Queen Latifah Isn’t Choosing Team Nicki Or Mariah, But Says ‘You Gotta Respect Your Elders’

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American Idol hasn’t seen this much action since, well, who even remembers when. The Mariah Carey vs. Nicki Minaj circus has been great publicity for the upcoming season complete with alleged threats, Barbara Walters intervening and Nicki’s shady Twitter tirade.

Everyone’s had an opinion on whether they’re #teamNicki or #teamMinaj including Mariah’s hubby and Nicki’s hairstylist. Queen Latifah stopped by Anderson Cooper to promote her role in the all-black version of Steel Magnolias. Her view on the whole fiasco between the two divas? “I would definitely not take sides in ignorance, but that’s really not about them. At the end of the day they are both blessed to be in the position that they are. It’s about giving a leg up to the new people who want to be a Nicki or be a Mariah,” the rapper turned actress turned mogul said. Although she wouldn’t take sides she did make it clear that a legend is to be respected. “But Mariah? C’mon now. We’re talking about a hundred million right there. You gotta respect your elders to a point. That’s a grand diva, but I love Nicki too.” The Queen has spoken.

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