“American Idol” producers are finally addressing the Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey spat that made headlines earlier this week. The two show judges had an argument during auditions in North Carolina and the incident was caught on tape, but the show producers say that they are still in support of both women.
“This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had. We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can’t imagine a better group to find the next American Idol,” reads the statement from the producers. “Despite all the accusations and media speculation — much of which is inaccurate — production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge.”