Hang on to your hats, America. Our most sacred talent competition, doubling as FOX’s most sacred cash cow, is about to be soiled with pop stars’ bad attitudes and profane language. Or! Pop stars’ colorful personalities and self-confidence! The public servants at TMZ released the above video of a spirited confrontation between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey at an American Idol audition in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nicki was all, “I love dressing kooky,” and Mariah was all, “I love butterflies,” and the two just could not agree on who loved what more. Upon further inspection, it seems as I might’ve misheard the involved parties, however. TVgasm.com posted this helpful translation of the argument, quoting Minaj saying, “I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fucking highness over there,” gesturing in the direction of butterfly lover Carey. Unless these girls can tone down the language and hug it out, my Mom is just not going to be into this season of Idol.
Somewhere out there, American sweetheart Paula Abdul is cheerfully mumbling into the dark that she really loves to snack on crackers. We miss you, girl.
Way to hold down the fort, Keith Urban.
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