Nicki has tried the bury the hatchet with Mariah. [Wenn]
The two famously came to blows during the filming of auditions with Nicki allegedly threatening to shoot Mariah.
She told USmagazine.com: "I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She's one of my favourite artists of all times.
“She's really shaped a generation of singers. To be on a panel with her, it's kind of crazy."
Hmmm, this all seems rather convenient considering the new series of American Idol airs next week.
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On hearing the compliment, Mariah responded by, you guessed it, complimenting Nicki Minaj back.
Mariah gushed: "That was obviously a very sweet thing to say. Nicki and I worked together very early on in her career and did a song - it's called 'Up Out My Face,' ironically.
“I did know, and feel, she was going to go very far."
Nicki and Mariah with the AI team. [Copyright Twitter]
Earlier this week however, Mariah Carey opened up (again) about the altercation between the pair, admitting that she didn’t feel safe around Nicki.
She said: "It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, it's not appropriate."
"I'm a professional. I'm not used to that type of environment."
The ‘Hero’ singer did concede however that despite the bust up being uncomfortable, she would hope it helps the series’ ratings.
She explained: "For all the drama, I hope it helps the show."