One of the rapper’s most iconic celeb feuds was with Mariah Carey while both ladies worked as judges on the twelfth season of American Idol. Five years after the diva showdown, producers of the show are speaking out about the drama and pointing fingers at one star in particular. While speaking about Idol’s 15-season run at a recent panel, FOX’s former President of Alternative Programming, Mark Darnell, revealed, “The one you think was the problem, she wasn’t the problem. Nicki was not the problem. There are tapes buried in chainsaw.”
Despite Darnell’s claims, no one knows the real reason why MC would start beef with then up-and-coming star, Minaj. However, some believe Carey became problematic after discovering she wouldn’t be the only female on the panel as was initially promised.
Five years later and both divas still carry dive-like reputations. At least now we know Nicki wasn’t always the initiator. Check out a few old clips of the feud above.
Beefs That Never Got Cooked (PHOTOS)
1. 1. Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were rumored to be clashing on the first day of judging on American Idol, but Mariah denied any tension during a recent press conference.Source: 1 of 9
2. 2. Monica and Brandy were set up to be in an R&B beef with each other back in the '90s when they were both coming up, but they united on a track proving it was all talk.Source: 2 of 9
3. 3. Beyonce was allegedly giving Kim Kardashian the cold shoulder since she started dating Kanye West, but it turns out she really doesn't have a problem with Kimmy!Source: 3 of 9
4. 4. After Jay-Z gave Rita Ora a track that was supposed to be for Rihanna, rumors swirled that the two were beefing. Turns out they love each other as Roc Nation sisters!Source: 4 of 9
5. 5. Ne-Yo recently made a slick comment or two about Trey's singing abilities in an interview, and even though Trey wasn't too happy, the two haven't been in an official feud over it.Source: 5 of 9
6. 6. Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey have been constantly compared throughout their careers, with fans going at each other, but the two really loved each other deeply.Source: 6 of 9
7. 7. Even though Lil' Wayne's baby mothers Nivea and Lauren London got knocked up and had his children around the same time, the two seem to get along just fine!Source: 7 of 9
8. 8. Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence were rumored to be in a feud since their movies 'Twilight' and 'Hunger Games' had fans going at each other, but the two recently met and were geeked by each other! || Photo credit: Stargasm.comSource: 8 of 9
9. 9. Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan were rumored to be beefing back in 2006, but they actually are just really close friends that had a misunderstanding.Source: 9 of 9
Guess Who’s Reportedly To Blame For Mariah Carey And Nicki Minaj’s ‘American Idol’ Feud was originally published on globalgrind.com