If anything, you’ve got to give the producers of “American Idol” a lot of credit for garnering some much-needed buzz for the hit reality series.
With the series having seen a steady ratings decline over the past five years and with two of the show’s judges, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler, making their exits from the show, it remained to be seen how “American Idol” would push forward for the twelfth season.
Needless to say, the additions of Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj, and Mariah Carey have added some intrigue, as viewers will be curious to see how the three music stars not only serve as judges but also interact with one another.
It was well-documented, at the least as far as the rumors were concerned, how Mariah Carey preferred for Minaj not to be a judge on the show, as she seemed to instead to side with her friend Lenny Kravitz.
However, during a sit down interview with MTV News that was posted on Monday, Carey has denied having any kind of animosity towards Minaj, even finding the reports to be laughable.
“How are we gonna feud in two days?” Carey asked. “A feud takes a little longer to spread. It’s fun, it’s music, it’s singing, it’s laughter.”
Furthermore, in a report by TMZ.com earlier today, Carey reportedly pulled Minaj to the side during Sunday’s auditions, fully explaining that a personal rift wouldn’t be a good look for the series.
So while some feel that producers of the show would prefer it, a feud between Carey and Minaj doesn’t seem to be brewing, at least not yet.
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