Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Minaj: Carey is insecure and bitter

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj has labelled Mariah Carey “insecure and bitter” after a heated exchange on Wednesday night’s American Idol.

The 30-year-old hip-hop star took to her Twitter page to lambast Mariah after a heated exchange on Wednesday night’s American Idol.

During the show, Mariah taunted fellow judge Nicki for never having a number one single on the Billboard Hot 100. This did not go down too well with the Roman Reloaded singer.

"Why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter,” Nicki tweeted.  “She’s sad I tied her record for Hot 100 entries in only 3 years of being in the game. Yep, a black female rapper. (sic)”

On a tense Idol show, Nicki didn’t take Mariah’s comments lying down. She at one point produced a cotton swab, telling her to clean out her ears after disagreeing with her comments about contestant Angie Miller.

Nicki also went on to discuss the recent rumours that producers were planning to replace Mariah with Jennifer Lopez on the show after being disappointed with her lacklustre judging style.

“All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin?” she write. “Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that."

However, an Idol spokesperson dismissed the rumours.

"This is just another ridiculous Idol judge rumour, likely started by talks of Jennifer performing on the finale,” the representative said in a statement.

The latest row between Nicki and Mariah follows their famous catfight back in January when the Pink Friday singer walked out of auditions in North Carolina.

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