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15 January 2013, 14:10
The 'Starships' rapper says she is concerned she may say something "crazy" once the live shows start.
Nicki Minaj says everything is now "fine" between her and Mariah Carey after their spat on the American Idol judging panel, but admits she is getting worried about the upcoming live shows.
The 'Va Va Voom' rapper and 'My All' singer Mariah were filmed getting into a heated dispute back in October last year, amid reports Mariah didn't want the US star on the panel, but Nicki says she is now over the pair's fall out.
"We're fine. I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey," Nicki told Ellen DeGeneres on The Ellen Show this week. "I don't know if she's gotten over it but I have.
"I mean, I'm over there cracking up, laughing, having fun and if she's still holding a grudge, I don't know, like I don't care," Nicki explained. "[But] I'm not looking forward to the live shows."
The 'Starships' singer went on to admit she is worried about saying something "crazy" if Mariah makes any comments directed towards her during the American Idol live shows later this year.
The star admitted she "cannot trust herself" if there's a "slick comment" being made, adding "I don't want anyone on the panel to say something crazy because I don't want to look like a crazy psycho again!"
When asked why the dispute started in the first place Nicki said she had heard rumours Mariah wasn't happy about her being on the show but hadn't believed them until she actually started work.
"I went in there and I started to feel a bit of the shade," she explained. "And I just kind of overcompensated by being crazier."
Check out a picture of Nicki Minaj posing with UK girl band The Saturdays during their appearances on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno this week below (Credit: Twitter):
Last week Nicki announced a new partnership with both Kmart and ShopYourWay.com to launch her own apparel and accessory collection later this year.
American Idol is set to premiere its new season this Wednesday (16th January).