8. Nicki Minaj claims she’s been set up on ‘American Idol’?
Nicki Minaj thinks her apparent beef with Mariah Carey is a set up. TMZ.com reports that the "Super Bass" rapper is convinced that "American Idol" producers and members of Mariah’s team nudged the "Triumphant" singer into messing with Nicki.
Why? Well, for ratings, of course! A source told TMZ that Nicki believes that producers think a fabricated feud will draw in more viewers. Supposedly Nicki doesn’t plan to play along and she plans to walk off off the set the next time that Mariah "acts up," to squelch any ensuing drama.