Craziest Reality TV Moments of 2012

A look back at TV's most talked about unscripted moments.

Worst: Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey Brawl During American Idol Auditions - Was it genuine beef or an elaborate publicity stunt? Either way, nobody was a winner in the fight between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. The altercation, which occured during auditions and was "caught" on camera, went viral fast, and while it may help in Idol's ratings, it made many cynical about the credibility of the show.  (Photos: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Nicki Minaj vs. Mariah Carey - TV audiences love reality shows for all their "real and unscripted" fighting and drama. So as 2012 winds down to a close, BET.com remembers the zaniest reality TV moments captured both on and off camera.When reports were confirmed that Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were judges on America Idol, rumors regarding the tensions between the two began to surface. All was confirmed in October 2012 when the famous of video of Nicki cursing out Mariah and telling her, "I'm gonna knock you out," went viral.(Photos: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

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Introducing...Ashford Sanders and The Ashford - Watch your back Psy; that "Gangham Style" gallop might have some serious competition. Whether Sunday Best contestant Ashford Sanders belted out “Millions Didn’t Make It” or “Make Me Better Lord” he always capped it off with his signature move, The Ashford. Even host Kirk Franklin joined Sanford in a few Ashford moves of his own. (Photo: BET)

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 Keyshia Makes Marriage Work - Celeb ex spouses Kim K. and Kris Humphries plus Britney Spears and Kevin Federline are proof that reality TV can cause a marriage’s premature death. But In Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, Cole and Gibson gave TV audiences a bird's eye view to their marriage counseling sessions.  The duo traded verbal barbs that can only gave you the very best of reality TV. (Photo: BET)

Cee Lo's Voice Purple Reign - Cee Lo never needs an excuse to be flamboyant while mentoring on The Voice. But the "Crazy" singer distracted slightly and paid an outfit homage to Prince. Cee Lo wore a Purple Rain getup complete with curly wig and a silky ruffled blouse. The best part of Cee Lo’s getup? It wasn’t even Halloween. Let’s go crazy!  (Photo: NBC)

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Cee Lo's Voice Purple Reign - Cee Lo never needs an excuse to be flamboyant while mentoring on The Voice. But the "Crazy" singer distracted slightly and paid an outfit homage to Prince. Cee Lo wore a Purple Rain getup complete with curly wig and a silky ruffled blouse. The best part of Cee Lo’s getup? It wasn’t even Halloween. Let’s go crazy! (Photo: NBC)

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No Love Between Lil' Scrappy and Stevie J  - Every good reality series needs a brawl.  On Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta it was between Lil' Scrappy and the show's despised womanizer, Stevie J. A heated Scrappy confronted Stevie about insulting his baby's mama, Erica. Stevie talked smack... and then got smacked. (Photo: VH1)

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Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak and Black Babygate  - During season four of Real Housewives of Atlanta, the fireworks stemmed from the ladies' trip to Africa, sans Kim Zolciak. During their visit to an orphanage, Kandi commented she couldn't see Kim in the Motherland holding Black babies. Sheree called Kim and twisted Kandi's statement into an accustion of racism against Kim.  When the ladies got home, Kim and Kandi engaged in a screaming match that went down in Housewives history. (Photo: Bravo)

DMX, "I Miss You" - DMX's already gruff and emotional voice adds to the catharsis on this cut from his The Great Depression that was dedicated to his grandmother. He uses his verses to talk to Faith Evans, who steps in to play the part of a reassuring matriarch, singing "Baby, it'll be OK."(Photo: VH1)

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DMX Breaks it Down For Mama  - On Couples Therapy, DMX confronted the real source of his personal troubles: his mother. Longtime feelings of abandonment surfaced when the rapper cried to his mom over the fact she put him in a boys home at a young age, and never told him why.  The dramatic moment was a tad crazy, but also revealed an emotional and attractive side of DMX. (Photo: VH1)

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo... For Real - After becoming the breakout star of the reality TV show Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo (and family) were granted their own series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show was a runaway hit, and the cute, chubby, Mountain Dew drinking, extrememly narcissitic kid became America's newest child star.   (Photo: John Bazemore / AP)

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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo... For Real - After becoming the breakout star of the reality TV show Toddlers & Tiaras, Honey Boo Boo (and family) were granted their own series Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. The show was a runaway hit, and the cute, chubby, Mountain Dew drinking, extrememly narcissitic kid became America's newest child star.  (Photo: John Bazemore / AP)

Keeping It Real - As any good man would do, Kanye West showed his support for his lady by making a cameo on her reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The appearance, where Kanye joined Kim at the opening of Scott Disick's restaurant, would be the first of many more for Mr. West on the reality show.(Photo: E! Network)

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Keeping Up With Kimye - Kim Kardashian's rebound from Kris Humphries led to Kanye West. On Keeping Up With the Kardashians, reality TV fans stayed in the mix with one of the most style conscious, Twitter friendly and attention hungry courtships in a long while. Wanted to see Kim grab Kanye’s butt? You should have tuned in! (Photo: E! Networks)

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Tami Roman vs. Evelyn Lozada - Basketball Wives Tami Roman skipped Evelyn Lozada’s wedding to Chad Johnson, but Lozada’s 41-day marriage to Johnson proved far worse. The groom was arrested after delivering a nasty head-butt to his bride. Also, the unseen spinoff show Ev and Ocho was permanently shelved by VH1 following the violence that led to the couple’s divorce. Lozada later sought on air counseling via Iyanla Vanzant's series Iyanla Fix My Life. Today, Tami and Evelyn remain frenemies. (Photos from left: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images, Maury Phillips/WireImage)