‘American Idol’ Feud: Nicki Minaj Cusses Out Mariah Carey (VIDEO)

By: Lauren DiMascio / October 2, 2012

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Things are getting heated between new American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

In footage provided by TMZ, the “Starships” rapper is seen swearing loudly at Carey behind the judge’s table during a Charlotte, N.C. audition, while fellow judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson look on.

Minaj appears to be alarmingly angry with Carey, screaming, “I told them, I’m not f***in’ putting up with her f***in’ highness over there.”

TMZ also reported that sources say Minaj later threatened to “knock out” the singer.

What did the two come to blows about?

Apparently, their fight began over a contestant’s performance, which the two disagreed upon. A production insider said auditions came to a halt after the argument so that the two judges could calm down, according to MouthtoEars.com.

Just last month, Carey and Minaj both attempted to squash rumors that there was bad blood between the two of them.

Carey had told MTV, “How are we gonna feud in two days? A feud takes a little longer to spread out [than that].”

Meanwhile, Minaj had informed the Associated Press that the pair were getting along just fine.

What do you think of Minaj’s outburst? Sound off in the comments below.

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