The American Idol auditions turned nasty this week as Nicki Minaj threatened to clobber fellow judge Mariah Carey. But was it all made up to boost ratings? According to The Sun, “They came to blows when a disagreement over a contestant’s performance prompted Nicki to launch a foul-mouthed tirade at her fellow judge.”
And there’s video footage to prove it! In a tape obtained by TMZ, Nicki’s heard yelling: “I told them I’m not f****** putting up with her f****** highness over there.” Love it! But Mariah’s hubby, Nick Cannon, doesn’t. He said, “My wife is the strongest and the classiest woman I have ever met.”
And Mariah’s mate Barbara Walters has waded in too! The View host spilled, “Nicki is unpredictable, and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security.” Asked if he thought the fight was fake, ex AI judge Steven Tyler snapped, “Of course, are you kidding?” Is he right? Stay tuned.