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Forget the economy. Or the war in Afghanistan. Or reconfiguing the tax code.

President Barack Obama appeared on Michal Yo's Miami-based radio show today and addressed the most pressing topic on most people's minds: the simmering American Idol feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

Will these two divas find common ground?

Without choosing sides, Obama said he was "confident" all issues would be resolved. Listen to him tackle the tussle in the following interview snippet and then sound off below:

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

 

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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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Nicki Minaj is reportedly fuming at producers of American Idol.

On the heels of Tuesday's much-publicized fight between Minaj and Mariah Carey - in which the former cursed off the latter following their disagreement over a Season 12 hopeful - insiders tell TMZ that the "Spaceship" singer believes show forces are conspiring against her.

The Season 12 Team

How so?

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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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It's been two days since Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban were confirmed as American Idol judges on Season 12.

And there's already talk of contention among panelists.

American Idol Team

According to show sources, Mariah Carey was peeved from the outset over Minaj possibly joining the judging table, considering the outspoken rapper would give the pop legend a run for her diva-like money.

Asked by reporters yesterday about the supposed tension between her and Minaj, Carey dismissed the chatter, saying: "How can we feud in two days? I think a feud takes a little longer."

Nicki didn't have anything negative to say about Mariah, either, labeling her very brief Idol experience - which includes a couple hours of auditions - so far as "wonderful."

Concluded Randy Jackson: "We're having fun, dude. We've been having a good time. There has been a lot of laughs."

Well... darn. Where's the gossip related fun in that?!?

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The rumor mill can finally stop churning: American Idol has announced its four-person judging panel for Season 12.

Fox announced via press release this morning that Randy Jackson will return again to the ratings juggernaut, joining previously-confirmed Mariah Carey and the two leading contenders over the past few weeks:

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

  • Nicki Minaj in Red
  • Keith Urban Photograph

“Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox.

“With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

Do you agree? How do you feel about this quartet?

 

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Despite reports to the contrary yesterday, Nicki Minaj is NOT officially an American Idol judge.

According to a new source, show producers first must decide whether Randy Jackson will remain on the panel before they decide on just who sits alongside Mariah Carey.

And if it were up to Carey, that individual would most certainly not be Minaj.

  • Nicki Minaj Performance Pic
  • Mariah Carey in Austria

TMZ says Carey hung up the phone in anger after learning of Nicki's possible hiring. She was reportedly angry over the inclusion of another female on the show, especially a female 13 years her junior.

While the Powers That Be deal with that issue, they are considering Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and/or Enrique Iglesias as either the fourth judge (if Randy stays) or the third judge (if he leaves and Minaj does, indeed, come on board).

There's also another topic of controversy about which producers are worrying: would a panel of Minaj, Jackson and Carey be a turnoff to middle America?

Hey, we aren't the ones asking. We're just relaying the show's concerns and questions.

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American Idol Season 12 will officially feature some serious girl power.

Following weeks of rumors and speculation, multiple sources now confirm that Nicki Minaj is in as a new judge on the country's must-watched television show.

While Fox is yet to release a statement on the hiring, an insider tells Us Weekly that Minaj is 100% signed, while another says this hip hop star is "definitely doing it."

Nicki Minaj in Concert

Minaj joins Mariah Carey on the panel, with the status of Randy Jackson remaining up in the air.

According to a new report, the longtime judge will NOT be returning for Season 12, as Idol will go with a four-person table that also includes Keith Urban and Enrique Iglesias.

Minaj, meanwhile, embarks on a world tour this October. Her latest album led to a pair of top 10 singles ("Starships" and "Pound the Alarm") and the artist is a supporter of free universal health care.

Are you excited for Nicki to join American Idol?

 

UPDATE: This is reportedly NOT a done deal, and Carey won't be very happy if it becomes one.

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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Trinidad and Tobago
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Onika Tanya Maraj
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