‘American Idol’ Feud: Steven Tyler Doesn’t Believe Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s Fight Is Real
FOX's former American Idol judge Steven Tyler has a few words for the supposedly feuding Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
On Friday night, the 64-year-old rocker told TMZ that the whole thing is too good to be true.
“Of course, are you kidding?” Tyler said outside a restaurant in Los Angeles.
Tyler, who served as a judge on 'Idol' on seasons 10 and 11, is not the only one who thinks the feud is a set up.
“This is Hollywood, California,” he told TMZ. “Hardly anything’s legit.”
Green, who is set to leave The Voice after its current season, also said he’s not intimidated by Idol’s potential ratings boost, now that the show’s received a ton of attention for Minaj and Carey’s fight.
“I think it’s entertainment for everybody.”
Also on Friday, Idol producers released a statement to assure viewers that everything is under control, despite the heated exchange between Minaj and Carey.
“This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had,” the producers said in a statement.
“Despite all the accusations and media speculation -- much of which is inaccurate -- production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge,” the statement continued.
American Idol Season 12 premieres on Fox in January.
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