"I don't know that they did it with Justin Guarini and all those folks.
"And when I was on, Ruben Studdard and myself and Kimberley Locke were the stars of the show.
"Now Idol is about the judges. I don't even know if they remember there are contestants anymore."
Meanwhile divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have clashed repeatedly even before making their on-camera Idol debut. The rapper launched into a foul-mouthed attack on the Hero singer back in October in behind-the-scenes footage that was leaked to the press.
Tempers flared during auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina during which Minaj told Carey: "Every time you patronize me I'm-ma take it back and if you've got a f**king problem, handle it."
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