American Idol

‘American Idol’ Tries to Make Us Believe the Minaj-Carey War Isn’t For Ratings
‘American Idol’ Tries to Make Us Believe the Minaj-Carey War Isn’t For Ratings
Nigel Lythgoe, producer of 'American Idol' (and just about every other FOX reality show), insists that smackdown between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was very real and wasn't conjured up by the publicity-hungry suits at the network. Not because they'd never do such a thing, but because the timing is way off.