UPDATE 10 AM: American Idol auditions got underway with all four judges present, including feuding Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
PREVIOUS: The ink on Nicki Minaj’s American Idol contract is not even dry yet, and she already is at the center of a controversy that disrupted filming on the Fox reality show yesterday. In a video posted by TMZ last night, Minaj and fellow Idol judge Mariah Carey are seen going at each other, with Minaj instigating the fight by launching a barrage of expletives, including shouting “I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there,” about Carey.
The heated exchange led to an early wrap of filming in Charlotte, North Carolina. “It did go too far, to the point where the producers said ‘let’s call it a day,'” Idol host Ryan Seacrest said of the altercation on his radio show this morning. “Those few contestants who didn’t get to see the judges, they’ll bring them back today.” Auditions are scheduled to continue as planned in Charlotte today. It remains to be seen if all four judges will show up.
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