Nick Cannon Weighs In on Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj's 'American Idol' Feud: 'I Was a Little Disappointed in the Producers' (VIDEO)
Nick Cannon is standing by his gal.
"Oh man, I think it was what it was. A lot of theatrics and stuff. I guess I was a little disappointed in the producers because that's not what American Idol is about," Cannon said.
"I felt like they fed off of it a little bit. You know, people are always going to have disagreements and stuff, during the commercial you and I could have went at it, but the fact that someone was able to get a camera phone and take it out."
The infamous exchange -- in which Minaj, 29 threatened to “knock out” Carey, 42 -- leaked online in early October. In the video, which was taken during an audition Charlotte, N.C., Minaj is heard dropping plenty of f-bombs, screaming, “I told them, I’m not f***in’ putting up with her f***in’ highness over there.”
Cannon explained of the situation, "I mean, yeah, clearly you can see that they are a very intense judging panel, but obviously everybody is interested in what the show is going to be about, and my wife is the classiest and the strongest woman that I've ever met, so she's handling it the way she is supposed to handle it."
Since then, more footage of Minaj dishing about the exchange has surfaced. In the second installment of her three-part E! series, Nicki Minaj: My Truth, the "Starships" rapper claims the leak footage and the supposed feud is “another ploy to get me off the show."
What do you make of Carey and Minaj's feud: real drama or fictionalized fighting? Sound off below.