Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey appeared side-by-side for a Winter TV Press Tour and discussed their beef documented on “American Idol.” Although the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey “American Idol” debacle has subsided for the time being, it doesn’t mean the two opinionated females are on good terms.
At a recent press conference for “American Idol,” the two discussed their feuding, and disagreed with each other once more. Nicki explained their beef was just like an argument in any other work place, “We’re professionals,” she said, ”Have you ever had an argument with someone you’ve worked with?” Mariah could not agree with this. She called this argument one-sided, “This was sort of one-sided.” Nicki responded that it was not.
Although the two might have had a shakey start at the press conference, later on, positive things were said, and it seems that the two artists did in fact make up. ”I say nice things about Mariah all the time,” Minaj explained.
“I tell Mariah all the time how much of a fan I am of her. She’s one of my favorite artists of all time … She’s shaped a generation of singers. It’s kind of crazy to be on a panel with her … I feel excited to see [the contestants] see someone they look up to so much … [and] hear her critique.”
Carey took Minaj’s compliments extremely well,
”And that was obviously a very sweet thing to say,” Carey continued. “Nicki and I worked together very early on in her career and did a song from an album I’d done called ‘Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel,’ called ‘Up Out My Face,’ ironically … it was one of my favorite videos and songs and I did feel that she was going to go very far, and still have that feeling and am grateful for anything nice that she and anyone else have to say about me.”
When one critic asked how the two eventually made up, Nicki Minaj said, “I put on my sex tape.” Mariah responded with rolling her eyes and exclaiming, “and there it is.”
Although all seems (sort of) well between the two, we’ll have to see how the show portrays the relationship between the two female judges.