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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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Nicki Minaj is not long for American Idol.

In the least surprising news of the day, an insider tells Us Weekly that the singer will depart this Fox competition immediately following this week's finale.

Nicki Minaj Idol Pic

"It's safe to say she isn't coming back to Idol," the source says, adding that Nicki will start focusing on her next album, touring, and endorsements. "She's okay with it. She had a great time but was only going to do one season anyway."

Randy Jackson has already resigned from Idol and producers are expected to replace the entire panel some time this summer.

Among those reportedly being considered: Harry Connick Jr., Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez.

Will you miss Nicki Minaj on American Idol?

 

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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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Both Candice Glover and Amber Holcomb enjoyed strong nights on American Idol Wednesday.

Nicki Minaj? Not so much.

First, the judge donned a VERY low-cut red dress, one that pretty much placed her cleavage in the living rooms of teenagers around America.

Second, she went out of her way to talk down to Mariah Carey while critiquing the performance of Kree Harrison, telling her fellow judge to "simmer down... sir."

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It was totally on last week between Devin Velez and Nicki Minaj.

First, the American Idol judge blasted Devin for his group performance on Wednesday.

Then, she and her fellow panelists did not save Velez when he was voted off a night later.

Finally, over the weekend, Minaj slammed the singer for whining about his elimination.

Devin Velez on Idol

So... how does Devin feel about the judge now?

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Devin Velez was eliminated from American Idol last week.

But the finalist hasn't exactly gone away quietly.

Following his ousting, Velez was asked about judge Nicki Minaj's harsh critique of his Wednesday night group performance, saying she "went crazy" and needed to "calm down" and added:

"She could have been upset because the night before she was wearing the same colored dress as Mariah.'"

Farewell, Devin

Minaj did not take kindly to this biting comment, going off on Devin via Twitter in response.

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On the American Idol Top 8 performance show last night, Janelle Arthur separated herself from the pack.

And so did Burnell Taylor, Devin Velez and Lazaro Arbos... but for a very different reason.

Taking the stage as a trio and covering the Motown classic "I Can't Help Myself," these three were met with rather harsh criticism from Nicki Minaj, who railed:

"I don't know what that was, but imma act like I ain't even seen it, or heard it! Imma thank God that all three of you already had your solo performances. Lazaro, you fell as flat as a pancake. Don't ever do that again. All three of y'all, go! GET OFF THE STAGE!"

Did Minaj over do it? Watch now and decide for yourself:

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The tension between American Idol judges finally spilled over last night, as Nicki Minaj got fed up with her fellow panelists' reaction to a contestant.

It all went down after Summer Cunningham tried to explain what kind of singer she wanted to be, irritating Keith Urban a bit with the comment that she "tried the country thing."

From there, Keith, Randy and Mariah peppered Cunningham about her connection to that genre, with Minaj eventually flipping out over such an ongoing analysis.

Once Jackson threw his "30 years of experience" in Nicki's face, she replied "oh, you're right. I can't help her. Maybe I should just get off the f*-cing panel," and stormed off.

As usual, the sniping overshadowed the contestant herself, considering Cunningham actually had a great voice and received a ticket to Hollywood.

But that sort of detail appears to be an afterthought in the early stages of American Idol Season 12.

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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?

 

Nicki Minaj Biography

Drake and Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj rose to fame in 2010. The Trinidad and Tobago native released the album "Pink Friday" in November of 2010 and watched as it... More »
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