Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Are Forced to Pay Compliments to Each Other
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were both onstage together for Fox's Television Critics Association panel, and it was more than a little uncomfortable.
For starters, the two American Idol judges disagreed about who was actually responsible for their reported feud.
"It was kind of one-sided," Mariah told the panel on January 8.
"No, it wasn't," Nicki responded. Yikes.
Then, the two were asked to pay compliments to each other. Nicki was up first.
"That actually is easy," Nicki says. "I say nice things about Mariah all the time. I even tell her all the time how much a fan I am of her. She's one of my favorite artists of all time. She's really shaped a generation of singers."
Nicki also pointed out that it's "crazy" to be a judge with Mariah, since so many of the contestants on the show "aspire to be Mariah."