In news that is probably going to come as a surprise to anyone who’s never heard of Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey, or the concept of crazy people before, apparently there was a beef between the two American Idol hosts at a stop in North Carolina. TMZ has obtained the video, (image via) which they’ve been kind enough to remind us of by stamping their giant logo over the already-blurring looking proceedings. You can watch it below in all of its glory, its dumb, mortifying glory.
“You think I’m playing? Get your big ass on up and go. Bitch you can go… Bitch you can go… Bitch you can go! Say one more thing to me!” yelled Minaj, although I’m not sure pointing out the size of Carey’s posterior is probably such a good move from where she’s sitting (literally). Actually, she was, in fact, playing, because as is the case with most fights like this much was said and little was done.
“I told them, I’m not fucking putting up with her fucking highness over there,” she continued.
Carey and Minaj, along with Urban and Randy Jackson, have been judging Idol auditions since Sept. 16. Rumors of fighting between Carey and Minaj sprung up less than 24 hours after auditions started, which the two attempted to dismiss. Minaj reportedly said the new judges are “getting along wonderfully.” While Carey joked to reporters, “How can you feud in two days? I think a feud takes a little longer [to build].” EW
Apparently it takes approximately two weeks.
Judge Randy Jackson can be heard in the background yelling for a “time out,” a tactic that anyone who’s ever dealt with big giant fucking babies will be familiar with. Unlike with literal third graders, it doesn’t seem to have worked here. At least he had the wherewithal to try to keep things in order. Third judge Keith Urban’s choice to start jumping around yelling “World Star Hip Hop! World Star Hip Hop!” seems a little unprofessional in retrospect.