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.