Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Young Money princess Nicki Minaj and fellow American Idol  Judge Mariah Carey apparently exchanged words yesterday during an audition in North Carolina and it was not pretty!

TMZ released a video of the heated argument, thus confirming the alleged rumors of dissention between the two divas.  Apparently this feud has been going on ever since Minaj signed on to be a judge.

According to the video, Minaj is seen throwing verbal threats towards Carey while AI Judge Keith Urban is sitting between them.

“Get this s— in self control, get in control, get in control.  Don’t lose your head. Don’t lose your head. Don’t tell me I’m a gangster.”

Minaj also said: “So every time you patronize me, I’ma take it back, and if you’ve got a f—– problem handle it,” Minaj warned as the pop diva continued to talk back. “I told them [producers] I’m not f—– putting up with her highness over there. Figure it the f— out. Figure it out.”

Reports say producers quickly shut the audition down and plans are underway to figure out how to diffuse the apparent rift between the two before the new season starts in January.