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Nicki Minaj talks Mariah Carey feud on 'Ellen' [VIDEO]

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:12 AM   |   Comments

Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Nicki Minaj sat down with Ellen DeGeneres Tuesday to discuss "American Idol's" 12th season, which starts Wednesday, and her much-publicized, ratings-baiting feud with fellow judge Mariah Carey.

"It was just two big ole divas I guess," Minaj explained. "I kinda started feeling a little of the shade and I just kind of over compensated by being crazier," Minaj said of the onscreen tension between the two pop stars.

The 30-year-old Minaj insisted, however, that she had no hard feelings: "We're fine. I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don't understand is I've looked up to her for so many years."

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