Since filming of season 12's American Idol began, new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey rarely — if ever — have seen eye to eye.
Between press, auditions, and the Idol stage, the divas have been exchanging disses left and right.
It all began in October when TMZ obtained video footage of the pair verbally duking it out during an audition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since then, the pair have basically ignored each other on the panel (poor Keith Urban and Randy Jackson!) — until the last couple of weeks.
Things really came to blows last night when Nicki and Mariah kept jabbing one another. "I thought it was funny," hopeful Angie Miller told Life & Style after the show. "At least they interacted."
And with just three weeks left, we’re sure the two will have several more disagreements — but for now we’re looking back at their 7 most memorable fights:
The Big Blowout
"If you've got a f—ing problem, handle it!" Nicki shouted in the TMZ video. "I told them, I'm not putting up with her f—ing highness over there." Reports later claimed that Nicki threatened to "knock [Mariah] out."
Mean Girl Showdown
During another round of auditions, the two got into a squabble about the 2004 hit movie Mean Girls. "I wanna lose three pounds," Mariah joked. “I know how you can,” Nicki responded. Mimi then explained, "It's a quote from Mean Girls. If you knew Mean Girls, you'd know." The "Starships" singer snapped back, "I do know Mean Girls." From there, Mimi questioned if Nicki knew which character said "I want to lose 3 pounds." "Um, not Lindsay, the other one, with the blond hair," the 30-year-old rapper said, adding when she couldn't think of the name, "You know something? Mariah.."
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Still Number One
In another audition, one hopeful noted that Mariah’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the best modern-day Christmas song. “It sure was, wasn’t it?” Nicki jabbed putting the emphasis on the “was.” “Still is, dahling! No. 1 last year. Seventeen years later, it’s still No. 1,” Mariah snapped back.
After the Christmas song exchange, Nicki called her fellow judge a “b—ch” under breath. Mariah warned Nicki that anything that "starts with a 'B' and ends with an 'itch' – I rebuke it!"
Press Day Problems
"It was sort of a one-sided thing," Mariah said of their rumored fight during a press interview. "No, it wasn't," Nicki shot back with a heated look. "Well, at least we can agree on my shoes," Mariah quipped. Nicki's response? "We are professionals. Haven't you ever been in a fight with someone you work with?"
Live Show Woes
When Mariah said she felt like Kree Harrison was holding back on her April 17 performance, the "Superbass" singer firmly disagreed with her critique. “That was the best performance of the night, by far,” she said. The Precious star retaliated, “I disagree with your disagreement." And in typical Nicki fashion, she replied, “Simmer down, sir.”
Can’t We All Just Get Along
They came to blows again over Kree's May 1 song choice. Mariah admitted she disagreed with certain members of the panel — mainly Nicki — saying not every moment of the contestant's performance had to be in a higher register. “That’s not what I said,” Nicki interjected. The hip-hop queen then suggested Mariah clean her ears out and tried handing her a Q-tip. The legendary songstress got the last word in. “Let me say this to you [Kree] as a singer,” she said, implying Nicki isn’t a singer, “Just continue to shine regardless of the dirt that gets splattered around you.”
Doesn't seem like these two ladies have any plans to bury the hatchet in the near future.
Catch them both on tonight’s America Idol elimination show, 8 p.m. on FOX.