'American Idol': Is Nicki Minaj Actually a Fan of Mariah Carey?

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Nicki knows how to keep us on our toes! Nicki Minaj speaking to a crowd.

Talk about girl power!

This week on American Idol there were two themes, "year of birth," in which the finalists had to choose a song that was released in the year they were born and our favorite, "divas."

Kree Harrison's first performance of "She Talks To Angels" by the Black Crowes got judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey to interact onscreen for the first time in a long time! While Nicki enjoyed Kree's performance more than Mariah, the two went at it for a bit. But Nicki got the last word (well, technically two words) in: "Simmer down." Uh oh.

That made us doubt the two ladies will ever get along, but that all changed when Amber Holcomb took on Mariah's version of "Without You."

"Her [Mariah's] version is just embedded in my brain. Mariah singing low still had a feeling there," Nicki said in her feedback to Amber.

But that wasn't all. Candice Glover took on two legendary divas at once, Mariah and Whitney Houston's "When You Believe," and we definitely believed!

"That's how you do a Mariah and Whitney song," Nicki said to Candice. "There has never been a combo like them since."

We're a little confused as to where Nicki stands with Mariah, but we think it's safe to say she is a fan!

Check back soon for our post-show interviews with the top 5.


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