Monday, April 03, 2017

American Idol Execs Throw Mariah Carey Under the Bus


Back in 2012 Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj famously clashed while judging American Idol [click here if you missed that].

Turns out Mariah was the one starting trouble...

Fox's president of alternative programming at the time, Mike Darnell, spilled the beans in a recent interview with Andy Cohen.

From E! News
Mariah Carey Instigated the Nicki Minaj Feud
Season 12 was the first and last for both Carey and Minaj, whose leaked on-set argument was "raw and real," Darnell said. "The one you think was the problem—she wasn't the problem." 
Lythgoe piped in, saying, "Nicki was not the problem...There are tapes buried in chainsaw." As for how one of the tapes leaked, Darnell said, "Honestly, the answer is we don't know." 
Even so, he called it a "nightmare experience."

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just an FYI to the producers of this show... this story will not increase your audience. The show is over; like dead since the original team left. Thank you...xo

Anonymous said...

Oh so the industry is now throwing Mariah under the bus since she is no longer in her prime and using Onika as a scapegoat.

Seems like its about to be open season on Mariah too, unfortunately. Mariah needs to leave that that Russian handler and get with another team. This isn't a good look for her now.

Anonymous said...

Well of course Mariah was the problem. She's the superstar diva legend who feels entitled. Why, at that point in her career, would Nicki pick at Mariah? She still is a little fish compared to Mariah.

Malika JustMalika said...

Mariah was a dummy for that one. We all know that Mariah would love nothing more than to be 23 again. If she was smart, she would have teamed with Nicki and created a hot single to appeal to younger listeners. And this comes from someone that actually prefers Mariah over Nicki.

Anonymous said...

@Malika

Mariah did a song with Nicki, it was wack of course.

Anonymous said...

Liiiiies! Correct me if I'm wrong, but before the season Mariah and Nicki judged wasn't there only one female Judge? I remember Mariah saying when she agreed to judge she'd be the female, then they brought in Nicki...

Anonymous said...

Ninja is non relevant; this story is hard to believe.

Anonymous said...

Nicki looked like a clown. Plus got that nasal annoying scratching a chalkboard voice...Id start with her too.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:57, I remember, too. The execs wanted a catfight . That's why they brought Nicki Garbaj on, knowing it would get under Mariah's skin. They thought it would bring them ratings, but instead it brought death to AI. And I say: GOOD FOR THEM.

They got played. Now, nobody checking for AI anymore.

Everything FOX does is shady. I hate that network!

raoul remy said...

How was it that Mariah started this mess when evidence on camera show Nicki garbage was always instigating the beef? FOH! Why years later this info comes out? Smells fishy to mw

Anonymous said...

Mariah should go into seclusion, raise her children, then come back for her 60th birthday better than ever!

Alot of celebs should follow the Sade school of success:

-drop an album every 10-15yrs
-keep your life a mystery (opinions too)
-avoid media and paparattzi
-stay true to your sound

That's why she can tour every 15yrs and sellout in seconds. That's why many of us didn't know she had a kid. That's why her music always sounds great. Keep us interested by keeping yourself unavailable.

Anonymous said...

Mariah = THE REAL-LIFE NORMA DESMOND

Dying laughing over here said...

"All right Mr Demille! I'm ready for my close-up!"

L M B A O @ 2:05! Thank you for that! Most accurate description ever! LOL

prissa o said...

I think Mariah had every right to feel however she felt. She is a true talented living legend. Niki is a manufactured gimmick. What quals does she really have to judge true talent???

Mimi may be cray, but her talent is undeniable.

Anonymous said...

This makes no sense. We seen the videos we know it was Nick. All these years later???

Nicki's camp is on clean up mode in whatever area they can.

They can't tackle the thing called bars but they can try at everything else.
Smmfh

Anonymous said...

@ 1:48 and 10:18 EXACTLY

Especially 1:48...

I am beyond tired of seeing Mariah on the blogs for her weight/ kids/drinking/failed relationships/ bad performance reviews/tasteless pics in scantily dressed

Etc,etc...

Everthing but a hit song or album.

When she made that comeback after glitter that was cool but she lost quality after that

It's time to sit down.

Anonymous said...

At 47 or 48, Mariah is beyond her sell-by date. This business demands fresh youth; not someone struggling mightily to maintain in spanx sausage casing. Mariah could have upgraded her stale, moth-ball style, but getting set in your ways is a symptom that you're at risk for banishment to the cow pasture of sagging teats. And, yes, having hit music in rotation would have delayed, at least for a bit, the inevitable trip to the career glue factory. Attempting to latch on to some hunky, rich stud for some last minute reality show possibility was painful to watch and only hastened the slide.

Anonymous said...

@148
YASSSS!! Sade does it right. She can probably go around being unrecognized too, which is an additional plus. Being rich with anonymity is priceless!

Anonymous said...

Everybody hates Mariah


hahaha

Sunni Daze said...

I don't belive it. Nikki paid him to say that since everyone else says she a REAL BITCH.

Anonymous said...

Nicki is in rump mode: NEED TO BE VINDICATED
like trump, trying to undo the past LOLOLLLL

Her mAchine is earnin that $ ta day!!!

Anonymous said...

trump mode, sorry: NEED TO BE VINDICATED

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