Source: Mojo in the morning
Mariah Carey called Nicki Minaj a “bitch” several times before the two “American Idol” judges went at it during auditions in Charlotte.
Sources say moments before the two were caught on video fighting Mariah repeatedly berated the rapper until she finally had enough and exploded. During the fight Minaj said “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.”
Sources also say Nicki threatened Mariah during their “American Idol” fight, but producers say that’s not true.
One source say in the heat of the argument, Nicki said, “If I had a gun I would shoot her.”
But producer Nigel Lythgoe says the rumor isn’t true– he asked Mariah if Nicki threatened her and she said no.
Here’s the kicker (what we already knew): A source on the “American Idol” claims the fight that broke out between Mariah and Nicki was nothing more than a set up created by the folks behind the scenes at the reality show, and TMZ was also along for the ride. Allegedly, “It was all for hype and ratings… Nothing about it was real. They were acting.”