Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on American Idol

Tonight on American Idol 2013 viewers will get to watch the audition city where the feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey finally boiled over.

In the poor quality footage filmed and leaked by Nigel Lythgoe an anonymous production member, Nicki explodes at Mariah in an expletive-laden rant. The fight seems to have been mostly one-sided with Mariah staying calm while Nicki curses and repeatedly shouts “off with her head!”

Many suspected the feud, which Mariah said forced her to get more security, was fabricated to create hype and build ratings as the series continues to fight declines, though producers are adamant that the bad blood on the American Idol judges panel is very much real.

In the shakey-cam video available below, the dueling divas can be heard saying:

Nicki: Think I’m playin? Think this s*** is a f****** joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Think it’s a joke? Say one more disrespectful thing to me, if you say one more disrespectful thing to me — off with your head!

Mariah: I am not being disrespectful.

Nicki: Off with your head, off with your head.

Viewers have complained the fighting between judges is distracting from the main goal of the show: finding great talent. We’ll have to wait and see if the productions’ dreams of piquing interest backfires as they continue to air more of the drama.

Source: TMZ via YouTube

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