In footage obtained by TMZ, the pair can be seen sitting at the judges table at the North Carolina Idol auditions with Keith Urban seated between them. Nicki can be heard cussing at the ‘Fantasy’ singer, who comes back with some jibes of her own.
“If you’ve got a f**king problem, handle it. I told them I’m not f**king putting up with your f**king highness over there,” says Nicki in reference to Mariah.
"I can't see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch," Mariah says in return.
The two judges continue verbally sparring throughout the short clip, while Keith appears to try to diffuse the tense situation.
While neither of the women has commented on the exchange, host Ryan Seacrest discussed the argument yesterday on his morning radio show.
“There was a very heated, intense argument towards the end of the day after a contestant did a little bit of a performance in the room,” Seacrest revealed.
“It was heated. It did go too far, to the point where the producers said with just a few more contestants left, 'Let's call it a day.'”
The judges will continue shooting the audition rounds over the coming weeks.
Written by Lauren Alpe
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