Though it’s been reported that they have mended their bitter feud, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s verbal jabs on the upcoming season of American Idol were just too good to pass up.
Which is why Australian network Ten created an entire commercial that focused on the rivalry between the superstar singer and colorful rapper on the hit Fox show. Though the video is of poor quality (we’ve been looking for a higher-quality version online), we definitely get the message – Carey and Minaj had problems.
“Your range is better than Mariah’s!” 30-year-old Minaj is seen telling an Idol hopeful. In another scene, Carey announces to the room that she’s “rebuking” Minaj. “Not in my vortex today,” Carey adds, with extravagant hand gestures.
We’re loving the diva behavior – but the best part of the commercial are the reactions of fellow judges Randy Jackson and Keith Urban. We would have been stifling laughter too, if we were them.
American Idol premieres on Jan. 16 at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime, check out Ten's commercial below: