October 03, 2012 12:39 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Despite recent reports denying all rumors of a diva battle between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, a short TMZ clip confirmed what we’ve long suspected: Mariah and Nicki clearly do not get along. Following the recent debacle, Ryan Seacrest attempted to smooth things over with a quick explanation on his radio show. What did the American Idol host have to say?
With two hardcore divas sharing the judging panel on American Idol,it was only a matter of time before an all-out showdown took place. Following the release of clip in which Nicki Minaj cusses out Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest is trying to explain the story behind the meltdown. The reality TV host and radio announcer told listeners, “These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants.”
Umm, yeah…that sounds like the judging panel on pretty much every reality contest. What makes this one so different? Ryan Seacrest isn’t sure, but he is willing to acknowledge that the recent altercation between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey was very “intense.” However, according to Ryan, that level of intensity is exactly what the audience demands. “We want that! We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol . . . the feedback that they give is very good.”
Ryan Seacrest just might have a point. As much as we love to lambast Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey for fighting with each other, it is this high level of drama that keeps many viewers tuning in week after week.
Do you agree with Ryan, or would you prefer that the entire judging panel chill out and stop bickering? Let us know what you think!
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