Pass the Q-Tips
As seen in: American Idol (Fox)
We all saw the now infamous clip of Nicki Minaj cursing Mariah Carey smooth out in while filming American Idol's audition process. Unfortunately, it would be several months before the "Up Out My Face" collaborators would bother to look at each other and actually allow words to seep from their mouths. When that finally happened, the fight culminated with Nicki Minaj pulling out a Q-tip from her purse to hand to Mariah.
Idol was already a declining brand, but when one of your judges starts bringing props to the set, perhaps it's time you take the show out back and shoot it dead.