OMG. I'd read about the supposed fight between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey during the American Idol Auditions but straightaway brushed it off as a publicity stunt. That was until I saw the footage.
If Nicki is acting here then get that girl an Oscar, because to me it looks like she is clearly annoyed and off on a rant. According to TMZ the argument got so out of hand that it ended with Ms Manaj telling Mariah, “I’m gonna knock you out”.
I'm hoping that this clip has been released totally out of context, because if it hasn't, Nicki Minaj is going to suffer from it going public. It totally contradicts the sweet and accessible image that has allowed her to cross over into the mainstream.
Even if reports about Mariah Carey not liking Nicki are true, I can't imagine she did anything to deserve that verbal lashing, This is a seasoned veteran who values her public image too much to risk being anything but super sweet, despite what she might actually feel inside. Besides, her calm demeanor during the verbal onslaught shows that Mariah was clearly in control, if noticeably baffled, by what was happening.
What do you guys think?
Update: Mariah Carey tells The View that she feels threatened by Nicki and has now hired more security!! Yikes.