'American Idol' Feud: Keith Urban & Ryan Seacrest Weigh In!

Urban and Seacrest offer up their takes on the "intense" battle between judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj

If we're supposed to take away anything from the recent American Idol spat between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey, it's that heated discussions are a good thing for Fox's hit reality show.

Yes, the folks behind the series are putting a positive spin on the fiasco that resulted in Minaj, 29, cursing out her fellow judge Carey, 42. Poor Keith Urban was sitting between the two of them, and he recently came out and called himself "the UN" in the situation. He was quick to say that he thinks the fight came as a result of the two women caring about their craft.

"I love it, I gotta say," the country singer told Extra on Wednesday. "I love working with passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It's a very alive and very invigorating work environment. A lot of passion."

Of his costars, Urban adds, "Randy's the craziest -- so, you know, unpredictable."

Idol host Ryan Seacrest also offered his take on the catfight during his radio show on Wednesday. He admitted that "it got heated" between the two singers but that just comes with the territory.

"These are all very different individuals with different perspective and different opinion that provide for interesting conversation and dialogue and feedback for the contestants," he explained. "Each one of those members of the panel this year is an essential ingredient to the sum of the show."

Seacrest was there for the fight and admitted that it was as bad as it looked.

"It was intense, I'll be honest with you," he said. "And it was towards the end of the day, and there were just a few contestants to be seen...So it did get intense, and we did wrap after it."

We'll have to wait and see whether the two female judges can put their differences aside and work together on the show. But if the feuding continues, we know whose side you're on! We asked iVillagers to weigh in, and a whopping 79 percent said they are Team Mariah. Sorry, Nicki!

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