American Idol: 14 Diva Moments From the Season 12 Premiere — Starring Nicki & Mariah!
I can’t lie: My inner feminist clenches her fists with rage every time Hollywood perpetuates the idea that two or more powerful women can’t peacefully and professionally collaborate on a project.
That said, my inner feminist isn’t foolish enough to believe that the antics of borderline cartoon characters Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on American Idol will in any way harm or advance the plight of womankind in America. Therefore, the Gloria Steinem in my heart has given me the go-ahead to put together a gallery of the 14 most ridiculous diva moments from the show’s Season 12 premiere on Wednesday night.
So click through the gallery below for a rundown of faux British accents, aggressive side-eyes, tart putdowns and words that end with “itch.” And for all my Idol news, recaps, galleries and videos, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!
“We can have accessories?” Mariah asked, casting a dubious glance at Nicki's feathered band-leader hat and adding that she would've brought her dog, had she known it was allowed.
“We were gonna play nice,” Nicki quickly retorted. “Why did you have to reference my hat?” The conversation then devolved into a she said-she said over whether or not Mariah had crossed a line by sizing up Nicki's outfit in the elevator a few minutes earlier.