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They may have been catty on the set of American Idol auditions, but judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were all smiles during their first pre-AI media appearance.
Carey and Minaj’s feud hasn't been kept quiet as Minaj blew up on Carey while the cameras were rolling. The explosive blowup hears Minaj swearing at Carey saying, "I told them, I'm not f*ckin' putting up with her f*ckin' highness over there."
Shortly thereafter, Carey told Barbra Walters that Minaj threatened to shoot her.
In November, Minaj spoke publically about the feud saying she thought Carey was hopeful that she would be the only female judge on the panel. “I don’t do well with that passive-aggressive s—,” she said at the time.
Now, the two are brushing off reports that there is trouble, Reuters reports.
“This is a very passionate panel. There are a lot of strong personalities. The fighting is what it is. This is 'American Idol.' It is bigger than some stupid trumped-up thing. It's about the next superstar...The whole thing is convoluted. It's a distraction from the show and the contestants," Carey explained.
Minaj adds, “She has really shaped a generation of singers and to be on a panel with her where (contestants) all aspire to be Mariah Carey...I feel excited to see them, see someone they look up to so much.”
According to the report, despite their friendly demeanor, the two refuse to look at one another during the interview, but still remained all smiles.