The entire American Idol crew took part in an interview at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif., and within just a few questions from the media, the two divas were already flinging verbal barbs at one another!
When asked about their fight at the initial auditions in North Carolina, Mariah called the confrontation "a one-sided thing" before Nicki shot back by saying, "No, it wasn't."
Keith Urban sat between the pair in order to prevent any wigs from being snatched, but it did little good. When asked how their feuding was resolved, Nicki joked that they all watched her sex tape! "There it is. The whole thing is convoluted," said Mariah, according to E! Online. "It's a distraction from the show and a distraction from the contestants. It's unfair to them. It's not supposed to be about us, it's supposed to be about the contestants."
Of course, given that it's been years since an Idol winner has done anything of note, it's a safe bet that this season will be all about Nicki and Mariah.
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