New ‘American Idol’ judges face conflict
Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 01:10
The new judges of American Idol were announced mid-September, with the beloved Randy Jackson returning for the 12th season of the ever-popular show. The personalities include country singer Keith Urban, rapper Nicki Minaj and pop diva Mariah Carey, and they have already spiced up the family-friendly show. According to EW.com, several artists such as Katy Perry, Adam Lambert and Miley Cyrus were rumored to be on the list of choices. After several weeks of deliberation, FOX chose these three newbies to enter the show to make a big band, and boy, have they started off right.
Fights have broken out between Minaj and Carey, allegedly leaving Carey feeling as though she needed to bump up her security due to claims that Minaj threatened to “shoot” her with a gun. FOX News Latino reported rumors that Minaj threatened Carey on the “Idol” set.
“Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch,’ adding that Carey told her over the phone that ‘she can’t take a chance’ and has ‘hired extra security,’” Walters said.
Reports say that Minaj has not apologized for lashing out at Carey, and after a meeting she said, “I love you, but we might fight again.” Carey responded, “No, we will not.”
After the fallout between the two, they were seen posing together for pictures. As for rebel Nicki, she took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the situation.
“Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it zuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it,” Minaj tweeted on Thursday. “I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since Simon.”
“Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn. Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake it u don’t wannA get shook!!!!”
There are no detailed reports of what started the fight, leaving readers wondering if the feud between the two divas is really over. Will there be more trouble on “Idol?” Tune in January 2013 to see the drama play out on FOX.