Nicki Minaj: 'I've Settled Differences With Mariah'
SPOILER ALERT: American Idol update contains details of top 20...
The pair infamously had a stand-up argument on the set of the show last year (albeit with Nicki doing most of the standing up and arguing).
But now the rapper says that the rivals have buried the hatchet, telling Page Six: "All of that has been talked about. We had our differences, but it is all done with now, and we just get in there and do our job."
And she admitted that she had been drawn into helping the contestants on the show.
"I'm getting closer to the contestants as the competition goes on," she explained.
"Seeing their parents makes you realise about how this is their dream and how we have to nurture them as much as we can."
Meanwhile, the final five females to make the cut for the top 20 have been revealed.
Zoanette Johnson, Aubrey Cleland, Candice Glover, Breanna Steer and Janelle Arthur were all put through on last night's show in the US.
They join Angela Miller, Tenna Torres, Adrianna Latonio, Amber Holcomb and Kree Harrison, who all went through last week.
Five males have already been put through - Charlie Askew, Elijah Liu, Curtis Finch Jr, Paul Jolley and Devin Velez - and the other five will be named this week.