Then the two divas were asked to say something nice about each other and their answers may hint to the kind of judges' panel we can expect to see when Idol returns for a twelfth season January 16th.
If Carey and Minaj continue to have "drama" will that improve or detract from American Idol?
A poll we took in October suggests that the feud will turn off and engage an equal number of Idol viewers.
(Check out the poll results.)
Photo © Fox.