Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday, after swearing at Mariah Carey and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … sources told TMZ.
In video footage, obtained by TMZ, Nicki is clearly furious … shouting, “I told them, I’m not [f-word expletive] putting up with her [f-word expletive] highness over there.”
Sources say Nicki later threatened to “knock out” Mariah … which wasn’t captured on tape.
The incident reportedly began as a disagreement about a contestant’s performance.
Producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down.
The entertainment news and gossip site says ‘Idol’ execs seemed uncharacteristically upset by the blow up — it appears this was no joke and it seems producers are worried about Carey and Minaj co-existing for the long haul.