Nick Minaj and Mariah Carey's curse-laced 'American Idol' argument

The “American Idol” auditions in Charlotte, North Carolina got heated Tuesday after singer-rapper Nicki Minaj unleashed a curse-laced tirade aimed at singer Mariah Carey.

In exclusive footage obtained by TMZ, Nicki says "I told them I'm not [expletive] putting up with her [expletive] highness over there." Minaj also threatens to “knock out” Mariah, TMZ reports.

Minaj is getting $12 million for a one-year deal as a judge on the hit Fox singing series.

She is accompanied by newcomers Mariah Carey and Keith Urban and show veteran Randy Jackson.

Watch the full video at TMZ.