The fur was flying between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the set of “American Idol” and now Mariah’s husband, Nick Cannon, is weighing in and applauding his wife.
The host of “America’s Got Talent” visited “Access Hollywood” to discuss the viral video, which shows Nicki yelling at Mariah for her so-called diva behavior during “Idol” auditions. Nick complimented his wife for maintaining her composure during the heated exchange.
“My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I’ve ever met, if you watch the video, she just maintains her composure,” he said. “I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all. She signed up to do a job to help young people…this is like a sidebar. I hope that’s not what this show becomes, about the catfights.”
Nick assured that Mariah is not fazed by the fight and is more concerned with upholding the spirit of the show as well as focusing her efforts on important things like raising their two twin babies.
“If I’m producing a show about young people accomplishing their dreams, that’s what I want the show to be about, not all the side pageantry,” he explained. “My wife is strong, classy, and she maintains her strength.”
While Tuesday’s auditions were cut short by the drama, TMZ reports that Wednesday’s taping was “downright peaceful and professional.” The judges appeared to be getting along fine, but it remains to be seen how long the peace will last.