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Come on, Mariah Carey. Tell us how you really feel about Nicki Minaj.

In an interview today with Angie Martinez of Hot 97, the artist reflected on her single season behind the judging table of American Idol and made it as clear as can be: it totally and completely sucked!

"Honestly, I hated it," Mariah said. "Here's what it was. I was the first person who signed on...I thought it was going to be a three-person panel.

"They gave me a nice...monetary moment, and I was just like, 'Okay, Randy Jackson will be there; I've known him forever. He used to play bass for me. Like, this isn't a big deal. This will be nothing.'"

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American Idol is minus another judge.

With Randy Jackson having official resigned his post and Jennifer Hudson reportedly on the way, Mariah Carey made it official today:

She has left the series after one season.

American Idol Season 12 Promo Photo

“W/ global success of ‘#Beautiful’ (#1 in 30+ countries so far) @MariahCarey confirms world tour & says goodbye 2 Idol,” read a message from Carey’s publicists PMK-BNC that the singer re-Tweeted shortly thereafter.

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On last night's American Idol performance show, Mariah Carey talked a little trash to Nicki Minaj, taunting her for never having a number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100.

And now the pop star has fired back at the legendary diva. HARD.

  • Nicki Minaj as a Blonde
  • Mariah Carey Red Carpet Photo

"Why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter," Minaj Tweeted this afternoon, going on to reference the rumor that Fox was looking to replace Mariah with Jennifer Lopez.

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With ratings down and no finalists making an impact on the national consciousness, this is one way for American Idol to make headlines:

A new report claims producers tried to get ex-judge Jennifer Lopez to replace current judge Mariah Carey... DURING THIS SEASON.

  • Mariah Carey Red Carpet Picture
  • Jennifer Lopez in Beige

According to The Hollywood Reporter, a plan was hatched to bring J. Lo back into the fold, until Carey and her team threatened legal action against the show if Mariah was actually fired.

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And... American Idol Season 12 is off!

The highest rated show on television returned last night, with new panelists Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey and Keith Urban joining Randy Jackson in New York City.

Did a few singers stand out? Sure. But did Nicki and Mariah openly feud Oh, heck yes!

American Idol Season 12 Judges

The judges argued about accessories; Minaj grew angry when Carey bragged about "All I Want for Christmas." They interrupted each other, they rolled their eyes, Nicki irritated Mariah by talking in a British accent.

It was somewhat awkward and mostly awesome to watch.

But which of these divas made the best impression? Or does that honor fall to classy Keith Urban? It's early, but vote now: Who is your favorite new judge?

 

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If the following video is any indication, American Idol Season 12 will be worth watching for the awkwardness alone.

Interviewed last week by E! News, Ryan Seacrest, Nicki Minaj, Randy Jackson and Mariah Carey talked about upcoming contestants and the new panel in general, with Mariah behaving with her utmost... Mariah-ness.

Watch below to see the singer prop herself up on Randy Jackson, look around randomly and deliver every answer like she's some kind of regal robot.

It's hilarious, confusing and irritating all at once:

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Without taking sides, and with an eye toward quieting the critics, American Idol producers have released a statement in regard to this week's simmering Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey feud.

  • Nicki Minaj American Idol Portrait
  • Mariah Carey American Idol Promo Pic

"This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had," the producers said in response to Minaj going off on Carey during a taping in Charlotte.

"We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol."

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On top of cursing Mariah Carey off during a heated exchange on the American Idol set this week, did Nicki Minaj also threaten to murder the pop star?

Yes, according to Barbara Walters. Wait... what?!?

On The View today, the co-host read from notes she took during a conversation with Carey in which the artist alleges "Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, 'If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.'"

Mariah also told Walters she has hired extra security to protect her from Minaj.

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During an American Idol taping in Charlotte last night, Nicki Minaj lost her collective $hit on fellow judge Mariah Carey, cursing her off and, according to some reports, even threatening the life of this pop music icon.

You can listen to parts of the exchange below:

During his radio program this morning, Ryan Seacrest acknowledged that a confrontation took place and explained it as such:

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If tension equates to ratings, American Idol may shatter a few records this season.

During a taping of early Season 12 auditions in Charlotte yesterday, production slammed to a halt when Nicki Minaj WENT OFF on Mariah Carey - and portions of the incident are caught on tape!

Watch for yourself:

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