Nick Cannon Weighs In on Mariah Carey-Nicki Minaj Blowout

Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

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.



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68 Comments

  1. Kwayzee

    Let SB Weigh in on the blowout and you’ll have a story. hahahaha *drops mic*

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    DRB Reply:

    @Kwayzee, A black man dressing the part of a thug and saying even more ignorant things to push the stereotype. Is that what you meant?

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    Lucross Reply:

    @Kwayzee, SB open and holds doors for Nicki. He’s nobody. Nick Cannon does have his OWN money and OWN career unlike SB. Mariah alone is worth what the ENTIRE cash money is worth.

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    DRB Reply:

    @Lucross, DING.

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    meme Reply:

    @Lucross, whatever bitch. SB writes and helps create nicki’s music as well as dances and performance with her. He makes his own money. stop hating.

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    Lucross Reply:

    @meme, SB is on Nicki’s payroll point blank. Nick Cannon aint on Mariah’s payroll. You dont see Nick Cannon holding doors for Mariah and posted in the background of every pic posing likea punk. S retarded looking B aint sh*t without wack Nicki.

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    JHP Reply:

    @meme, Nick Cannon’s money, level of fame, and career >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> SB’s

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    DRB Reply:

    @JHP, DING DING. Nicki pays him to do those things b/c he has to have some purpose. Otherwise he got a Bentley for sticking his pipe pon her cooch.

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    Ursula Reply:

    @meme, “Dances?” looooooooooooooooooool

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @Lucross, U better fu***** preach!!!

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  2. MmmHmm

    HE BASICALLY IMPLIED ONIKA IS CLASSLESS FOR HER BEHAVIOR & IMPLIED THAT SHE IS JEALOUS OF MARIAHS ACCOMPLISHMENTS! LOL YES! ONIKA NEEDS TO BE FIRED! SHE DOESNT BELONG ON IDOL!

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    LilB Reply:

    @MmmHmm, EXACTLY!!!! Only intelligent people can follow intelligent comments. Nicki is just like her followers dumb. But what make Nicki a little smarter than her fans she still able to get dem dummies to keep buyn dem wack cds. LOL

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    Len1975 Reply:

    @LilB, LMAO this is true!!!

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  3. coolio

    man fck nick cannon, fck nicki, fck mariah, fck american adol you fck YOU!

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    KenBarbUK Reply:

    @coolio, Am I The Only one that misses ‘MinajRules2012′

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  4. DanceAgain

    um mariah called “onifahus” a bitch lol thats why she went Jamaica queens on that hoe

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  5. Quest

    Ok.

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  6. Bobby

    King B would NEVER.

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  7. frank

    what is nicki doing judging anyways , shes not a singer and we all know that

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    Lol Reply:

    @frank, Idol made a statement saying that they were attempting to reach out to rappers. You can’t deny that Nicki has been somewhat successful as a female pop star/rapper. So that’s why.

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    Ivorycoast Reply:

    @Lol, They made one attempt and that was to get Nicki to drive up their ratings. I wouldn’t watch that show cuz Nicki is on it. Who wanna watch her make faces and talk fake!

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @Ivorycoast, same reason ppl like Jennifer Lopez were on there. She’s not a good singer either. At the end of the day it’s just ppl’s opinions it dNt count for sh*t.

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    JoJo Reply:

    @frank, neither can randy or ellen so where was your ass then

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    DRB Reply:

    @JoJo, Ellen was a bad choice, but Randy is an accomplished musician. And the fact that he can tell a flat note and know not to hit one where as that’s all Nicki does when she “sings”

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  8. MH

    He is Mariah’s hypeman/publicist.

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    Kia Reply:

    @MH, Nicki is one childish 30 year old clown. Loud and ignorant. Hardly even heard Mariah.

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Kia, FUNNY. “30 YR OLD CLOWN” …. HMM SOUNDS LIKE NICKI MINAJ.

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  9. RubyRubySea

    I know Nicki is not ready to be on a panel yet, she needs a LOT more maturity. Idol is a tough show, with lots of talent and loads of emotion to deal with – Mariah is more stable now with lots of support; Nicki isn’t…It’s too bad, I suggest Katy Perry as a replacement, she has been in music for a while, has a solid family, really solid friendships, has been through a lot, has gained perspective and is more refined than Nicki, judging from what she has been through lately. Out with Nicki Minaj in with Katy Perry! Nicki can try again in a few more years…That’s my two cents…

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    artist Reply:

    @RubyRubySea, GOOD COMMENT. RIGHT.

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  10. RubyRubySea

    Also, Ciara would be a WONDERFUL choice to replace Nicki too, if possible! Love, love, love Ciara!

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    meme Reply:

    @RubyRubySea, i agree with this…ciara needs to do something like this.

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    Tbozfan10 Reply:

    @RubyRubySea, she should have gotten in before last year because now big stars are taking the spots as judges on those shows whereas before it was where hasbeens go to revitalize their careers.

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  11. ,.

    So what they expect Nick cannon to say,he just basically came on there took up for is wife and dis Nicki,f-ck that ninja no wonder Eminem went in on is @ss nicki an’t jealous Mc just bin dissing her and she just put a stop to it,he didn’t even tried to kill the argument he went in there with the intention of say what he just said

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  12. Bougie Kid

    He should tell his wife to stop being a shady bitch. I can’t stand neither of them.

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  13. Kori

    Nicki has gotten too big headed in my opinion. Being an artist requires more than just working and collecting payouts and doing anything to stay relevant. Its respecting people in general. Nicki has proven that she blatantly disrespects her peers, legends, screaming at employees, etc. Too many stories suggesting she does. She’s not an artist I would support at all.

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    JoJo Reply:

    @Kori, ahahahaha Mariah is known for the lack of respect she shows her peers

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  14. trillafood

    F*ck Nicki wack ass.

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  15. Mrunhateable

    Yes MC is a legend but y’all acting like y’all know her personally. She has a history of throwing shade and being a huge diva. Being talented doesn’t mean u get a pass to say whatever you want to someone that hasn’t been around as long as you have. New or not, legend or rising star, you talk to me crazy and I’m putting you back in ur place. I applaud nicki for standing up for herself and not letting Mariah belittle her because she feels above nicki. It’s been reported nicki has been trying to do her job but Mariah has been interrupting her and throwing mad shade. Then when nicki finally blow Mariah wanna sit back and play victim bitch please.

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    poe Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, AMEN!

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    trillafoood Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, Nicki also act like the biggest diva. Nicki automatically felt threatened by Mariah because Mariah is the biggest talent on the panel and obviously Nicki cant judge a singing competition. What Nicki know about tone and singing range. Judging singing is more than just judging how a person sound.

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    youMAD?stayMAD! Reply:

    @Mrunhateable, CHUUUUUUUUURCH!!!!

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  16. Winston Churchill

    we don’t know what Mariah did anyway.

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  17. meme

    I am 100% behind nicki on this. 100% there is no one someone would act the way nicki act if the situation wasnt that bad.

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    Angel Reply:

    @meme, Nicki’s behavior was unprofessional and ignorant. Point blank. She feel threatened by TALENTED Mariah and that was her way of attempting to intimidate and show herself a bigger STAR by her uncall for outbursts.

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    youMAD?stayMAD! Reply:

    @Angel, when someone is sitting in your face throwing little shots here, little shots there .. your ass gonna throw them shots back so shut the f*ck up, b*tch!!

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    DRB Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!, And that’s the attitude that leaves you in trouble and looking stupid. I dare any of you to go to work tomorrow and pull that card.

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  18. dave

    those 2 pictures up is heavenly photoshoped it don’t even look like mariah and nicki

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  19. boom boom

    @Mrunhateable, preach!

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  20. Edgar C

    Who’s nicki?

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  21. AllAmerykhanBoy

    Mariah pushed buttons after she was told to stop disrespecting Nicki. Nicki then got up and left and her managers told her to come back. When she came back Mariah was still mouthing off calling people a bitch so Nicki took off on her. It takes a little more (Mariah voice) than just one comment to make someone spontaneously combust so Nicki had to have been felt as if she was being pushed into a corner. Which was what they said Mariah was doing. How she was bragging about how many number one’s and awards she have this that and the third. Mariah Carey needs to understand how to talk to people that she work with just because you’re legendary that doesn’t mean they must take bullshit from you when you say it. You will get knocked out for that. Mariah is notorious for disrespecting other females Janet, J.Lo, Christina Aguilera just to name a few. IF Mariah wants to have her ring kissed, let her bend over in her bedroom with her husband (or paid lover). Mariah needs to learn manners; her fame can’t hide her arrogance and conceitedness. Like Nicki said she’s not being paid to sit there and have somebody keeps bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won. She feels that the show should be about the contestants and helping them become better singers and performers not Judges sitting down running down their resume everyday.

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    DRB Reply:

    @AllAmerykhanBoy, Mariah has never uttered a negative word about Janet.

    J Lo, courtesy Tommy Mottola and Sony, took a sample Mariah was using for her lead single and put it on the I’m Real remix and released it right before Mariah was to release Loverboy. So M’s stuck to change the melody of her song after being sabotaged. She had a right to be mad. Jennifer was a pawn and didn’t know, but yes, she was set up. Nate attested to this. Ja Rule on those remixes was solely b/c Mariah used him on Glitter first and went for that sound.

    Christina came for Mariah first and Mariah checked her with the most back handed PR statement you can find.

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  22. youMAD?stayMAD!

    first off, all you people that’s saying that Nicki Minaj is dumb and ignorant for sticking up for herself needs to go sit in the f*cked up corner with Mariah Carey!! i NEVER known that i was dumb and ignorant to stick up for yourself! i’m so proud that Nicki isn’t letting people run all over her. im 100% behind her and btw, Nicki Minaj went to school for theater which include musicals = music, correct? yeah, my point. Nicki has been doing music since 2005 – 2006, no one knew who she was. it was actually a group she was in with SB [her hypeman] 2007, she branched out on her own and 2009 is when she was on 5 Star B*tch (Remix) and released Massive Attack and everyone started knowing her, so she’s been dealing with music for a while. Nicki will make a great judge and i’m ready to see AI. PS. do y’all not remember when Mariah Carey lip synced most of her performances? yeah, my point exactly. f*ck her and her flop husband! good-the-f*ck-bye!!

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    Realist, I Love a pressed bitch cause they me LOL Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!, lol it look like you’re the one who is mad, so in that case stay mad ;)

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @youMAD?stayMAD!, YOU SOUND IMMATURE BITCH! YOUR OPINION IS INVALID.

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  23. JoJo

    everyone knows that mariah is a shady bitch and nicki was not having it no matter who you are

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  24. TheOnlyOne

    Fuck Mariah the up herself hoe…damn right this show is about the contestants so how she gonna sit there and talk all about herself? Y’all KNOW that’s exactly what she’s doing! And who’s jealous? Nicki getting that paycheck! Mariah is the pressed hoe jealous that ain’t no one tuning in to check her…..why else she wanna take shots at Nicki? If she truly was the legend she thinks she is, her judging should have been enough to speak for her….none of this disrespectful shit, that aint the stuff of a legend.

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  25. sticki

    nick is very dumb,how do u interfere wen 2 ladies aguire hes such a girl uuuuuughhhhhh……

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  26. Pucci

    I think I’m the only one whose hoping that they can resolve this & not let it get out of hand. Whatever led to this, needs to be brought to light & then handle in a mature fashion. This is just tacky, from the argument to the outsiders (fans and bloggers a like) opinions.

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  27. Matheus

    Infelizmente haverá o preconceito da parte desse Bajulador, querendo impor que sua Esposa e perfeita e jé vetando a Opinião de Nicki, claro que esse é um programa sério mais é aberto à Opinião de todos os Jurados. Portanto Não deve excluir a Nicki por ela ter brigado mas terá que ser adotado um acordo para que isso não aconteça de novo! (Pode ser que seja Uma estratégia de Marketing para Bombar o programa)

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  28. Jay

    After watching that video, you can see that Nicki needs to grow up and seriously be professional. It’s a really bad look for her. Unattractive and not hot. I’m actually embarrassed for her. She looks like a stone cold fool. Straight up. I think theirs some jealousy going on here. Clearly not on MC’s part. You hear her say something about her being tired of hearing MC talk about herself. Are you freaking kidding me!? Of course you’re gonna reference your own career!!! What the hell else would you use?!?! Another singers career!?!? An actor!?!? LOL She sounds like a lil kid for real! When or if Nicki gets to MC’s level, I’m pretty sure she would be referencing her own career too, while mentoring someone.

    Mariah has been in the game for how many decades!? People respect her and she’s a classy and respectful WOMAN. Over the years I’ve never heard anything about Mariah being disrespectful, mean or difficult to work with. Whether from staff or other artist. If she was stuck up, mean or intolerable, we would’ve heard something.

    Starting to see a common trend. Now I’m beginning to question the whole Kim beef. Maybe Kim really wasn’t the one at fault. mmmhh??? Interesting. :)

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  29. sticki

    i guess u r tryinn 2 gt nicki fired so u can b d only female judge,shame it wudnt work……

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  30. No Right to Disrespect

    Mariah needs Idol. Idol needs Nic. So who’s really winning?

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    DRB Reply:

    @No Right to Disrespect, The one getting paid twice as much and who wasn’t struggling to shift records by her second album?

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @No Right to Disrespect, MARIAH NEEDS IDOL? SHE COULD RETIE TODAY AND STILL HAVE MORE MONEY, RELEVANCE, & RESPECT THAN NICKI!

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  31. man

    Nick needs to shut his ass up, everybody knows Mariah runs his ass! He had a babe in Chrstina Millian! Ain’t nobody going to take her shit just cause he do, talk that smack to Eminem, I dare him to!

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  32. Formerly FromTokyo

    I won’t read anybody else’s comments because I’m not in the mood to be frustrated by ignorance, but I will say that it’s good that he likewise had a mature, polite response. That is all.

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  33. Tamar

    YOU ALL DON’T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED. Mariah is old so yeah, she’ll keep it “classy”. But Nicki is young and has a small rep. for having a temper.

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  34. R to the Diamonds star down to the C way

    this is for Public Stunt for the rating people come on yall gotta know Better then this Common Sense

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