It's no secret that "American Idol" judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey don't quite get along. But the ladies' feud got even more heated Wednesday night when Carey pointed out that Minaj had never had a No. 1 single on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.
Not one to let a comment like that slide, Minaj fired back on Twitter in a series of tweets calling Carey "insecure" and "bitter."
Bwaha! Burn? Shes sad i tied her record for Hot 100 entries in only 3 years of being in the game. Yep, a black female rapper @perezhilton— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 2, 2013
Minaj also referenced a Hollywood Reporter report which claimed that "American Idol" execs wanted to oust Carey in favor of former judge Jennifer Lopez in an attempt to boost sagging ratings. When Carey threatened to sue, the report alleges, producers had to back down.
What u SHOULD be doing (wit your messy ass) is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter @perezhilton— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 2, 2013
All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that.— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) May 2, 2013