Having Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on one judging panel is simply a lot of drama and the two divas hit the ceiling last night, which resulted in a video surfacing of their fight.
Seacrest was present at the auditions and during his talk show this morning, he addressed the matter telling his listeners that their feud has gone “too far.”
He said: “There was a very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day after a contestant did a little bit of a performance in the room,” Seacrest said ”Keith [Urban] was sitting there, Randy [Jackson] was sitting there. Of course, Nicki and Mariah both there. I was outside. I was outside with the contestant’s family at the time. Both of these judges, as I have said before, come with different perspective. And, so, yeah, it was heated. It did go too far, to the point where the producers said with just a few more contestants left, ‘Let’s call it a day.’ And, [they] called a ‘wrap’. So, today [October 3] is a second day of auditions in Charlotte, with that panel. And when you look at what the producers and Fox put together for this season, both of them, all of them, the four of them are essential components to what makes up the entire sum of the panel and provides that different perspective and that interesting point of view.”
Seacrest wasn’t the only one who weighed in on the matter. Just moments after their outburst, Carey’s husband Nick Cannon had a few choice words for Access Hollywood.
“I feel like [the feud is] taking away what the quality of what ‘Idol’ is all about,” he said. “My wife is the strongest, classiest woman I know, so she signed up to help people accomplish their dreams – not the competition. I mean, I think there’s a lot of stuff that goes into it when it all plays out. I think the show is solely about a singing competition – to make it about something it’s not kind of chills the producers.”
There’s plenty of drama surrounding ‘AI’ at the moment and a source told Hollywood Life, “If you want to know who is a major diva it is Nicki Minaj. She is a major handful and a complete pain.”
Whether or not Minaj is a major diva, the execs of ‘AI’ knew what they were signing up for and truth be told, they created the situation and dropped the monster in the center of it.
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