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Mariah Carey's hubby Nick Cannon seems to think her feud with fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj is one big publicity stunt, but the man who runs the operation is singing a different tune.

"I would only do anything for ratings a month before the show went out," Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe told TMZ yesterday in Los Angeles. "They've got my timing wrong."

So does that mean Nigel has an even bigger trick up his sleeve for Season 12 of FOX's hit competition show? Only time will tell, but in the meantime, you can rest assured that Idol's warring divas will eventually work things out. Even the POTUS thinks so.

Source: TMZ

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