Apparently not every important moment of the knock-down, drag-out fight between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was recorded for posterity.

A source told TMZ that before the cameras began rolling, Mariah provoked Nicki by calling her a b*tch multiple times until the rapper lost her cool, unloading a series of epithets on her co-judge.

The insider also claims that Nicki is sick of the way Mariah constantly talks about her own accomplishments, “name dropping people she’s worked with” and “how many Grammys or awards she’s won,” instead of concentrating on the contestants in auditions.

While the video itself is pretty incriminating, we’re guessing all of this merely scratches the surface of what’s really going on backstage!

Source: TMZ

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