Celebrities > Gossip > American Idol: Minaj vs. Mariah It’s all kicking off again Date posted: January 9, 2013

American Idol: Minaj vs. Mariah
It’s all kicking off again

Nicki Minaj designs fashion and houseware collection and her feud with Mariah Carey sparks more rumours

The much-publicised feud between Nicki Minaj and her American Idol co-judge, the legendary Mariah Carey, shows no signs of stopping. The Swide team just wishes they would kiss and make up.


No one was too sure if THAT video of the two divas fighting had been staged to ramp up the talent show’s ratings or not but it would seem that this feud is the real deal. Even though it had been reported that Carey and Minaj had ‘made up’, evidence of the cracks in their relationship were still clearly visible and felt by those who attended the American Idol press conference. Yes, it seemed that even the financial benefits offered to the divas for 2013 edition of American Idol, making it the 12th season, wasn’t enough to keep them calm and collected… and the show hasn’t even started yet.

We could be forgiven for thinking that the eye rolling and staring was just Nicki warming up her facial expressions before going on stage but, alas, this wasn’t the case. The two soon came to blows at the conference when Mariah commented on Octobers arguments, saying, ‘It was sort of a one-sided thing’, to which Nicki responded, ‘No, it wasn’t! See? They don’t want a rising star, they want drama’. We’re assuming that ‘they’ could be referring to the broadcasting company FOX and not co-judges Keith Urban and Randy Jackson… imagine being those two guys? Being stuck on a panel with those two ladies, fighting to have the final say, best weave, most revealing top.

 American Idol: Mariah Carey vs Nicki Minaj

Talking of revealing things, the panel recently featured on the cover of US magazine The Hollywood Reporter andthe two ladies in question were kept apart by the show’s host, Ryan Seacrest. Mariah had opted for a slinky burgundy number that showed of lashings of lace, while Nicki Minaj dressed ‘down’ for the shoot and kept it simple and folksy in a cable-knit trapeze dress paired with Dolce&Gabbana’s tapestry print FW13 boots. Two completely different looks that put both leading ladies in the style spotlight. But for how long are they willing to share it for before things go off again?


American Idol: Mariah Carey vs Nicki Minaj

Well, we won’t have to wait long as the new season hits our screens 16th January on FOX and then the fun starts. Who knows, maybe the Nicki Minaj tissue box cover, which did the rounds on the internet, will come in use and the rapper really wants to add insult to injury. We tried to find a Mariah Carey equivalent but nothing came to mind… if it comes to it, she could always whip out her glass breaking, high note that she’s famed for.

Oh and incase you didn’t hear, it would appear that Nicki Minaj is expanding on the popularity of her Pink Friday fragrance and is set to debut a collection of fashion and housewares for the holiday season, later this year. I wonder what her Barbz will make of that?

Let the fight begin. 

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