“Mariah Carey – Nicki Minaj” Feud Couldn’t Do Much To Attract TV Viewers. Yet! Could Become The Next Famous Brawl Catfight!!
As American Idol premiered its 12th season this wednesday, viewers were not disappointed of what they had expected; The Catfight between the new judges – Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj. They definitely delivered the show!
As the season began this wednesday, it was pretty obvious that over 17.9 million TV viewers came for the fight. Alas! the figure went down 19 percent from last year’s opener which was already holding the title for the lowest-rated premiere. Much has been made of the feud going into the new season, which has Mariah, Nicki, and Keith replacing Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, the previous judges, who helped the show transition out of the Simon Cowell years.
The drama left Keith Urban, co-judge, telling the women that he felt himself like their
“scratching post” as they displayed their claws during the Chicago Auditions. Urban was
baffled between the two divas as the pair of superstars traded barbs, rolled their eyes,
pointed and wagged fingers at each other.
It got worse when one of the contestants told Carey that “All I Want for Christmas Is
You” is the best modern-day Christmas song. As Carey noted that the song went back to
No. 1 last year, Minaj started calling Carey a “b****” to the camera.
Carey defended saying, “If she’s calling me something that begins with a ‘b’, I rebuke it.”
More brawl between Carey and Minaj were featured on the ‘Idol’ season premiere, but
there were actual auditions happening in between the fighting.
Last October, TMZ released a video of a controversial drama between the two divas
during an audition in North Carolina. After the cameras went off, Carey claims others
heard Minaj take it even further and saying, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch,” as
reported by Barbara Walters on “The View.”
In January, Carey told Walters, “It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime
anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate. I’m a
professional. I’m not used to that type of environment.”
Fearing consequences, Carey said she had hired more security. Minaj has denied saying
anything about a gun, bluffing the statement a “fabrication” of what had happened
in real. When ABC News asked her to comment on this story, her representative said
“she’s said what she’s saying on this topic.”
“For all the drama, I hope it helps the show,” Carey said. “I think it’s a classic, classy
show and it didn’t need this.”
Well this goes for the show producers – Rather than wasting time to create the
manufactured drama between judges its high time to build quality talent among singers.
As the “history” says, most of the Indian Idol winners couldn’t do much after winning
American Idol will return to air next Wednesday with auditions in Charlotte, North