For some inexplicable reason, American Idol included Nicki Minaj leaving the set of the show during the Charlotte auditions last night, but edited out the actual fight that followed Summer Cunningham’s audition.
While we saw the judges talking about whether or not Summer is only suited for singing country, we did not see Nicki telling Mariah things such as, “Every time you take a shot at me I’m a take it back, and if you gotta fucking problem then handle it. I told them, I’m not fucking putting up with your fucking highness over there … figure it the fuck out.” (MTV News has a full transcript.)
It was ultimately obnoxious, and Fox deserves more than the slightly lower ratings the show got last night for endlessly teasing it and then refusing to show the good parts.
Here’s the footage that made news last summer:
And here’s the sanitized version that aired on Fox last night: