American Idol Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj feud "real", says Jennifer Lopez

  • Former American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez has said she believes the feud between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey is "real".

    The two judges have reportedly clashed repeatedly on the show with each another, with a video allegedly showing the pair shouting.

    Carey has laughed off the claims but Lopez says the arguments are likely to be going on.

    "I heard a little bit," she said. "As far as my experience goes, whatever's happening is usually really real."

    She added that she missed working on the show.

    "I do miss it," she admitted. "I loved doing the show and I loved all the people there."

    Lopez spent two years on the judging panel of American Idol but announced in July that she would be quitting the role.

    "I honestly feel like the time has come that I have to get back to doing the other things that I do that I've put kind of put on hold," she said at the time.

    Since leaving the panel she has toured with Enrique Iglesias and released a greatest hits album, Dance Again... The Hits.