Mariah and Nicki Minaj: We're getting along "wonderfully"

The speculation that Mariah Carey was not pleased with Fox's decision to bring Nicki Minaj on as another new judge began weeks before the network actually confirmed it, so we're not surprised that there are new rumors suggesting that the two are in the midst of a feud.
But according to Carey, a real feud would take much longer to develop than the time she's had with Minaj. The songbird and new "Idol" personality said as much during a press conference in New York on Monday, as she and Minaj laughed at the reports that they're "at each other's throats".
"We're getting along wonderfully, darling," Minaj told press, as Carey responded, "Dearest heart!" Besides, Carey added with a laugh: "How are we going to feud in two days?! Like, a feud takes a little longer to... you know, spread out." Randy Jackson, ever the "Idol" mediator, assured reporters that they're all having a good time.
Meanwhile, the other newcomer, Keith Urban, explained why he decided to sign on for "Idol" in the first place: "What I like about it, for me it's not just American Idol, it's about the dreams... the American dream. That's why I moved to America, you know," Urban said. "My dad loved America when I grew up in Australia, and I listened to all this American music. And the fact that you can come from nothing, a tiny little town in Australia with this deep, deep love for American country music, and be able to move here, and have the career that I've had, that really is the American dream. So this show can give somebody in the middle of nowhere that opportunity as well."
Minaj agreed, explaining she just couldn't say no to a brand as big as "Idol". "I feel like, you don't even have to live in America to respect American Idol," she told press. "I remember watching American Idol the first season and feeling inspired. I spoke to Jordin Sparks the other day, and here she is starring in a movie. I've been asked before to do stuff like this, but this is such a credible brand. It's really serious, it's the real deal, it's not anything else other than really looking for talent. And if I can be a part of it then I'm down for it. And plus, I get a chance to wear a whole bunch of different wigs!"
But leave it to Mariah Carey, who throughout the conference was giving proof that she'll be the one to watch when "Idol" returns in January, to be more blunt. "Do I get a drum roll?" she asked before admitting that, "honestly, and I'm just being completely honest, I've never been a fan of this type of thing. I'm just going to be completely honest. But I realize what it's done for such talented artists, and truly giving them careers. When Randy Jackson was talking about careers before, you know, you can look to the American Idol mammoth brand and say they have created superstars. And you can look at them and say they will have lasting careers. And I think there's an image that goes along with the whole brand and the whole name and the whole thing, and I just felt like, look, I've done a lot of stuff, this is something that would be really interesting."
Interesting, to say the least.

(CNN)

Wednesday 19 September 2012
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Re this_is_qhm (45,670) by May from Denmark

I also would love an album with all new and fresh stuff. She could leave all the already-done music or left-overs for bonus tracks, surprise tracks, secret tracks, anything else as extra for the fans. I am enjoying MIAM, tho I do skip the first tracks usually. Not because I dislike them, but because it brings my mood down when hearing slow type of ... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 11:05)
"Hoodriah" / "Thugriah" (45,669) by this_is_qhm from the Philippines

Although I personally love her, I know “hood” version of Mariah (some fans/haters call "Hoodriah"/"Thugriah") isn’t for everyone. It’s just a matter of preference/tolerance for some fans. But what many people don’t seem to get is that Mariah was raised in New York; she was a first-hand witness to the infancy and growth of hip-hop/rap as a... read more
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 11:05)
Re: this_is_qhm (45,668) by TJ from Norway

I love "Do you think of me". I remember that I played that song all the time in 1993 (luckily I had more than one CD-single with that track). I don't think Mariah's music was boring at the beginning. It was pure, and she sounded lovely. Without Tommy's work, I'm not sure that Mariah would be here today. Not as the big mega star she was.
(Tuesday 29 July 2014; 9:06)
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