Are Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Feuding on 'American Idol'?

Ryan Seacrest said that the two divas "get along fine," but are "strong and candid in their opinions"

We all know what happens when you put two attention-hungry divas in a room together, and the producers of American Idol know it, too. In fact, we're pretty sure they were counting on it when they put Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj together on the judge's panel. So: has the seemingly-inevitable diva feud begun yet?

Not according to the ladies.

"It's been two days. A feud takes a little longer than two days!" Carey, 42, told Us Weekly during an Idol press conference.

Minaj, 29, agreed, telling the press that she and Mimi are "getting along wonderfully, darling."

However, during an appearance on Today, Idol host Ryan Seacrest hinted at tension between the R&B icon and the singer-rapper.

"Nicki and Mariah, two very different, strong, powerful, successful women on the panel. There are not too many dull moments between the two of them," Seacrest said on Tuesday. (See the video below.)


Still, the show's host wouldn't go so far as to call it a feud, saying that Minaj and Carey "get along fine... But they are strong and candid in their opinions."

We couldn't help but notice that Mariah and Nicki aren't seated next to each other on the judge's panel. (Seacrest posted the official seating arrangements on Sunday.) Could be a coincidence, but it does put a certain other new judge in an awkward position. When asked which member of the judge's panel is most likely to cry, Seacrest told the Today hosts that it's Keith Urban -- because "he has to sit between Nicki and Mariah."

And how are the male judges, Urban and Randy Jackson, getting along? "Those two will not share a mirror, I'll tell you that," Seacrest joked.

Auditions for the new season of American Idol, which premieres in January, kicked off on Sunday.

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