Mariah Carey responds to Nicki Minaj song: “It was just a crass moment”

The American Idol judge mocks Nicki by claiming she didn't know she sang

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Posted 8th January 2013 in News, Mariah Carey | By Clickmusic News Desk
Mariah Carey responds to Nicki Minaj song: “It was just a crass moment”

This feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey isn't going anywhere. Mariah has slammed the rapper as "crass".

Tensions between the two were reignited after the Nicki released a track called 'Hell, Yeah', which mocks the 'Fantasy' singer's career.

'I'm quick to check a bitch that's out of line / Why these bums so mad that the queen on Idol...

'Front row, yeah, always in a good chair / Why the fuck would I leave when I'm good here?'

In an interview with Barbra Walters on ABC News, Mariah addressed the song and the feud: "I don't know. I don't know what she's singing. I didn't know she sang, I thought she rapped or whatever.

"I think American Idol is a classic, classy show and it didn't need this. I really think it was just a crass moment."

"For me, this is ultimately about the kids, the contestants. I've been blessed to live my dream more than half my life, so I want to help give that back to someone else."

American Idol's new season begins on January 16.

Let us know what you think about Nicki vs. Mariah. Has it gone too far? Is Nicki being vicious?

Watch the interview in full below: