Drama on set! Mariah complained, ‘this is what I deal with,’ when Nicki refused to let a contestant through because her eyeshadow color threatened the rapper on the Jan. 17 episode of ‘American Idol.’
“I liked it, I liked the choice of song and I thought your voice had a really pretty tone,” Mariah, 42, told Idol hopeful Stephanie Schimel.
But Nicki, 30, was not impressed saying, “I was not wowed. I thought your voice is pretty, you are pretty, but nothing jumped at me. We have seen such magnetic things today and I don’t think you compared to what we have seen today. I do not think you feel like a star. You are not giving me that thing. I do not feel it.”
Even fellow judge Randy Jackson thought she was talented! “Really? I am not sure what is happening? I think you are really talented,” he said.
Stephanie received three yeses from the judges and one no from Nicki.
Nicki then explained her decision by pointing out that Stephanie was wearing the same color eyeshadow at her. “We have a rivalry and that is why I said no.”
Mariah started pointing her finger in Nicki’s direction, and interrupting her saying, “This is what I deal with, this is what I deal with when I come into my job.”
Nicki then pointed at Mariah, without looking at her, and said “Oh no, because you ain’t got nothing like me.”
Mariah then quipped, “Exactly my dear” as she rolled her eyes. “Calm down, slow down, relax,” she continued.
We can only imagine how the rest of the season will play out. Actually, we have an idea.
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