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Mariah Carey & Nikki Minaj Battle Continues
Nicki Minaj unleashes foul-mouthed tirade at Mariah Carey and threatens to punch her out during taping of ‘American Idol’
The festering bad blood between the two divas — both serving as judges for the first time this season on the Fox show — boiled over in Charlotte, N.C., when they disagreed over a contestant’s performance, sources said.
Carey, 42, had been goading Minaj for hours, sources said, ultimately calling the wild-haired, wig-loving “Your Love” singer a “b—h.”
A fuming Minaj, 26, later threatened, “I’m gonna knock you out!” according to TMZ.com.
TMZ posted video of the incident Tuesday night, presumably taken moments after the pair exchanged barbs. Minaj can be heard ranting, “Get this s—t in self-control. Get in control. Get in control,” as fellow judge Randy Jackson urges her to “settle down.”
Minaj continues, saying “Don’t lose your head. Don’t tell me I’m a gangster! So every time you patronize me, I’m-a take it back, and if you’ve got a f—ing problem, handle it!
“I told them, I’m not f—ing putting up with her f—ing highness over there. I’m not gonna sit here every f—ing minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day,” Minaj shouts.
As the tirade rages, Carey sounds as if she is hurling her own insults at Minaj, though they are inaudible.