Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj put their differences to one side on Tuesday (08Jan13) in an effort to persuade Tv writers they’re becoming friends on American Idol.

The two new judges fell out as auditions got underway last year (12), and one spat over a contestant allegedly led to Minaj threatening to shoot Carey.

The pair sat before journalists on the Television Critics Association Tour in Pasadena, California on Tuesday morning to promote Idol’s upcoming 11th season – and appeared to be on good terms.

Addressing the 2012 conflict, Carey stated, “This is a very passionate panel. I think there are a lot of strong personalities and starting this process, I thought it was a possibility there could be differences of opinions. The fighting is what it is. This is American Idol, it’s bigger than all that. It’s bigger than some stupid trumped up thing. It’s about the next superstar.

  • She looks tired

    • President Ward

      Because i wore that azz out last night.

  • E.

    The black hair is back and that’s how I like her

  • Jake

    Nicki peak success wise there is no more up in her music career, everything will be a lateral move for now on. She need new challenges outside of music. It’s shows on her face.

  • Pceezy

    This bitch NEVER smile

    • Mister Mister

      She seem unhappy with everything….guess they right about money & fame for some folks.

  • karo601

    @ Pceezy dolls can’t smile lol