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Nicki Minaj comes to blows with Mariah Carey on Idol | Jamie Tuohy

Ever since Nicki Minaj joined the American Idol judging panel, rumours began circulating that she and fellow judge Mariah Carey didn’t see eye-to-eye and their latest explosive on-set row does nothing to quench the gossip.

Nicki caused producers to cancel a full day of auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, after a verbal fight broke out between her and Carey, which resulted in Nicki swearing at and threatening Mariah.

In a video obtained by TMZ, Nicki can be seen furiously yelling at Mariah and screamed,

“I told them I’m not f*ckin’ putting up with her f**kin’ highness over there.”

Nicki is also believed to have threatened Mariah by telling her that she would “knock her out” but that part of the incident wasn’t caught on camera.

The fight initially broke out after a disagreement over a contestant, but it soon escalated into a screaming match, forcing Keith Urban and Randy Jackson to try and calm the situation.

Here’s what was said:

Nicki: Get this s**t in self control.  Get in control.  Get in control.

Randy: Settle down, settle down

Nicki: Don’t lose your head.  Don’t lose your head (inaudible).  Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.

Nicki: (inaudible) every 5 minutes.  So every time you patronize me, I’m-ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it.

Nicki: I told them I’m not f**kin’ putting up with her f**king highness over there.  Figure it the f**k out.  Figure it out.

Nicki: I’m not gonna sit here every f**king minute to have you come down and harass me every minute everyday.

Watch the video here.

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Nicki Minaj pledges support for Romney – IN A RAP! | Jamie Tuohy

The Republican Party’s nominee for President of the United States of America, Mitt Romney has received a very unlikely message of support – in the form of a rap from Nicki Minaj.

The Superbass singer has used her music to endorse the politician’s bid to become the 45th American President.

In her typically verbose and eloquent manner, Nicki raps, “I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are f—ing up the economy.”

Some heavy stuff right there Ms Minaj.

The song is entitled “Mercy” and appears on Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 album. Listen to the track here.

This isn’t the first time Nicki has expressed her political beliefs. She previously vented her anger towards Obama on Twitter, expressing her annoyance with the US healthcare system in the wake of Yvette Wilson’s death from cervical cancer.

Minaj tweeted,

“What’s sad is that when Yvette was bringing home the bacon, the gov’t was probably taking millions. On her deathbed though, #Nowheretobefound.”.

“That should be a God given right! Even with Obama Care, too much involved. Just give FREE health care to all. @BarackObama what can we do?”

She added: “@BarackObama I wouldn’t mind the millions they took if it was going to healthcare. Why should a poor person struggle to pay for MEDS sir?”

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Kanye West Set For American Idol? | Jamie Tuohy

Kanye West is in talks with American Idol producers to become a judge on the TV talent show.

It has been reported that Kim Kardashian’s new beau is the latest name to be thrown into the mix as a possible replacement for either Steve Tyler or Jennifer Lopez, following Mariah Carey’s appointment as the newest Idol judge.

However, West is said to be ambivalent about accepting the position and if he did, he would demand a salary exceeding Mariah’s $18m pay package, or at the very least would expect that to be matched. (Give me patience).

If Kanye does join the panel, he will be taking his seat alongside Mariah and possibly fellow rapper Nicki Minaj, who is believed to be close to negotiating a deal with the show’s producers.

Randy Jackson, the only original judge on the panel, will be moving to a mentor role this season and it has been widely speculated that Idol will have four judges this season, with Alanis Morrisette, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Enrique Iglesias all in the running for a judging role.

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BET Awards 2012: Jay-Z, Beyonce and Kanye dominate – Jamie Tuohy

Last night saw a host of Hollywood’s most famous faces descend on LA’s Shrine Auditorium for the 2012 BET Awards. Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj were the night’s big winners, with Beyoncé winning Best Female R&B artist and her husband  Jay-Z and his best mate Kanye taking home the gong for Best Group with their powerhouse duo, The Throne. Nicki Minaj was presented with the award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist and Chris Brown took home Best Male Hip-Hop Artist.


While the main focus of the night was on the evening’s recipients, Kimye did their best to hog the limelight in matching white outfits. TV Queen Kim was spotted chatting to new best mate Beyoncé and sat next to Nicki Minaj for the night – chatting and posing for pictures.

Bey looked sensational as she accepted her award
Nicki was thrilled to win her award
As well as winning one of the night’s top awards, Chris Brown performed, wearing what appeared to me painted on abs. The singer also hinted at retirement, saying his new album “Fortune” will be his last

Whitney Houston was remembered during the night’s proceedings, with her mother Cissy giving a performance of Bridge Over Troubled Water, leaving the Shrine Auditorium in tears. Mariah Carey also paid tribute to the late star, saying “I miss my friend … I miss hearing her voice and laughter”.

Mariah Carey spoke fondly of her late friend Whitney Houston

Cissy welled up as she sang a tribute to her late daughter

Amongst the ceremony’s emotional performance’s, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly took home the Lifetime Achievement Award and soul musician D’Angelo gave his first televised performance in over a decade.


It was a successful night for The Throne duo

Despite the ceremony reading like a who’s who of Hollywood’s elite, it was the ‘Jay-‘Ye-Bey trinity that dominated the night’s proceedings, with Kanye and Jay-Z receiving the award for Video of the Year for Otis and Beyoncé scooping the gong for Video Director of the Year.