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Nicki Minaj Carries "American Idol" Feud with Mariah to Twitter, Calls Her "Insecure & Bitter"

Image courtesy of Michael Becker/Fox (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Michael Becker/Fox (via ABC News Radio)

Wednesday night on American Idol, Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey were in an especially combative mood, yelling and sniping at each other several times.  At one point, Mariah seemed to be dissing Nicki for never having had a number one hit...a fact that Nicki threw back in Mariah's face Thursday on Twitter.

Referring to the rumors that American Idol execs considered firing Mariah and bring back Jennifer Lopez as a replacement, Nicki tweeted on Thursday, "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that."

Before that, Nicki had tweeted, referring to Mariah, "Shes sad i tied her record for Hot 100 entries in only 3 years of being in the game."  That's true: Nicki and Mariah both have had 44 singles chart on Billboard's Hot 100, with Nicki recently tying Mariah thanks to her latest single, "High School."

Continuing her critique of Mariah, Nicki also tweeted to Perez Hilton , who'd been commenting on the judges' catfighting, "What u SHOULD be doing...is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter."

So far, Mariah has not responded...at least not on Twitter.

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