Theballerlife.com has learned that Nicki Minaj shut down the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday after going off on co-judge Mariah Carey…who also fired right back with venom of her own.
In the footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”
Mariah can be heard saying, ““Oh why, WHYYYY .do I have a three year old sitting around me?”
Carey continues, “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”
Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … but she said it before the video starts.
It all went down while the two were sitting at the judge’s table … with Keith Urban sitting in between them and Randy Jackson sitting on the far end, next to Mariah.
We’re told the whole thing exploded over a disagreement over a contestant’s performance.
TMZ confirmed that producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down.
Big wigs on the show seem uncharacteristically upset by the blow up. It seems producers are worried about Mariah and Nicki co-existing for the long haul.
Watch the video below:
Do you think these two feuding will ultimately bring down the show or help with ratings? You know us “Americans” like a little drama.