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Nick Cannon Speaks On Mariah & Nicki Altercation

Oct 04, 2012 | 1:30 AM    Written By: Michael Hughes
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Nicki Cannon weighed in on the heated verbal altercation that occurred between his wife Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj during the filming for the "American Idol" auditions on October 2nd.  Access Hollywood Live's Billy Bush and Kit Hoover got Nick to stop by their studios to address the current situation and tension that exists between the two female artists.

In the video posted online by TMZ, Nicki Minaj can be heard yelling, "I told them I'm not f*cking putting up with her f*cking highness over there." 

Mariah can be heard replying by saying, "Oh why?  Why do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me?  I can't see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy b*tch and go all around the stage."

Nick made it clear that these kinds of altercations are distracting people from what the show is supposed to stand for, and that is celebrity figures helping young aspiring singers reach their dreams.  He also spoke very highly of his wife and the way that she conducted herself as she remained poised, calm, and classy even while Nicki was screaming curse words at her. 

"When you think about what the show is actually about and represents... I feel like it's taking away from the quality of what 'Idol' is all about. This is about people accomplishing their dreams, experts guiding these young people to do what they've done.

"My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I've ever met, if you watch the video, she just maintains her composure... I don't think she's moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all. She signed up to do a job to help young people... this is like a sidebar. I hope that's not what this show becomes, about the catfights.  The show is solely about a singing competition, that's why America loves these shows, they want to see people reach a certain goal or win... and then to make it about something it's not, [it] kind of shows that the producers and the network are losing their foot a little bit.

"If I'm producing a show about young people accomplishing their dreams, that's what I want the show to be about, not all the side pageantry... my wife is strong, classy and she maintains her strength. She called me and we were talking about the kids... at the end of the day she's a mom and that's my wife... we got diapers to change and kids to raise."

Source: accesshollywood.com

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