Don't believe the hype: American Idol hasn't turned into a battle of the divas.
No sooner had the reality competition's new judges' panel been made official than rumors began circulating that Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj were already feuding. But the two chart-toppers were quick to deny the claims during a Sunday press conference in New York City, where the first round of auditions for the Fox hit's 12th season was underway.
"It's been two days!" Carey exclaimed. "A feud takes a little longer than two days!"
Minaj readily backed up her fellow newbie judge. "[We're] getting along wonderfully, darling," said the colorful hip-hop phenom.
Lone returning judge Randy Jackson claimed that if anyone was disagreeing, it was he and fellow long-timer Ryan Seacrest. "The problem I'm having is Ryan keeps wanting to try and have a seat at the judges table," Jackson joked. "I don't know what's going to happen with that."