There is absolutely nothing we love more than two big divas going head to head, and with the constant sniping between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, 'American Idol' is the gift that keeps on giving.

And the next episode of the series - which airs on 5* in the UK - sees their sniping step up a notch as Nicki walks out from the panel following a spat with her female rival, as well as fellow judge Randy Jackson.

Following hopeful Summer Cunningham's audition, the panel start rowing about country music as the contestant offends Keith Urban by saying she'd 'done the country thing'.

Mariah kicked things off by saying: "When you said you 'did the country thing' you annoyed Keith!"

At this point, Nicki chimed to say: "Why are we picking her apart because of a country comment? You guys make comments about everybody in popular music all day."

Flicking her hair and doing her best don't-mess-with-me-face, Mariah replied: "Oh really, is that what I do? I’m trying to help her as opposed to just talking about her outfit".


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Randy then got involved to add: "I’m just trying to help you, a little bit... 30 years... Insight."

Nicki was having none of it though and flipped before pushing her chair away the desk and ranting: "Oh, you’re right. I’m sorry I can’t help her. Maybe I should just get off the f****ing panel. Let me get off the panel. Finish the show. I’m done."

Sat there smirking (and flicking her hair, obv), Mariah joked: "That was my move. I was gonna do that the next time she bagged on me."

Nicki could then audibly be heard yelling 'shut the f*** up!' as she marched behind-the-scenes.

Wowzers. And here was us thinking that it was Mariah who was going to be the biggest diva...


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  • Randy Jackson

    <strong>Name: </strong>Randy Jackson <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-12 <strong>Known for:</strong> Coining the phrases "Yo dawg" and "It's a little pitchy."

  • Paula Abdul

    <strong>Name:</strong>Paula Abdul <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-8 <strong>Known for:</strong> Crying while judging.

  • Simon Cowell

    <strong>Name:</strong> Simon Cowell <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-9 <strong>Known for:</strong> His brutal judging tactics.

  • Kara DioGuardi

    <strong>Name: </strong>Kara DioGuardi <strong>Seasons:</strong> 8-9 <strong>Known for:</strong> Introducing the world to "neckitude."

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    <strong>Name:</strong> Ellen DeGeneres <strong>Season:</strong> 9 <strong>Known for:</strong> Walking away from her five-year contract after only one season.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    <strong>Name: </strong>Jennifer Lopez <strong>Seasons:</strong> 10-11 <strong>Known for:</strong> Stealing the spotlight from the contestants.

  • Steven Tyler

    <strong>Name:</strong> Steven Tyler <strong>Seasons:</strong> 10-11 <strong>Known for:</strong> Criticizing and hitting on contestants with confidence.

  • Nicki Minaj

    <strong>Name:</strong> Nicki Minaj <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Trademark:</strong> Feuding with Mariah Carey whenever possible.

  • Keith Urban

    <strong>Name:</strong> Keith Urban <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Known for:</strong> Making country references whenever possible.

  • Mariah Carey

    <strong>Name:</strong> Mariah Carey <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Known for: </strong> Trying to compete with Nicki Minaj's diva lifestyle.

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