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Nicki Minaj Storms Off Idol Set!

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Nicki Minaj Storms Off American Idol Set in Charlotte, N.C.

Originally posted 01/23/2013 10:50PM

As American Idol's talent search headed to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday, the already tense relationship between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj went even further south.

Things got so heated that the production had to shut down for a bit, leaving a speedway full of aspiring singers sitting idle. The cause of the friction? Disagreements over the judges' varying styles of critique – particularly when it came to 20-year-old Summer Cunningham.

"Why are we picking her apart?" Minaj asked after Carey questioned whether the contestant's voice was best-suited for country music.

"Really? Is that what I did?" responded Carey. "We're trying to help her as opposed to just talk about her outfit."

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It's On! Nicki Minaj Curses at Mariah Carey on Set of Idol | Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj

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UpdatePosted 10/03/2012 11:35AM

Nicki Minaj Screams at Mariah Carey on American Idol Set

Originally posted 10/03/2012 10:00AM

Just two days into filming the upcoming season of American Idol, Mariah Carey laughed off reports of a feud with fellow new judge Nicki Minaj, who also said that everything was "wonderful, darling."

What a difference two weeks makes!

In a video posted on TMZ.com, Minaj is seen and heard yelling at Carey, who seems to be talking back – but in a quieter voice. Though it's hard to tell what they are saying in the fuzzy footage from the Charlotte, N.C., set, one thing is for sure – Minaj has been repeatedly bleeped out.

According to TMZ, Minaj says, "Don't lose your head. Don't lose your head ... Don't tell me I'm a gangster," and, "I'm not f–––in' putting up with her f–––ing highness over there. Figure it the f––– out."

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Eva Longoria & Flo Rida's Democratic Night Together in Charlotte

Eva Longoria & Flo Rida's Democratic Night Together in Charlotte

Originally posted 09/07/2012 06:00AM

Talk about a political party!

Eva Longoria mixed and mingled with Democratic National Convention attendees at a Got Your 6 event in Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday night.

The Desperate Housewives star posed for photos on the red carpet, sharing her political views with the press. She also spoke about the importance of supporting Got Your 6, which aims to bridge the gap between military personnel and citizens by aiding in the reintegration of returning veterans into society.

During the event, Flo Rida performed all of his hits, including "Whistle", for the crowd of celebrities, delegates and democratic supporters.

Longoria teased the rapper-singer about his patriotic attire and joked about borrowing his American flag scarf for her speech on Thursday.
– Melody Chiu

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