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Ryan Seacrest On Nicki Minaj Vs. Mariah Carey Fight: ‘It Was Intense’

Wed, October 3, 2012 2:37pm EDT by Billy Nilles 4 Comments
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Ryan opened up on his radio show about the massive fight between the two divas that brought ‘American Idol’ auditions to a halt! Read on for all the details.

When the simmering rivalry between new American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj erupted during the show’s auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, October 2, we were all shocked. Ryan Seacrest has opened up about the blowout while hosting his radio show, confirming that the fight was, in fact, “intense”!

During the Wednesday, October 3 edition of On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Ryan admitted that it was an intense fight. “Yesterday it got heated, as reported, between Nicki and Mariah,” he says. “Now, I was not standing in the room to see it happen live. I was outside the room. Our contestant was in there for part of it, I was outside the room with the contestant’s family. But, you know, it was intense, I’ll be honest with you.” He added, later, “It went far last night…It did get intense and we did wrap after it.”

When asked whether he thought the two divas would be able to work together for the duration of the season, Ryan remained optimistic. “Yes. We want that. We want them to be on this panel together,” he says. “That is what everybody’s decided, that this is a great team to go out and look for the next American Idol. And, by the way, they’re all very good at it.”

Do you think Nicki and Mariah will be able to make it work, HollywoodLifers?

— Billy Nilles

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