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

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.