Last night, you saw a snippet of the blow out argument between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on the set of American Idol. The two feuding judges were caught on camera letting their tempers fly and the curse words flow. We still don’t know exactly what triggered the fight but TMZ has released more video of the incident.
Nick Cannon told Access Hollywood Live:
“When you think about what the show is actually about and represents… I feel like it’s taking away from the quality of what ‘Idol’ is all about. This is about people accomplishing their dreams, experts guiding these young people to do what they’ve done. My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I’ve ever met, if you watch the video, she just maintains her composure… I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all. She signed up to do a job to help young people… this is like a sidebar. I hope that’s not what this show becomes, about the catfights,” he explained. “The show is solely about a singing competition, that’s why America loves these shows, they want to see people reach a certain goal or win… and then to make it about something it’s not, [it] kind of shows that the producers and the network are losing their foot a little bit. If I’m producing a show about young people accomplishing their dreams, that’s what I want the show to be about, not all the side pageantry… my wife is strong, classy and she maintains her strength.”
Ryan Seacrest told TMZ:
“We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol. [There’s] nothing wrong with disagreeing … That’s gonna happen, and it’s okay. These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants.”
Watch the full clip below!