Within hours of the announcement weeks ago of the new judge lineup rumors ran rampant that veteran Mariah Carey and newcomer Nicki Minaj were at each others throats on the set of American Idol. Even weeks before the announcement when Nicki was still in negotiations, there was much speculation that Mariah who was already confirmed, advised Idol producers NOT to bring Minaj on board. Despite all of this, both have denied any truth in a feud or tension with each other. However, based on footage obtained by TMZ at the Charlotte auditions today, it looks like someone might be singing a new tune. Publicity stunt or real drama?? You be the judge.
Producers allegedly stepped in and shut down production for the rest of the day…but not before this tweet was released from Mariah, which was later deleted of course.
Sources are reporting that this was far from a publicity stunt and that producers are worried about how this incident will effect the rest of the season tapings and the live shows. One thing is for sure, it has created a major buzz and is sure to pay off with ratings in the coming weeks when the show airs.