Meow! Nicki Minaj Slams American Idol Frenemy Mariah Carey On Twitter

The warring judges are at it again, in 140 characters or less

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Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey's ongoing feud heated up earlier this week with another round of verbal jousting – this time in 140 characters or less.

Indeed, just when we thought it was safe to go back in the talent pool American Idol frenemies Nicki began carping at Mariah on Twitter – with the rapper taking casual swipes at everything from 'insecurity issues' to rumoured departures from the hugely watched show.

The battle of the micro-blogs was initiated on Wednesday (May 1) when Mariah reminded her outlandish judging rival that she had never attained number one status on the Billboard Hot 100.

Ouch: Nicki took a pop at Mariah Carey on Twitter earlier this week (WENN)

Never one to back down, feisty Nicki used her Twitter account to fire numerous missives at the R&B songstress – starting with a comment about her future on American Idol following rumours that Jennifer Lopez is in line to replace her.

“All dem #1s but Jlo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that,” she tweeted on Thursday (May 2).

Ouch. But Nicki wasn't done there – the Pink Friday star even found time to offer Mariah some sage 'advice.'

Frenemy: Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj haven't seen eye to eye (WENN)

“What u should be doing (wit your messy ass) is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter,” she carped.

The latest controversy should make the forthcoming elimination show on Thursday (May 2) a not to miss event.

Indeed, on Wednesday - 24-hours before the Twitter storm - Nicki was so incensed with Mariah's critique that she offered her some Q-Tips so she could clean out her ears.

Expect fireworks...

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