It’s a good thing Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey have settled their differences because they have a long week of promotion ahead of them leading up to the January 16 premiere of “American Idol.” The dueling divas took a seat alongside fellow judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban during the 2013 Winter TCA (Television Critics Association) Tour at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena on Tuesday.
Mariah was glowing in a short green dress, while Nicki rocked a black wig and Louboutins, fielding questions about their feud and their participation in America’s No. 1 show.
When asked how they put aside their beef, Nicki joked, “I put on my sex tape,” while Mimi had a more serious answer. “I think time sorts everything,” she said.
When asked if she would have auditioned for “Idol,” Mariah said no because she would have been “shy and unpolished.” Nicki concurred, saying that she didn’t see the show fitting for rappers. “Rap and hip-hop is completely different from ‘American Idol,’” she explained. “So I would never go on this show as a rapper.”
The judges will participate in a Livestream session with fans on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. EST.
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