Nicki Minaj is letting bygones be bygones.
While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, Jan. 15, the hip song songstress opens up about the infamous feud with Mariah Carey on American Idol, which is set to premiere tomorrow, Jan. 16, on Fox.
“We’re fine [now],” she says. “I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don’t understand is that I’ve looked up to her for so many years…I don’t know if she’s gotten over it, but I have. I mean, I’m over there cracking up, laughing, having fun. So if she’s still holding a grudge, I don’t know. I don’t care.
This comes months after a video surfaced showing the duo in a heated on argument while filming auditions in North Carolina.
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“I don't know...It was just two big ol' divas, I guess," Nicki replies when Ellen asks her what transpired between the pair.
"I was, like, just sitting there and I guess before I went in there, I heard all this stuff that was being said, but I didn't believe it. I heard them saying, like, 'Mariah doesn't want you on the panel.' But I was saying, 'No, I'm friends with Mariah,’” she explains. “I was arguing people down. Like, 'Don't believe everything you read! You're crazy.' So I went there, and I started feeling a little bit of 'the shade.' And I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier."
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“It's like a defense mechanism," she continues. "It's really that your feelings are hurt…so you kind of just compensate by being crazy."
And now we’ll all get to see it go down by tuning in tomorrow at 8 p.m. ET! Are you Team Nicki or Team Mariah? Sound off in comments!
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