“It was all good just a week ago” in the words of Kanye West. Perhaps everything wasn’t copacetic between the two new American Idol mega diva judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj as they initially led us to believe. Yesterday a heated argument during auditions between the self-proclaimed Barbie and Mimi was caught on tape. From what TMZ gathered, Nicki can be heard cursing Mariah out. “I told them I’m not f—— putting up with her f—– highness over there,” said Nicki. “Figure it the f— out. Figure it out.” As the story grows Nicki is catching a lot of flack from fans, viewers and the like for the tongue lashing she gave the pop legend.
Here’s the thing: Mimi has been in this business for two decades. The records she has broken have marked her place in music history forever. Nicki as a judge for a singing competition was already a hot button topic for critics who questioned whether or not a rapper (who according to some, doesn’t sing well) should be judging the vocal talents of others. Now that there seems to be drama those criticisms have resurfaced. This tofu beef is not likely to affect Nicki’s career as her fan base is most likely too young to remember a time when Mariah dominated the Billboard charts. But what it may affect is her position as an AI judge since it could potentially be a liability to have one judge allegedly threatening to “knock” another judge out.
We’re inclined not to take sides in this whole fiasco because as far as artist beefs go, this is at the very bottom of the scale. There’s nothing hot about two huge superstar women being catty, especially if they can’t duke it out on wax. But we’re interested in if you’re #TeamNicki or #TeamMariah. And why? Not saying Nicki was wrong since we don’t know all of the details yet, but Mariah is a legend in comparison to the few years Nicki’s been in the game. A certain level of respect should be shown just on GP.
Nicki Minaj Cusses Out Mariah CAUGHT ON TAPE [TMZ]
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