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Is Mariah Carey conspiring against Nicki Minaj?

Is Mariah Carey conspiring against Nicki Minaj?
Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Minaj

Yesterday, a video of Nicki Minaj verbally berating Mariah Carey and dropping enough F-Bombs to make the bikini atoll go “Hey hey hey… All right, let’s dial it back a bit here.” Anyway, while producers are trying to convince us that everything is all happy happy joy joy now, except Nicki is convinced that American Idol is just goading the two of them on in the hopes that the ensuing rivalry will bring in more viewers. TMZ reports …

Sources connected with Nicki tell us … she’s convinced producers — along with member’s of Mariah’s team — are conspiring to get under her skin … because they think a pissed off Minaj will bring in viewers. We’re told Nicki is adamant … she won’t be anyone’s puppet and if she feels she’s being set up, she vows to “cut it off at the head.” As for how, she says for starters, the next time Mariah “acts up,” Nicki is walking off the set. There’s just one problem with her theory — we know Idol producers were genuinely shocked and upset by Tuesday’s outburst. Our very connected Idol sources tell us the big wigs were completely flat footed and they are doing everything they can to restore peace — which they successfully did Wednesday.

Please, like the producers of a reality TV show would mess with their stars behind the scenes in order to prompt unnecessary strife out of them for the sake of a larger viewing audience. Please! What reality show would ever do something like that, aside from, you know, every single reality show that has ever or will ever exist?

Mariah Carey, Ryan Seacrest and Nicki Minaj