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This is why two divas of colossal personalities just need their own space! 

According to a report by TMZ, things got pretty heated during the filming of American Idol auditions today in Charlotte, North Carolina with a verbal altercation between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey that led to filming being cancelled for the day. 

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As reported by TMZ

Nicki Minaj derailed the “American Idol” auditions after swearing at her and threatening, “I’m gonna knock you out” … sources tell TMZ.

Multiple sources are telling us there was a blow up between the two … Nicki left, then came back and the fireworks continued, culminating with the threat.  We’re told producers ended the auditions for the day so the two judges could cool down.

TMZ isn’t the only site reporting on the drama between the divas. According to an exclusive report by Mouth to Ears, Nicki was being provoked by Mariah prior to the threat that ended filming for the day.

Mouth to Ears reports: 

Nicki Minaj walked off of set because Mariah Carey kept making jabs at her.  Nicki’s manager and team convinced her to come back to the show.  Mariah kept at it and called Nicki a bitch and then proceeded to cuss her out. Producers had to stop filming and call it a night.

Seems like things got pretty heated on set and it is said to have producers in frenzy. And we all thought Simon was the diva! 

And, as the video surfaced, Mariah Carey took to twitter to let us know how she’s feeling:

Ouch. Her tweet has since been deleted, but Ryan Seacrest also chimed in with this cryptic tweet:

Ryan went into greater detail about the argument this morning during his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, stating the fight started over a difference of opinion over one would-be singer toward the very end of a long day of auditions.

Although he was outside the auditorium during the confrontation, Ryan stated:

“These are all very different individuals with different perspectives and different opinions that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants…[There’s] nothing wrong with disagreeing . . . That’s gonna happen, and it’s okay.

It got heated between Nicki and Mariah…It was intense! I’ll be honest with you . .. It went far last night. It did get intense.”

Ryan admitted though that this is exactly what American Idol needs. He stated:

We want that! We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol . . . the feedback that they give is very good.”

Check out the video of the altercation above!

This story is developing and we will provide more details, as they are available. 

SOURCE: TMZ | Mouth To Ear 

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