By Kara Warner
Sometimes rumors are, well, simply rumors, but once in awhile they turn out to be very true. Early whispers from the set of “American Idol” pitted Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey against each other, and although Carey attempted to brush off the feud rumors during an “Idol” press conference, a new video which shows an extremely pissed off Nicki Minaj unleashing a tirade against her changes everything. Check the video below.
It appears that the co-workers have hit a bump in their working relationship, judging from a video obtained by TMZ on Tuesday (October 2) that shows Minaj and Carey in a heated argument during audition rounds in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The shooter of the video has not yet been identified, though judging from the camera angle, the clip might have been captured by someone involved with the production or someone who was granted access to the audition rooms. It is also unclear what caused the heated exchange because the clip opens in the middle of a back-and-forth between Minaj and Carey.
“I’m not going to take it back, and if you’ve got a f—ing problem, handle it,” Minaj says to the room. Fellow judge Keith Urban, who was sitting between Minaj and Carey, looks like he’s trying to calm down Minaj, who seems to tune out everyone else in the room and continues her rant.
“I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with her f—ing highness over there,” says Minaj, at which point you can hear Carey react. “Figure it out!” Minaj yells repeatedly.
“Ohhhhh, why, why, why?” Carey responds. In the midst of Minaj’s loud reactions, it sounds like Carey brings up the subject of her two children, whom she would like to be spending time with versus arguing. “Good, well then go see them now. Go see them now!” Minaj shoots back.
The clip ends mid-argument, with a helpless Keith Urban stuck in the middle. MTV News reached out to Minaj’s camp but have yet to receive a statement about the incident.