(NEW YORK) — What feud? On The View Monday, the newest American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj, said she enjoyed working with all of her fellow judges.
“I look up to all of them in my own way,” Minaj insisted, singling out Mariah Carey. The two have been the center of rumors that say the pop divas are at each others throats.
According to TMZ.com, Carey repeatedly interrupted Minaj when the latter began offering feedback to a contestant during auditions. TMZ says Minaj countered by speaking loudly over Carey’s chatter.
The gossip website quoted a source as saying, “These girls just don’t like each other.”
Minaj had nothing but praise for Carey while on The View, saying, “I worked with Mariah very early on in my career so I’m really grateful she gave me that look very early on. And she’s really, really funny.”
The “harajuku barbie” was on the ABC daytime talk show to tout her latest business venture, a perfume named after debut studio album, Pink Friday.
“As a little girl growing up in south side Jamaica, Queens, if anyone would’ve told me that I would have my own perfume one day and be able to inspire young black girls everywhere…I would’ve never believed it,” Minaj said of her new fragrance, which will debut at Macy’s on Sept. 24.
Minaj also shared that she was “mesmerized” the first time she saw a sketch of the perfume bottle, which looks like a bust of Minaj, including her iconic pink wig.
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