Mariah Carey Threatens to Quit American Idol Over Nicki Minaj — Report
Did Mariah Carey threaten to quit American Idol 2013 last week? Apparently it might be so. According to a report from a show insider, the American Idol judge was this close to walking off the show and not come back this week. What had her all riled up? Well, as you might have guessed, it was all about Nicki Minaj’s mouth once again.
Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj feud gossip was all the rage before American Idol 2013 got underway, but the catfights actually proved to be rather tame for the most part. Or at least the versions the audience got to see were. For those who think it was all just made-up drama to boost ratings though, Fox reports the nastiness between the two divas is very much for real.
According to an American Idol insider, Mariah Carey was allegedly furious last week after butting heads once again with Nicki Minaj both on and off the show. After celebrity blogger Perez Hilton commented on Mariah ‘burning’ Nicki on the show during an argument, Nicki took to Twitter to vent her anger, throwing shade at Perez and Mariah in turn.
“What u SHOULD be doing (wit your messy ass) is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter @perezhilton,” Nicki posted on her Twitter feed.
Mariah Carey was allegedly so outraged over Nicki’s behavior on the show, and her off-air comments, that she threatened not to come back this week.
“Mariah doesn’t want to come back, Nicki is really disrespecting her and she’s tired of trying to bite her tongue all the time,” a source reportedly told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “One night Nicki tried to be kind of nice, but Mariah didn’t bite, so I guess she figured screw that.”
The Idol insider added that Mariah Carey is really just over American Idol in general and we shouldn’t look for her to be back next year. “She’s done with it all. She doesn’t need the platform, and all the drama isn’t healthy for her,” the source said.