MARIAH CAREY- J. LO WAR

Published on: February 5, 2013
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NationalEnquirer.com

A furious MARIAH CAREY is blasting JENNIFER LOPEZ for stabbing her in the back, say sources.

Former “American Idol” judge J.Lo is secretly giving career advice to Mariah’s bitter enemy, fellow “Idol” judge Nicki Minaj, in an attempt to have the flamboyant rapper outshine Mariah on the panel, the sources add.

The 12th season of the hit FOX show has gotten off to an explosive start thanks to a months-long simmering feud between Mariah, 43, and the 30-year-old “Super Bass” singer. Nicki has publicly blasted Mariah as a “bitch,” allegedly threatened her with a gun and stormed off the stage during auditions in Charlotte, N.C.

“Mariah considers Nicki to be more of a pest than anything, like a buzzing gnat,” revealed a close source. “But it’s Jennifer who really gets under her skin. They’ve always bad-mouthed each other, but Mariah hit the roof when she heard Jennifer called Nicki and offered to help her become the most popular ‘American Idol’ judge.

Jennifer is instructing Nicki on everything, from how to treat contestants to what to wear. Mariah was so upset she called Jennifer directly and told her to butt out!”

Mariah reportedly signed a whopping $18 million deal last July to join the “Idol” judges’ panel just weeks after it was confirmed that Jennifer wasn’t returning.

“It boils down to Mariah having always viewed Jennifer as a subpar singer and actress,” said the source. “And J.Lo thinks Mariah is stuck-up, and has poked fun at her weight struggles. Mariah and Jennifer are now archenemies.”