too.

  • why do we always have to spotlight how big an idiot some of us can be? money can never and will never buy class.

  • Malayesia

    Everybody is talking down on nicki minaj but it takes 2 to tango. She wouldnt just go off like that. Nobody knows what really happened except her, mariah, the people on the set and God. No one should judge.

  • yaya

    Nicki herself said she got fired from jobs because of her attitude (before she made it big), but this lil stunut or no stunt I still won’t be watching.

  • Tired of BS

    She ain’t all that no way. Ain’t been in the game long enough to be acting a fool like that….. OUR PEOPLE DAMN SHAME!!!!

  • Guest

    Nicki’s a hood rat!!!!

  • its obvious mariah be saying lil slick things through out the day and nicki will keep her calm because she said I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute EVERYDAY. <<

  • deevadee

    I’ll be damned if I just sit there and let another woman call me out of my name? What was Nicki supposed to do? sit there and let Mariah make it? HELL NO

  • KJ23

    For some reason, I’m not fully convinced that this isn’t an act yet. I mean, Nicki knows how to gain publicity, and Mariah has always wanted to shine in acting. Also, if the show is in such dire straights as it seems, maybe the two of them decided to do something like this to bring viewers in. I mean, no one was really checking for Idol, but now that this fight was leaked, people are going to be watching it to see how well Nicki and Mariah get along. Well played, ladies. Well played.

  • No1sname

    Any woman on here knows that if another woman calls you out of your name you all would curse her out too so GTFOH….I see that it made Mariah STFU!

  • Toney

    Did anyone notice that Nicki stated “Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.” I’m with Nicki, what the hell does that mean? Everyone can clown Nicki Minaj about being over the top. However Mariah Carey is very well known for throwing shade. If you are judging someone else’s talent and giving an opinion about the talent what does being “gangster” have to do with any of that. To me it’s like calling someone “ghetto.” Most of the time it’s not meant in a nice way. Don’t get me wrong Nicki didn’t have to drop f bombs but I feel like both of them are guilty.

  • ugh.. i so dislike her

  • She just couldn’t help herself! Honestly…did we expect anything less than a full on tantrum?!

  • realadulttalk

    Mimi has been in this business a long time–she is nobody’s dummy. Nicki is being played like a fiddle and doesn’t have the smarts to realize that yet…if her camp is also not bright enough to determine this–then so be it. I do believe this is being done by Mimi (and her camp) to get Nicki off the show–it may also be the end of Nicki’s career. Not many artists can come back after being deemed impossible to work with–this is the set up to get her that title. Ah, someone is quite crafty–and I love their craftiness.

  • Kayo Halana Malie

    Whether or not is was coming, I couldn’t care less. I just think Nicki Minaj has no business being a judge on American Idol.

  • Ms. Bee

    Onika Miraj, please, girl. Mariah will go on tour by herself and sell out the stadium. Nicki still has to tour with others. I’m not here for Nicki. She’s lucky Mariah didn’t go Long Island on her. *throws glitter*

  • I seen it coming day 1 of the announcement? Nickki will get her A%# fired by week 3.

  • I think Mariah is the atagonist in this scenario. They both have a diva attitude but Mariah has been known to be a megabiatch when she’s ready

  • Trisha_B

    This was all apart of American Idols plan. Two women w/ big personalities on 1 panel having to agree on something. That’s asking for drama. I watched the video elsewhere & it just started w/ Nicki cursing. What was said & done for all this to happen? Nicki crazy, but her & mariah worked together in the past so she wouldn’t go off on her for nothing. Everybody know Mariah is theee DIVA. We all heard about her ways. So i wouldn’t be surprised if she was talking down to Nicki. Having to deal w/ someone constantly talking down to you & making little sly remarks will eventually get to you. & seeing how Nicki said she told them (i’m guessing the producers) she won’t keep dealing w/ it, most likely means all this been going on for awhile & she has reached her boiling. So no, i’m not mad at Nicki’s response b/c clearly there was no respect there. But Nicki should have been like “listen, i’m not dealing w/ this anymore.” & walked off. (but that wouldn’t be realistic b/c that’s a 12 milli contract broken lmao) smh. Ladies try to get along

    • Liyah W

      I agree with you 100%. I was waiting to find a comment that highlighted this!! You took the words right out of my head!! We don’t know whether or not Mariah’s comment really hurt Nicki’s feelings, and people should not act they always too holy to go off because I’m sure they do lol. I support her for sticking up for herself; Mariah is too too full of herself!

  • I get the impression that Mariah has an old schooler’s perspective on the music industry. Throughout her career she has worked with talented heavy weights, so she probably feels like Nicki Minaj’s presence on the show is an insult to the industry, or a sign of how the industry has changed for the worst. Maybe Mariah went in thinking because she is known for her voice, she was qualified to be a judge and she doesn’t understand why Nicki is there. When you think about it, most of the female judges on idol had no singing ability: Paula, J.Lo, and now Minaj. Maybe Mariah was hoping to bring a bit of integrity as a female judge, IDK.

  • CarlaKah

    saw it cominggg

  • Hello_Kitty81

    Now this is gonna get me to watch AI just for this!

  • IllyPhilly

    Damn, anybody ever remember if they did stuff like this on Star Search?

    • Gigi

      LOL! IKR!!

  • No1sname

    Oh please since when has it been such a big surprise when 2 black women act catty toward each other oh wait Mariah thinks she’s white….carry on ladies!

    • baddvixentype

      yeah that’s why she married a black man and makes R&B/ HIP HOP music. *rolls eyes* plz shut up about the whole “what race is mariah carey?” subject. it’s been old.

    • Mariah is mixed, black and white lol

  • That chick

    Had she not have fucked Weezie no no wait a minute, and the whole ymcmb she wouldn’t be where she at. Dudes buy ur cd to c ur body boo boo not for ur music. And for what u got ha u should get ur money back.

  • Shu

    You have a person with little to no talent, judging talent???

    • Hello_Kitty81

      Thank you!

  • bluekissess

    All I hear is really bad audio. How can an alleged “fight” be recorded in the middle of an argument? The person who did record that should be fired

  • dbatt001

    and this is why Nicki was hired. point blank period.

  • EnlightenedandAmazing

    People are mentioning that Mariah and Sickie Minaj have workdd together before and that makes them a little surprised they wouldn’t like or be cordial to each other…. well them having worked together probably is one of the main reasons they don’t like each other.

  • Nikki

    I’m gonna’ play the other side of the fence. We all know that Nicki Minaj is the newest artist to the music industry at that table. At the beginning of the clip, she says “take it back” which might indicate that something was said that Nicki found offensive. If the rumors are true, Mariah never wanted her to be on American Idol. (I don’t see why she doesn’t like her, they’ve collaborated before) How would you feel if you were offered a wonderful position to work with the most respected people in your industry, and someone doesn’t want you there?

    • liz

      even them having some professional dealings before (nm doing a feature for mimi) mariah is a singer and qualified to judge singers, why would she (or anybody who respects the craft) want minaj judging too? makes no sense except to those who want a spectacle

  • So Nikki is a loud mouthed amateur who is fortunate that she was pretty enough to become a ‘star’. Nothing new. Show is doomed.

    • rgj

      she’s not pretty…

  • Ms_Mara

    Not surprised one bit. I’m sure Nicki is in her feelings because Mariah reportedly never wanted her on the show in the first place. And who could blame her? I stopped watching “the Idol” years ago so *Kanye shrug*.

  • msgeegee

    “I am so surprised that Nikki would act a fool” said no one… ever.

    • mad mechanic

      really a woman that dress like a fool you surprised she act like a fool

    • JaneDoe

      For 12 milli? She is putting on the show they are paying her for

      • MLS2698

        But this is not part of what America wants to see. I think this girl’s head is blown up so big, she has no clue what REAL talent is, and is actually jealous of Mariah. How much does Mariah get paid? Wayyyy more than Nicki, right? Case closed

    • IllyPhilly


  • Gigi

    I think I’d be more surprised if they did actually get along. I’m confused as how a person that requires auto-tune on every one of her songs is qualified to be a judge on American Idol.

    • honest

      thank you….i heard Aretha Franklin offered to judge and they rejected her for Nicki…that’s why I don’t watch these singing shows there all fake…and they aren’t looking for singers there looking for the next big fad…

      • Nikki

        Of course! When I think of the most relevant people from American Idol, I think of Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Hudson, and Carrie Underwood. (And they aren’t even that relevant)

        • chaka1

          They aren’t relevant? This must be the real Nicki or a real idiot speaking.

    • Nikki

      What many people don’t know is that Nicki Minaj can actually sing. She and her buddy, Drake, changed hip-hop. (Or as I call it, hip-pop) Whether or not people like it, they are successful. Not enough people are tired of them, because people are STILL listening to their music. (Drake was the number one most illegally downloaded artist, followed by Rihanna) Their music is played on the radio ALL the time. They are on the cover of magazines and have had interviews with some of the most respected people in journalism. Nicki Minaj has branded herself and expanded her empire and is laughing all the way to bank.

      • honest

        nicki girl is that you?….were still not buying your brand or watching you on idol…you only have 2 cds and the 2nd one wasnt even a hit….and please dont compare yourself to Rhianna you not even close to where she is….you may have bank but your losing fans so get all you can now because your 15min is almost finish….we dont like you anymore….your whole career is a combo of lil kim and lady gag very unoriginal

        • Nikki

          Maybe it’s because I’m young and I like Nicki Minaj. All I know is her music is on the radio all the time. (And I switch stations all the time)

          You took what I said out of context, there wasn’t a Rihanna comparison.

          • Candacey Doris

            Lots of people on the radio today can’t sing. You must be really young to call that singing.

        • Cherry

          Agree with everything you said except the Rihanna thing, she might be big but she still is talentless!

        • hahahzhahahahahahaahahahahahhahahaha

      • ambitious1


      • IllyPhilly

        Sing? Yeah that’s why they cut all her hideous ad-libs from the video and radio version of Right by my side.

      • baddvixentype

        *throws up* give me a freakin break.

      • MLS2698

        So instead of actually singing, she gives us the potty mouth version? And money is NOT everything.

      • Drake can’t sing

  • honest

    publicity stunt…im still not watching….Nicki is the only fool when you think about it…she is playing the ghetto black girl while Mariah will always be known as the classy chick even if Mariah started it…im so over nicki can you tell?

    • honest

      i just went to watch the video on TMZ and like i said they are already calling her ghetto trash go read the comment section guys the white ppl are going in on Nicki and sticking up for Mariah…she shouldve never did Idol now the world is going to see how ghetto she REALLY is….at least she got 12 million out of it….lol…i still think its a set up but the joke is going to be on Nicholas….young money is a joke

      • Any race can be “ghetto trash” it’s about where you come from. Not the color of your skin. As for those two, I’ve been over Nicki Minaj for a while now. When looking at talent I have no idea why she’s even there. Mariah has a few more years in the game under her belt. While Nicki Minaj just comes off as an annoying 12 year old trapped in a 20 something year olds body. If she gave up the craziness and toned it down a bit… people (particularly adults because she doesn’t impress people other than children) would take her seriously. This just shows that she’s unprofessional Everyone knows.. if you want to be successful.. you have to deal with people you don’t like. Girl bye. Smh..

        • mac

          Mariah has a “FEW” more years in the game under her belt? 0_0 If you call 10+ a few…

    • chaka1

      I think this is more than a publicity stunt. I believe this is a plot by Mariah’s people to get Nicki off the show. Remember, Mariah’s friend Randy Jackson was reportedly off the show, but at the last minute, he magically appears on the panel again. I think he’s back because Mariah demanded it and everyone knows Nicki is going to get thrown off. Notice how Randy is always next to Mariah? Mariah also has nothing to lose because she has longevity. Besides, American Idol is family show and Middle America is not going to tune into ghetto behavior.