Nicki Minaj threatens to knock Mariah Carey out

Nicki Minaj blew up at Mariah Carey, threatening to knock her out during the American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday. Sources told TMZ Nicki swore at Mariah and threatened, “I’m gonna knock you out!” The gossip site obtained footage in which Minaj goes on a non-stop rant, shouting the entire time. Mariah seems to be responding, but is inaudible on the tape, while fellow judge Keith Urban sits between them, trying at times to calm Minaj down and throwing up his hands in defeat when she refuses to stop shouting. Although her threat to Mariah was made before the video starts, Minaj is heard furiously saying : “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.” The incident apparently occurred after a disagreement about a contestant’s performance. Although it’s unclear what Nicki was upset about, a few weeks ago during auditions in NYC, Mariah constantly interrupted her when she was critiquing a contestant. TMZ also reported earlier that when producers called Mariah to tell her that Nicki had been chosen to join her as a judge on the show, she hung up on them. Producers are reportedly very concerned about what’s happening and ended the auditions for the day so everyone could cool down.

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  1. Germain • October 4, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

    HAHAHA!! This is awesome. Come on, pop a cap in her ass!!!

  2. Annie • October 4, 2012 @ 12:11 PM

    It sounds like Mariah is trying to push her buttons to get her kicked off the show.

  3. Sean • October 4, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

    I think it’s all a set-up by American Idol bosses. Chick drama = more viewers!

  4. Sarah • October 4, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

    I could totally imagine Nicki saying something like that. She’s so badass…she seems like someone whose bad side you wouldn’t wanna get on for sure!!

  5. Jan • October 4, 2012 @ 12:24 PM

    Okay, so the producers knew coming in to this arrangement that these two divas would probably not get along but they hired Minaj anyway. So, the producers cannot now claim that they did not know this could be a problem. They wanted the big name stars so they would get the show some attention and now they are getting the attention. However, it may be bad attention. Poor Keith Urban, he is the only one who has no stake in this. Randy Jackson is Mariah’s manager so he is on her side too.

  6. Smarterthan minaj • October 4, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

    Nicki minaj is presenting a negative of herself on tv…sadly she’s only making herself look foolish. That kind of stuff should be handled off camera.

  7. Smarterthan minaj • October 4, 2012 @ 12:38 PM

    And she’s ugly.

  8. Smarterthan minaj • October 4, 2012 @ 12:39 PM

    Lol a negative image of herself

  9. Daryl Collison • October 4, 2012 @ 1:00 PM

    I do not give even the slightest [rhymes with truck]!

  10. Leigh Adams • October 4, 2012 @ 1:43 PM

    I have never once seen this artist (Minaji) where she is not loud mouthed ,vulgar & rude..Ship her back wherever it is she is from..No class ..who selected her ?
    I will not be watching any programn that features her…

  11. Keira • October 4, 2012 @ 2:05 PM

    everyone’s bashing minaj???? Mariah Carey is a royal pain I the ass with a whiney voice and a career that at the moment couldn’t hold a candle to minaj’s overwhelming worldwide success…she needs to go back to being a housewife and let the real women handle the spot light

  12. cass • October 4, 2012 @ 2:10 PM

    Right on! Mariah is such a ego-maniac.

  13. cass • October 4, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

    Mariah just being herself would would make anyone want to “knock her out”, she doesn’t even have to try to “push her buttons”.

    Mariah is the one REASON I will not be watching the show this year!

    I like Nicki Minaj, she was so sweet to those cute little girls on Ellen.

  14. Jax • October 4, 2012 @ 2:23 PM

    Who is Nicki Minaj? Never heard of her. First time I saw her picture, I nearly gagged. Ugly is too polite a word.

  15. PissedwithMinaj • October 4, 2012 @ 2:33 PM

    Well, I don’t know about this Minaj who haven’t prove herself in this business. Not because she knows how to sing (you can’t even call it singing) duh??! She doesn’t know how to show respect with the real artist, the fact that she is just starting. I don’t know who else she would pay a respect once she have all the awards like what Mariah bagged. RESPECT GIRL!!! Keep your feet on the ground. You ain’t nothing yet! She is bad-mouthed, and yeah she is rudest than anyone else in the Hollywood. You can’t even compare these two artist. Minaj has no class, the voice sounds like a crappy violin, she wouldn’t look like a person without a bunch of make up on her face. Period!

  16. PissedwithMinaj • October 4, 2012 @ 2:36 PM

    Right on Jax and LeighAdams!

  17. Wendy • October 4, 2012 @ 2:55 PM

    Nikki needs to take her over-inflated assets along with her over-inflated ego and take a trip to charm school…..no class at all.

  18. TD • October 4, 2012 @ 3:45 PM

    I would knock out someone disrespecting me again and again.
    Mariah might have a long resume but, it doesn’t make it right for her to look down on someone else. Jealousy brings hatred. Mariah is a big bully.
    Nicki is put in a negative light because the video only cut to her spazzing.

  19. Wendi • October 4, 2012 @ 4:32 PM

    Nicki Minaj has no respect or whatsoever with anybody. She did it with Katy Perry and now with Mariah Carey. I am pretty sure she did it with other artist whose way better than her. Who does she thinks she is? She has no class, ugly, and should go back where she should belong to. She just started in this business and she already showing her true colors.

  20. m&m • October 4, 2012 @ 4:47 PM

    why is this sk@nk even famous? shes so repulsive and talentless D:

  21. Suneagle • October 4, 2012 @ 5:02 PM

    The real problem is that both these pop stars are illuminati and Mariah has a higher place (your highness) in the cult that Minaj is not only jealous but believes to be more important and wants to be the (queen of pop) = queen of the underdark illuminati. So the fued goes way beyond the show.

  22. Meambeth • October 4, 2012 @ 5:51 PM

    No matter what is said and done, IT IS ALL FOR THE RATINGS OF THE SHOW. And YES! I do think Minaj is JEALOUS of Mariah Carrie, She is so beautiful in her own ways. She does not need the costumes galore like Minaj. Minaj just needs the attention she is NOT getting from the tabloids, except for now & her ridiculous outfits, that just say….me love you long time……..Mariah Carrie has nothing to worry about, you do your thing girl. And forget about the little things, people like Minaj has to say………It’s word’s, BUT actions do speak louder than words…and nothing has happened , just yet!

  23. Miss Mastermind • October 4, 2012 @ 6:55 PM

    He or she who is without sin cast the first stone. No one knows the root of both of these beautiful women issues. Because they couldn’t have been so angry at each other if the have collaborated on projects together. And your source is TMZ…..really? When Paula Abdul was about to leave they had the same issues with Diva attitudes. So like the first few people have said..this shits for ratings and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  24. Lloyd • October 4, 2012 @ 7:27 PM

    Well looks like AI is going to get stellar ratings this year. No one cares about the contestants, but they’re going to milk this drama for all it’s worth!

  25. C-Dub • October 4, 2012 @ 7:27 PM

    This was all set up ahead of time. they knew to add a volitile mix of people. It’s not 100% about the talent. Never has been. It was about Simon and Paula and now it’s about these two.

  26. gbh999 • October 4, 2012 @ 7:32 PM

    Man, all minajy would have to do, is just look her ‘ugly ass self”, and that would be enough to give most people, a heart attack!

  27. Rosie • October 4, 2012 @ 9:49 PM

    HAHAHAHA love this! Better watch your back, Nicki’s unleashing her alter-ego Roman Zolanski or whoever else she decides to be.

  28. Charles M. • October 4, 2012 @ 10:47 PM

    Nicki Minaj is a stupid skanky hoe.

  29. My Opinion • October 5, 2012 @ 12:21 AM

    I think they are both acting as “f**kin highness”.

  30. Jan • October 5, 2012 @ 12:33 AM

    Just wait until Randy and Keith Urban do the diva thing too! lol

  31. mia • October 5, 2012 @ 1:33 AM

    go Nicki! Mariah sucks! That’s all.

  32. Cheryl • October 5, 2012 @ 2:27 AM

    Good for Nicki. Mariah thinks her shit don’t stink.Your no Diva Mariah.

  33. Eleanor • October 5, 2012 @ 10:42 AM

    Before going ” Diva” out there in the public eye.. they should remember where there money comes from and the fans don’t like celebs who act like spoiled brats. There’s always another Nicki waiting in the wings.

  34. Derek • October 5, 2012 @ 7:15 PM

    yall are just hatin on a real boss. mariahs career is almost over and nicki is the king of this rap shiznit. ya i said king. she always talks about havin a d@#k. mariah needs to get off her d@#K and show some respect. and nick cannons mariah tatoo…pleeease

  35. Derek • October 5, 2012 @ 7:16 PM

    and xfactor is 10 times better than american idol

  36. L • October 6, 2012 @ 10:37 AM

    No one cares, cancel the show!

  37. Jo • October 6, 2012 @ 2:06 PM

    Keira, Mariah”s career “at the moment” ? Really? This woman has had such enormous worldwide musical success, it is staggering. Like her or not, and personally I am not a fan, I recognize her outstanding contribution to music. I have no idea on Minaj’s current or past success, cause I can’t be bothered to even google, she is of no interest to me. If above is true, I hope they remove her from the judge’s table. Actually, even if it’s untrue, I hope they remove her…

  38. alexander • October 7, 2012 @ 1:19 PM

    Someone should kick that clown Minaj off the show. What a poor choice for a judge. I plan on switching channels when she is on. I wonder how much she charges to haunt a house?

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