Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey

President Obama Believes Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Will ‘Sort It Out’

President Obama has plenty of pressing issues on his plate, but he took a moment away from his re-election campaign to weigh in on Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey’s “American Idol” tiff. Lucky for us, the President thinks the dueling divas can sort it out.

When asked about the skirmish during an interview on “The Yo! Show,” Obama said, “I think that they are going to be able to sort it out. I am confident. I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause. I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”

The always-diplomatic Obama didn’t choose a side, but had complimentary things to say about both “Idol” judges. “[Mariah’s] actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick [Cannon]. She’s a wonderful lady,” he said.

While he doesn’t know Nicki personally, he added, “I’ve got her on my iPod.”