A press conference for the forthcoming new season of American Idol was held recently and it seemed that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey had put their feuding ways behind them. The two seemed to be comfortable in each other’s presence and, when prompted to, even had some nice things to say about each other.
Minaj went first, saying, “I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She is one of my favorite artists of all time. To be on a panel with her, it's kind of crazy. All the singers come in aspiring to be Mariah, in terms of talent and in terms of career length.”
Mariah then added, “We did a song that was from my album and it was called, ironically, ‘Up Out My Face.’ It was one of my favorite songs and I did feel like she was going to go very far and still have that feeling. I am grateful for anything nice that she or anyone has to say.”
Unfortunately the politeness did not last for too long and the press conference turned into a bit of a circus, with everybody talking over each other and the two having another mini bust up. They guys over at Vulture have more details on the fall out but Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj clearly have issues with each other.