‘American Idol’ Insider: Nicki Minaj Is The Bigger Diva, Not Mariah

Wed, October 3, 2012 7:57am EDT by 19 Comments
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HollywoodLife.com has learned EXCLUSIVELY that the feud between Nicki and Mariah is actually Nicki’s fault! The insider warns that if Nicki Minaj doesn’t get her act together, she could be fired!

The heated fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on the set of American Idol auditions on Oct. 2, in which both divas cursed each other out and stopped production, actually left the show’s producers on Mariah’s side.

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

And it turns out, people on the show are on Team Mariah!

“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.”

All of the rumors of drama and feuding came to a head on Oct. 2 during the explosive fight. In the video footage obtained by TMZ, Nicki is heard shouting,“I told them, I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there.”

TMZ also reports that, according to sources, Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah, though that was not caught on film.

The insider claims their clash in personalities is to blame. “It’s based solely on the fact they both have amazingly huge egos, but Nicki Minaj takes the cake of having a major attitude problem,” the source said.

American Idol Executive Producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke to HollwoodLife.com 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?


— Christina Stiehl

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