Rapper Nicki Minaj launched a curse-filled rant at fellow judge Mariah Carey during “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, N.C., catching fellow panelists in the crossfire.
On video obtained by TMZ.com, Minaj, 29, was caught Tuesday lobbing F-bombs at pop diva Carey, 42, referring to her at one point as “her f**king highness.”
“Get this s**t in self control. Get in control, get in control,” Minaj is seen saying on the video while ‘Idol’ judge Randy Jackson tells her to settle down.
“Don’t lose your head,” Minaj says. “Don’t lose your head. Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.
“So every time you patronize me, I’m going to take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it. I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there,” she says.
It’s unclear from the video what triggered her outburst.
At one point during her tirade, Keith Urban, who is seated between the two pop stars, throws his hands in the air while someone is heard saying, “Time out, time out.” Carey is responding to Minaj, but it’s unclear on the tape what she is saying.
Minaj, along with Carey and Urban, is new to the judge’s panel on the upcoming season of ‘Idol.’ The “Starships” singer’s rant ended with her accusing Carey of harassing her.
“Figure it the f**k out. Figure it out. I’m not going to sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute every day,” she said.
Carey last month denied rumors of a feud between her and Minaj, telling reporters, “How can you feud in two days? I think a feud takes a little longer [to build].”
The new season of “American Idol” debuts in January on Fox.