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As most disputes pan out, the verbal altercation between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey has been clustered with he-say-she-say reports, clouding up the truth from exaggeration. While a video of Nicki Minaj lashing out on Mariah Carey is the only evidence the world has seen of the confrontation between the two newly appointed American Idol judges, rumors are stirring up a sandstorm of speculations. Just to get a clearer understanding of what's happening, XXL has compiled a short timeline of what took place between the two divas thus far. —Jaeki Cho (@JaekiCho)

February 16, 2010 – For the remix of her single “Up Out My Face,” Mariah Carey brought in Nicki Minaj for a guest appearance. Both starlets can be seen in the playful music video.


September 16, 2012 – It’s officially announced, Nicki Minaj along with Keith Urban join the panel of judges on American Idol.

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September 17, 2012 – While still early, fans and gossip outlets are fueling for a feud between the two-diva judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.

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September 18, 2012 – Reports are arising that Nicki Minaj’s tardiness to the set of American Idol on Sunday bothered Mariah Carey; Minaj’s critiques for the contestants were criticized by Mariah, in which the Queens rapper snapped right back at the R&B legend.

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September 24, 2012 – Nicki Minaj appears on ABC’s The View to promote her latest fragrance line, and during the interview she appreciates Mariah Carey acknowledging her early on, and describes the R&B singer as humorously “funny.”

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October 3, 2012 – During the taping of American Idol Mariah Carey snaps at Nicki Minaj, causing the Queens rapper to retaliate against the pop diva with profanity-induced commentaries.

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October 3, 2012 – Reports from celebrity gossip outlet TMZ is claiming that Nicki Minaj made threats against Mariah Carey stating, “If I had a gun I would shoot her.”

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October 3, 2012 – Mariah Carey allegedly called Nicki Minaj a “bitch,” which caused the Queens rapper to lose control.

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October 3, 2012 – During the taping of the auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina, no further reports surfaced regarding a dispute between the two American Idol judges.

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October 4, 2012 – Mariah Carey spoke with Barbara Walters, which the broadcast journalist conveyed on The View. According to the veteran journalist, Mariah Carey told her, there were certain members of the staff on the set of American Idol that heard Nicki Minaj making threats about shooting her with a gun. The R&B diva told Walters that she has decided to hire additional security, as Minaj is “unpredictable.”

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October 4, 2012 – Nicki Minaj replied back to Mariah Carey’s comments to Barbara Walters via Twitter, mockingly tweeting, “Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake if u don’t wannA get shook!!!! LmAooooooooooo.”

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