RumorFix has confirmed that Nicki Minaj blew up at Mariah Carey during American Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina.
According to TMZ, the rapper threatened Mariah by saying, “I’m gonna knock you out.”
A video tape obtained by TMZ doesn’t show the threat, but it does show Nicki on one side, Keith Urban in the middle and Mariah on the other side while Nicki reportedly yells out, “I told them, I’m not f***ing putting up with her f***ing highness over there.”
MouthToEars reports, “Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her. Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show. Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a bitch and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night.”
Mariah tweeted late Tuesday night, “whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy”
Keith made no mention of the clash at all, remembering the good auditions, “Awesome #IdolAuditions day today Charlotte. Lotta soul, lotta country, lotta down home cool. -KU”
RumorFix has emails out to Mariah and Nicky’s reps. FOX has no comment.