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Nick Cannon: My Wife Mariah Carey Didn’t Sign Up For Drama With Nicki Minaj

Wed, October 3, 2012 12:26pm EDT by Chris Rogers 10 Comments
Courtesy of NBC, FameFlynet

Meow! Mariah and Nicki had a heated fight during an Oct. 2 audition round for season 12 of ‘American Idol.’ Mariah’s husband Nick told ‘Access Hollywood’ that he’s very disappointed in the producers. Are YOU?

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj cursed each other out and stopped production on the set of American Idol on Oct. 2, worrying producers over the future of the judging panel.

“I mean we all have our thoughts. I feel like [the feud is] taking away what the quality of what ‘Idol’ is all about. I’m disappointed in Fox for making this seem as a competition. My wife is the strongest, classiest woman I know, so she signed up to help people accomplish their dreams – not the competition,” Mariah’s husband Nick Cannon told Access Hollywood on Oct. 3.

Mariah never wanted Nicki on the show in the first place. In fact, she was hoping to have Lenny Kravitz on board instead.

“I mean, I think there’s a lot of stuff that goes into it when it all plays out. I think the show is solely about a singing competition – to make it about something it’s not kind of chills the producers,” Nick adds.

“If you want to know who is a major diva it is Nicki Minaj,” a source close to American Idol told EXCLUSIVELY.  ”She is a major handful and a complete pain.”

“Everyone is a fan of Mariah and completely on her side, and if Nicki Minaj continues to make things be such an issue, they would be happy for her to be fired,” our source continues.

Furthermore, American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke to exclusively about the on set drama. “The fact is, there will be such a very good American Idol that there will be differences of opinions,” he said. “And that is part of it.”

What do YOU think of the fued HollywoodLifers? Are the producers to blame?


— Chris Rogers

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  3. Mariah Carey: Why She’s Demanding Diva Treatment On ‘American Idol’