Nicki Minaj On Mariah Carey American Idol Controversial Fight: It 'Isn't A Fake Feud'

The star has admitted

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As the premiere of the new season of American Idol looms, Nicki Minaj has once again addressed the feud with Mariah Carey that rocked the TV world when footage of it was leaked last year.

Appearing on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno, Nicki spoke of her spat with Mariah and insisted that it wasn't real. The 'Pound The Alarm' star said: "It definitely isn’t a fake feud."

Explaining why she clashed with Mariah, Nicki continued: "A lot of it just starts out us joking, but we’re passionate, we’re both crazy … and then sometimes it just goes, ‘Roar,’ and you can’t really stop it.

“It’s just one of those weird things, you gotta see it to get it."

Nicki looked pretty in pink as she appeared on Jay Leno (WENN)

With the new series kicking off this week, we can't wait!

Commenting on the atmosphere between the judges when they listened to hopefuls performing in front of them, Maria told E! Online recently:

"We have to go against each other sometimes to say, 'But wait, this person has something amazing! Maybe you're not seeing it. It's a little bit beyond your comprehension at this moment, but there's something great about this person.'"

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