Jennifer Hudson on Carey, Minaj Feud: “it’s just for ratings for the show.”
The so called “feud” between ‘American Idol’ judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, has gotten not only the two artists, but also the show, American Idol, a lot of publicity. Even President Obama threw in his opinion about the alleged feud, saying that he was confident that the two artist would work it out and move forward.
Now, Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson has also thrown in her two cents.
Carey and Minaj were reported to have gotten into a heated argument during Idol auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina. A blurry video of the confrontation was leaked and circulated the internet.
TMZ caught up with Hudson at LAX, this weekend and asked her opinion. Hudson, who is herself an ‘American Idol’ veteran, spoke to TMZ about the incident. The Academy and Grammy winning singer and actor said that she didn’t believe that Carey and Minaj were actually at odds, saying,
“I don’t believe it. I think it’s just for ratings for the show.”
Hudson is not the only veteran of the show to call the “feud” fake. Steven Tyler, who was a judge in the past season of the show, also said that he thought the whole feud was orchestrated for higher ratings. Last week, The Voice judge, Cee Lo Green, also threw his opinion in, saying
“This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything’s legit.”