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The level of f-ckery in Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey is reaching a fever pitch and not even a single episode of American Idol has even aired yet. After video appeared of Minaj giving Carey a verbal tongue lashing, various reports have come in adding fuel to this drama filled fire. Carey allegedly set the YMCMB Barbie off by calling her a b-tch and supposedly the Queens rapper went as far as threatening to shoot the Pop diva. Now TMZ reports that Minaj thinks American Idols’ producers put the battery in Carey’s back as far as instigating beef. 

Sources connected with Nicki tell us … she’s convinced producers — along with members of Mariah’s team — are conspiring to get under her skin … because they think a pissed off Minaj will bring in viewers. 

We’re told Nicki is adamant … she won’t be anyone’s puppet and if she feels she’s being set up, she vows to “cut it off at the head.”  As for how, she says for starters, the next time Mariah “acts up,” Nicki is walking off the set.

However, according to more sources, even AI’s producers think ish is getting out of hand.

There’s just one problem with her theory — we know “Idol” producers were genuinely shocked and upset by Tuesday’s outburst.  Our very connected “Idol” sources tell us the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing everything they can to restore peace — which they successfully did Wednesday. 

Season 12 of American Idol will start airing in January 2013.

Do you think Mariah and Nicki threatening each other with the fade will be good for ratings or will make no difference, or even be detrimental to the show’s ratings? Let us know in the comments.


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