It’s the showdown of the oversized personalities.
Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have become headline regulars since the eruption of their “American Idol” scandal. Now that the divas are under the microscope, new info has emerged detailing what actually went down behind the judges' table.
According to People magazine, the drama storm had been brewing since day one and Mariah might not to be the angel that Barabra Walters is making her out to be.
"Mariah has been saying little things to jab at Nicki from day one of shooting," a source said. "Mariah doesn't think Nicki can sing and doesn't think she should be judging folks. Nicki has been taking all of the jabs, but on this particular day she lost it."
A report from E! news backs the Nicki as the victim model, citing Mariah’s passive-aggressive attitude and her need to be the center of attention.
"Mariah made it clear that she wanted to be the only woman on the [judges'] panel," a source said. "And Nicki felt Mariah was being passive-aggressive with comments toward her."
According to reports, the Nicki’s outburst stemmed from an audition where a contestant was singing opera.
"Nicki cut her off and slammed her fist on the table," a source said. “Mariah may have been going on a bit too long but she did apologize. But then Nicki flipped out and started yelling."
Minaj added fuel to the fire on Twitter, calling out Mariah’s “pity party," while basking in her own…
All I do is compliment u. That's not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don't have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady...— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) October 4, 2012
No doubt that the sherbet-haired barb’s alleged gun threat struck a nerve with Mariah. Photos surfaced as Mariah arrived at work the next day with an extra security guard on each side of her.
Still, things having been running relatively smoothly considering the circumstances. A photo shoot on Thursday went according to plan with no death threats, curses or bad attidudes.
"All the judges and Ryan [Seacrest], and everybody showed up and it went smoothly," a source said. "Everyone is looking forward to another full day of judging in Baton Rouge on Friday – and to moving forward."