Nicki Minaj Storms Off American Idol Set
The rapper lost her rag as the judges criticised a 20-year-old hopeful during the show's visit to Charlotteville, North Carolina.
Mariah Carey joined in to tell the youngster that she'd upset Keith, Nicki decided enough was enough.
"Why are we picking her apart because of a country comment? You guys make comments about everybody in popular music all day," she ranted. "Not you Keith... Randy and Mariah."
"Oh really, is that what I do?" Mariah responded incredulously. "I'm trying to help her as opposed to just talking about her outfit."
And veteran music industry figure Randy Jackson chipped in: "I'm just trying to help you, a little bit, 30 years. Insight."
But Nicki seemed to take this the wrong way, declaring: "Oh, you’re right. I'm sorry I can't help her. Maybe I should just get off the f****ing panel."
And with that she rose and left.
Mariah joked: "That was my move. I was gonna do that the next time she bagged on me."
But a seething Minaj told her to "shut the f*** up"’ from the sidelines, before saying generally: "Finish the show. I'm done."
Nicki has previously reserved her ire for Mariah alone.