The latest Hollywood celebrity gossip reports that MARIAH CAREY and NICKI MINAJ‘s feud on “American Idol” is staged for show ratings… and credible celebrities have spoken to prove it!

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The first few days of “American Idol” auditions have proven to be more of a dramatic sitcom than a reality singing competition, thanks to the ongoing rivalry between its newest judges, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, who recently started fighting in front of the cameras.

But according to some very reliable sources, there is no feud and Nicki surely didn’t threaten to shoot Mariah… because it’s all made up to boost the ratings for the show’s new season.

Our first testimony comes from celebrity mentor Cee Lo Green, who is “not intimidated” about “Idol” stealing the focus from his show, “The Voice.” And when asked if he thought the diva cat fight was legit, he answered:

“This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything’s legit.”

Now more importantly, former “American Idol” judge Steven Tyler answered the same bugging question with a resounding:

“Of course!”

Now who are we not to believe these two?

Do you agree with Cee Lo and Steven?

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