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‘Idol’ feud just what show needs, Seacrest says

Carey
Minaj

– Feuding divas on “American Idol”? Ryan Seacrest says that’s just great.

The show’s host said Wednesday that things got intense between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey during a taping Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

In the midst of a dispute over a contestant, Minaj announced that she was no longer putting up with “her ... highness,” a reference to Carey with a few expletives added in. Another new judge, Keith Urban, was in the unenviable position of sitting between them.

Seacrest says on his radio show that “Idol” needs some passionate debate.

– Associated Press

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