A video has leaked of new ‘American Idol’ judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey engaging in a shouting match at the show’s stop in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The confrontation had apparently been brewing for some time, with rumors of Carey not being happy with the show’s decision to hire Minaj as the season’s fourth judge.
TMZ has exclusive footage of the altercation, in which Minaj openly threatens Carey. The video seems to be a bit difficult to hear at times, however, the transcript below reveals what was being said:
Nicki: “Get this s**t in self control. Get in control. Get in control.”
Randy: “Settle down, settle down.”
Nicki: “Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head (inaudible). Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.”
Nicki: “(inaudible) every 5 minutes. So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.”
Nicki: “I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there. Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out.”
Mariah: “Oh why, why do I have a three year old sitting around me?”
Nicki: “I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.”
Mariah: “I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”
While it appears that the shouting match doesn’t make much sense on paper, Minaj has become frustrated with Carey patronizing her opinions during the show and repeating her lengthy reputation.
Sources also indicate that Minaj allegedly threatened to “knock” Carey out and “shoot her.”
The result of the dispute, which judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban tried to resolve, ended up cancelling the day’s filming.
Watch a video of the altercation below: