1:56 pm - 04/18/2013

Nicki Minaj Puts On Phony English Accent & Tells Mariah Carey ‘Simmer Down Sir!’

Just when you thought Nicki Minaj was ready to play nice with Mariah Carey, the Super Bass singer sniped at her fellow judge on Wednesday’s show, putting on a phony English accent and sarcastically telling Mariah to “Simmer down sir.”

The insult came after finalist Kree Harrison‘s rendition of The Black Crowes’ She Talks to Angels, which Mariah thought was off-the-mark.

“No, I do and I’ll explain,” Nicki said — at which point Mariah tried to interject again — and she told her, “Simmer down, sir.”I disagree … that was the best performance of the night,” Nicki said, to which Mariah chimed in, “I wasn’t saying she was awkward … you don’t really disagree with me.”

And some fans on Twitter had a similar reaction.

"Why does Nicki Minaj try to start [with] Mariah like she 60x better than you will ever be," one user wrote.

"[Nicki Minaj] need[s] to show some respect to Mariah Carey. Like at least respect each other's opinion. I love you Mariah," one viewer wrote.

Another added: "Lol at [Nicki Minaj] trying to "disagree" [with] Mariah when Mariah was talking about something else."

And though Minaj's many fans tweeted they thought the "sir" comment was funny, the rapper still seemed to offer an olive branch to Carey later in the night. Minaj, possibly in attempt to smooth things over, complimented the music icon's vocal skills at one point.

After Candice Glover's performance of "When You Believe," Minaj talked about the impressive collaboration of the original version of the song, which was performed by Carey and Whitney Houston.

Fans of Carey took the opportunity to gloat about the compliment.

"Today's episode of American Idol just reminded me why Mariah Carey is a queen..like Nicki Minaj just had to show some respect," one user wrote on Twitter.

But others praised the rapper for her kind words.

"Thanks for being "sweet" to Mariah tonight [Nicki Minaj]!" one fan tweeted.

"I agree with Nicki Minaj. For once," another wrote. "She even complimented Mariah. What."
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vanishingbee 18th-Apr-2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
I think Roman as a character is stupid but that's all this is.
calinewarkwc69 18th-Apr-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
Where's our round up of last nights performances? I didn't get to watch last night =/

I assume Candice is still epically slaying and everyone else should just step off the stage, but... a review would be nice.
rainbowren 18th-Apr-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
A lot of people said that it was Angie's night, but personally I felt Candice slayed and gave me life once again.
calinewarkwc69 18th-Apr-2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
Angie does alright. I mean obviously they're all talented...

But if Candice & Kree are not the final two, with Candice winning, then I will never.ever.never.not once.ever watch this show again because America is fucking stupid and more concerned with popularity than talent. I mean, I'm freaking tone deaf and I know that Candice has this shit in the bag.
no_urges 18th-Apr-2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
lol angie's night? what are they smoking? i feel like she's slipped closer and closer to mediocre as the show has gone on while candice has started to slaughter the competition with every performance.
spydergamez 18th-Apr-2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
Candice took Straight Up and made it a snooze fest but she's still slaying everyone (except for Kree)
ts231 18th-Apr-2013 11:17 pm (UTC)
my friend tweeted that candice sang when you believe so NATURALLY i had to youtube it and yes, she slayed every last bit of that song. all the judges' comments were about mariah in some way and mariah seemed on the verge of tears at certain points.
la_petite_singe 18th-Apr-2013 06:07 pm (UTC)
"Why does Nicki Minaj try to start [with] Mariah like she 60x better than you will ever be," one user wrote.

*facepalm* Really? We're still doing that thing where random tweets count as ~sources~ for news articles? Not that this is a hugely important world-news story, but just...on principle.
tiki876 18th-Apr-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
i could barely hear her english accent
jinnycalderone 18th-Apr-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
rainbowren 18th-Apr-2013 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh please, it was harmless. And pretty sure that was her normal accent. I don't really care, but AI has made me love Nicki, I enjoy her humor.
card91 18th-Apr-2013 06:09 pm (UTC)
I think people are trying to blow it up bigger than it needs to be. She ended up complimenting her later that night anyways
fancycarousel 18th-Apr-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
lestat 18th-Apr-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
lol ok onika
octoberoak 18th-Apr-2013 06:10 pm (UTC)
I actually liked Nicki until I saw her as a judge on this show. She is AWFUL and needs to stfu.
honey_fuggle 18th-Apr-2013 06:35 pm (UTC)
crazyfirecrotch gurl18th-Apr-2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
even tho i met her @ the femme fatale meet & greet and thought she was a sweetheart i was indifferent towards her till i saw her e! special. she wilds out for no fucking reason and is such a cunt brat. she doesn't care if she's late to everything.
melodyl0ve 18th-Apr-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
I tolerated her and even liked some of her music, but shit this show made me realize how annoying she truly was
warriorholmes 18th-Apr-2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
Nicki was complimenting Mariah a lot that night!

I was also surprised to see Mariah smile and clap after Nicki's critiques because she usually rolls her eyes or looks away lol.
evett 18th-Apr-2013 06:14 pm (UTC)
where is the english accent? sounds like she says it in her own voice
bprorsum 18th-Apr-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
Mariah's head did look like it was going to explode while Minaj was talking.
robotpotatoes 18th-Apr-2013 06:15 pm (UTC)
RUDE TRANSPHOBIC ONIKA MIRAGE - Mariah is not of a male pronoun.
swissbeauty23 18th-Apr-2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
i got so bored that i stopped watching during the Vegas rounds, but i was always here for Nicki's craziness
dumpyfledgling 18th-Apr-2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
Is this a discussion post? I just watched some of the performances.

Candice is talented but she won't sell in the mainstream music market. Kree will do well in country music with some occasional pop cross overs. Angie will become a Christian artist. I think Amber is probably the only marketable mainstream artist right now. She could be a Rhianna-esque type artist with a better voice.

...and the blonde country girl, well I can't even remember her name.

Edited at 2013-04-18 06:20 pm (UTC)
3_foot_6 18th-Apr-2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
Nicki is obnoxious, but Mariah needs to go back to preschool and learn about fucking shut up when it's someone else's turn to speak. I can't with the number of times she talks over another judge just to give her opinion a second or third time.
liferekindled 18th-Apr-2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Just being Nicki has wet dreams about being a little gay boy named Roman, doesn't mean all women want to be boys.
honey_fuggle 18th-Apr-2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
manubibi 18th-Apr-2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
boring tbh.
agentnever 18th-Apr-2013 06:38 pm (UTC)
I can't stand Mariah. That's my input.
jinnycalderone 18th-Apr-2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
ponpiri 18th-Apr-2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
prophecypro 18th-Apr-2013 06:40 pm (UTC)
Again with this bullshit she pulls?
dnttllhrry 18th-Apr-2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
NM's british barbie schtick is older than hugh hefner
iamalreadyinuse 18th-Apr-2013 06:44 pm (UTC)
I missed that part of the show cuz I thought she was actually surprisingly respectful throughout the night. She kept praising mariah and how she's a big deal.
zoom_z00m 18th-Apr-2013 06:46 pm (UTC)
she is BEYOND irritating
melodyl0ve 18th-Apr-2013 07:10 pm (UTC)
can she just get the fuck off of AI already?

she gave me one more reason to never tune in after watching her being irritating af every time I caught a little of it on TV
tankmachine 18th-Apr-2013 07:13 pm (UTC)
W/e nicki is da kween
no_urges 18th-Apr-2013 07:20 pm (UTC)
yeah the faux british accent is stupid and they sniped at each other there, but the rest of the episode, she was really complimentary of mariah when the contestants sang her songs tbh.
spydergamez 18th-Apr-2013 07:43 pm (UTC)
nicki is one of the best music show judges since early Simon. She really should do X Factor bc she sees the bigger picture outside cover songs.
killingabraham 18th-Apr-2013 07:55 pm (UTC)
why does her face look so off? i know the video is weird, but it's more than that.
pinkfunraven 18th-Apr-2013 08:01 pm (UTC)
She must've had a recent nose job because it's making her veneers look way too big in that clip. Eww!
jinnycalderone 18th-Apr-2013 08:51 pm (UTC)
lmfaoo. yassss. love you, nicki. :P
glowing_dragon 18th-Apr-2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
gorlplz 18th-Apr-2013 10:03 pm (UTC)
jynxi is annoying as fuck

off with ha head
markedglory 18th-Apr-2013 10:14 pm (UTC)
Nicki is still a cuntrag ic.
princesschaplin 19th-Apr-2013 08:34 am (UTC)
i think it is funny watching Nicki's reaction whenever someone starts geeking out over Mariah. Her reaction when Kelly Clarkson was raving about how much she loves Mariah was just a plastered on smile while shooting daggers with her eyes. It's a jealousy thing i think.
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