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Nicki Minaj was back on the couch on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on January 15, 2013. The red-hot rapper spoke about her "strenuous" experience taping "American Idol, her feud with Mariah Carey, and her dating life.
"It was just two big ol' divas, I guess," said Nicki, who explained how it all started. "I heard them saying Mariah doesn't want you on the panel, but I was saying, 'No, I'm friends with Mariah.' And I was like arguing with people, like, 'Don't believe everything you read. You're crazy!'"
While she didn't want to believe it, she eventually noticed the awkwardness. "I went there and I started feeling a little bit of the shade. I overcompensated by being crazier."
According to Nicki, the dueling divas have buried the hatchet. "We're fine. I cannot hold a grudge against Mariah Carey. What people don't understand is that I've looked up to her for so many years. ... I don't know if she's gotten over it, but I have."
However, she is not looking forward to the live shows because of the potential conflict. "I don't want anyone on the panel to say something crazy 'cause I don't want to look like a crazy psycho again," said Nicki, who insisted she is not crazy.
While she claimed the ring on her finger is not a wedding ring, she remained coy about her love life. "I don't have anyone," she smirked, adding, "It has to be someone very secure because it's so easy to feel insecure."