As you may know by now, the poorly concealed hatred Nicki Minaj harbors for Mariah Carey and vice versa vastly overshadowed anything else that might have happened on last night’s hours long American Idol season premiere. From the very first moment, when Mariah questioned the degree to which Nicki’s drum major hat was “allowed,” you could tell there was going to be major shade thrown. Luckily for us, that shade makes for great GIFs; here are the best five.
1. Mariah reminded Nicki that she owes her:
2. Nicki called Mariah a bitch while doing “The Lawnmower.” Mariah rebuked it:
3. One of the contestant said that she thinks “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is the best Christmas song ever, and Nicki went there:
4. Mariah Carey enjoyed looking at pictures of herself:
5. Mariah asked if she could keep a contestant’s photo of herself at Camp Mariah, and Nicki made a face:
I think there were also some auditions or something. But who cares about that? Fight! Fight! Fight!