Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey in American Idol War of Words

Filming of the 12th series of American Idol was temporarily abandoned in Charlotte, North Carolina last night after a row broke out between rapper Nicki Minaj and fellow judge Mariah Carey.

The rapper appears to shout “I’m not fuckin’ putting up with her fuckin’ highness over thereâ€?, to which Carey responded “Why do I have a three year old sitting around me?â€?.

The dispute had apparently followed an argument over the quality of one of the contestants hoping to emulate the success of last year’s winner, Phillip Phillips. According to the gossip site TMZ, Minaj also allegedly said “I’m gonna knock you outâ€? though this wasn’t recorded in the video.

This isn’t the first feud that rapper Minaj has been in though, having also been involved in a drawn out spat with L’il Kim, and if she isn’t careful she won’t have any female mid-1990s urban pop music star friends left.