Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have tried to deny any notion of ill will between them, but the new “American Idol” judges were involved in a confrontation at auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday (October 2nd.) A furious Minaj lashed out at Carey, reportedly telling the singer “I’m gonna knock you out.”
“I told them, I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f*ckin’ highness over there,” Nicki angrily says in footage obtained by TMZ.
The conflict began over a disagreement about a contestant’s performance.
Auditions were subsequently ended for the day and there are reports that the show’s producers are shocked by the friction and are seeking to resolve the issue.