Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:30:00 GMT | By Emma Jones
American Idol History X

Season 12: The one with classic diva and nu-diva



Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson, American Idol, season 12 (© Getty Images Entertainment/Getty)
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And so we come to the current season, the dawn of the divas and shade throwing between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. Season 12 has just premiered, but already its feuds have been the subject of tabloid dreams... and Randy Jackson was there and Keith Urban was there and you and you and you.

It all began with a video leaked by TMZ in which Minaj is seen cussing and blowing a starship over Mariah Carey during an audition in Charlotte, North Carolina. "I told them, I'm not f---in' putting up with her f---ing highness over there," Minaj says. "Figure it the f--- out. Figure it out."

There were also rumours of a gun threat made by Minaj off-camera, but Mariah and her butterfly battalion got the last word in an interview with Barbara Walters, who read questionable lyrics from Minaj's new song. "I didn't know she sang," Carey responded. "I thought she rapped. Or whatever." Your move Minaj.

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