Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey Worried 'Idol' Would Become a 'Catfight'

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Nick Cannon: Mariah Carey Worried \'Idol\' Would Become a \'Catfight\'
A new insider voice is weighing in on the headline-making Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey “Idol” verbal scuffle.

Following reports stemming from a leaked video via TMZ of Minaj exploding on Mariah Carey at the judges’ panel of FOX’s “American Idol,” the "Hero" hitmaker's husband, Nick Cannon is speaking up and you'll only read about it on Hollyscoop.

Hollyscoop caught up with Cannon for the juicy scoop on the incident...

While he was reluctant to get too in depth with details as he did not witness it first hand, he did describe the documented conflict as “unfortunate.”

“I think it's unfortunate because I know that was one of [Mariah's] concerns of actually doing the job... is that she didn't want to make it about a reality show or a catfight,” Cannon tells Hollyscoop.

The host of “America’s Got Talent” describes Mariah as a fan of "Idol" who was interested in joining two legacies: Her career and that of “Idol’s” success…

“This is an amazing opportunity for two iconic brands to come together and actually take it even further,” says Cannon. “When smaller things get involved it kinda takes away from the bigger picture.”

While Nick has proven himself a protective husband and father time and time again with Mariah and their twins Monroe and Moroccan, he wasn’t worried about his wife being able to defend herself against Nicki...

“I'm not concerned about my wife whatsoever because she's the strongest woman I've ever met and I believe she handles herself with such class and grace,” he says.

Moving forward, Cannon hopes that the storm settles between his wife and the rapper and that the show aims in a different, more sustainable direction.

“I pray and hope that this isn't what the show becomes about,” he adds. “If the producers and the network are smart, they'll focus on being producers and network heads and say, ‘Look, this may get people's attention now. But if you want to keep people's attention you want to give them what they came for.’”
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