In October, at the "American Idol" auditions in Charlotte, N.C., Minaj had a heated altercation with her co-judge, Carey, as Keith Urban sat between the superstars.
“I told them I’m not [expletive] putting up with your [expletive] highness over here,” Minaj reportedly said during the interaction.
Meanwhile, Carey’s responses are inaudible in a video that was released by TMZ.
Taping for the hit talent competition was halted after the shouting match.
But Minaj told Leno that she loves Carey. “I’m one of her biggest fans in the world, darling. [...] It definitely wasn’t a fake feud, that I can say for a fact. It’s just one of those weird things you’d have to see to get it.
A lot of it starts off with us just joking but we are passionate, and both crazy and then sometimes it just goes *makes cat noise*.”
Watch Nicki Minaj’s interview on 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' below.