Nicki Minaj’s Most Controversial Moments
Battle of the American Idol Divas
Even before American Idol's 12th season premiered, the FOX singing competition was already making headlines with its new panel of judges -- with Nicki Minaj front and center in the spotlight. Footage of Minaj cussing out fellow judge Mariah Carey at Charlotte, N.C., audition surfaced online in 2012, resulting in reports that the two singers were feuding behind-the-scenes. In the leaked video, 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.”
Minaj reportedly also threatened to "knock out" the "Heartbreaker" singer, resulting producers upping her security entourage.