Cee Lo Green: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey Feud Is Bogus

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green: Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey Feud Is Bogus

The Voice star thinks drama is a ploy to boost ratings on American Idol.

Published October 5, 2012

Everyone's talking about Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey at American Idol, but is the backstage drama for real or something that's been drummed up to boost ratings? That's the question that was posed to competing reality singing competition judge Cee Lo Green yesterday, and the "Forget You" singer is just a little bit skeptical.

"This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything's legit," Cee Lo said of the ongoing fracas when caught by TMZ. Yesterday, Mariah Carey called Barbara Walters of The View and said she had hired extra security after Nicki allegedly threatened to shoot her.

While all the extra attention to Idol surely won't harm ratings, Cee Lo said that he's not worried that the high drama will distract from his own show on NBC, The Voice.

"I'm not intimidated," he said. " I think it's entertainment for everybody."


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Written by Reggie Ugwu


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