Nicki Minaj Curses Out Mariah Carey Behind-The-Scenes On 'American Idol'

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Nicki Minaj derailed “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday when the “Starships” singer threatened to “knock out” fellow judge Mariah Carey.In the below video obtained exclusively by TMZ, a muffled Minaj can be heard saying, “I told them, I’m not f***ing with her f***in’ highness over there.”

Perhaps the tension is a result of Minaj being getting paid a reported $12 million to act as a judge on the show, while Carey is said to be receiving an $18 million paycheck.

Reports of a feud between the two new judges had recently subsided after Minaj told reporters “we’re getting along wonderfully.”

But the below disagreement over an audition got so heated that it shut down show production for the remainder of the day.

Watch below:

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