*TMZ is reporting that “American Idol” judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj had a private pow-wow yesterday to clear up their issues for the sake of the show.
According to the website, Mariah convinced the rapper that feuding would not be good for the show, “and they both needed to stop the antics they pulled during Sunday’s auditions.”
“American Idol” sources tell TMZ that Mariah and others were upset Sunday that Nicki arrived 45 minutes late, and that set the tone for the whole day. Mariah reportedly talked over Nicki, criticizing her critiques, and Nicki fired right back.
But on Monday, according to TMZ, “Mariah buttonholed Nicki and the two agreed … a feud wouldn’t be good for the show, so they buried the hatchet and walked down the hall smiling, hand-in-hand.”