If like me you had no idea there was a Nicky Minaj-Mariah Carey feud, well at least we have Obama to help us out. The dude’s certainly an all-purpose president, isn’t he? If he’s not offering failed baseball picks, he’s on the cutting edge of popular culture with an opinion on a feud between a couple of divas.
The President of the United States has weighed in on the greatest feud of our time. And by that we mean yes, Barack Obama has commented on the on-set tensions between “American Idol” hosts Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey.
If you recall, during a recent taping of the show Minaj unleashed a slew of not-safe-for-primetime words at Carey; Carey later countered with claims that Minaj threatened to “shoot” her (a claim Minaj has denied).
Naturally, a feud of such magnitude was top of mind when the president called in to radio host Michael Yo’s “The Yo Show,” and in a display of diplomacy we’ve come to know well from Obama, the president does not take a clear side on the feud, but he’s optimistic everything will be OK in the end.
“Can you repair the relationship with Mariah Carey and Nikki Minaj on ‘American Idol’?” Yo asked.
“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” the president reassured. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”
First he does a show with a guy named Pimp with a Limp. Now an appearance with some dude named Yo. But he’s afraid to sit for an interview with a real reporter.