‘American Idol’ Producers Won’t Be Snipping Nicki Minaj From The Panel

Published On October 7, 2012 | Celeb Facts, Celebrities

Everyone is well aware of the feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey by now and even though the two are going at it like vicious dogs, ‘American Idol’ producers have no plans of cutting Minaj from the panel.

In a statement released by the producers, they said, ”Despite all the accusations and media speculation — much of which is inaccurate — production is going extremely well today and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge.”

They continued, ”This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we’ve ever had. We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can’t imagine a better group to find the next ‘American Idol!’”

According to TMZ, the two have been feuding long before the video was ever published. ”Mariah went out of her way to be nice to Nicki and make her comfortable,” B. Scott (Carey’s friend) said. But Minaj was ”making faces at her [Mariah] laced with rude comments under her breath.”

A friend of Minaj defended her saying, ”He [B. Scott] works as Mariah’s stunt double and of course he would say things like that. He’s worked for her for years.”

Carey’s husband Nick Cannon weighed on the issue saying, “It’s not a big deal at all. It’s been overly sensationalized. I know the media feeds into it, but hopefully it’ll focus on what’s important, where everyone wants to strive for their dreams.”

Steven Tyler also commented, telling TMZ that the whole feud was created to increase publicity.

Watch Nick Cannon Talk With TMZ Below:

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