Just when you thought Nicki Minaj was ready to play nice with Mariah Carey, the Super Bass singer sniped at her fellow judge on Wednesday’s show, putting on a phony English accent and sarcastically telling Mariah to “Simmer down sir.”
“I disagree … that was the best performance of the night,” Nicki said, to which Mariah chimed in, “I wasn’t saying she was awkward … you don’t really disagree with me.”
“No, I do and I’ll explain,” Nicki said — at which point Mariah tried to interject again — and she told her, “Simmer down, sir.”
Carey had an embarrased look on her face, but later on in the program, Nicki gave her a compliment after Candice Glover performed When You Believe, an Oscar winning song Mariah and the late Whitney Houston collaborated on in the late 90s.
“I have to say, I remember having nothing and locking myself in my room crying watching that video because I believed every word,” Nicki remembered. “That kind of collaboration has never happened since.”
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American Idol airs Wednesday and Thursday on Fox at 8/7c.