The singer finds a unique way to make friends with Mariah

Nicki Minaj has revealed that she made up with fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey by playing the singer her sex tape.

The pair had been fighting since they were announced as replacements for Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler but called a truce because they felt their feud was taking attention away from the show’s contestants.

‘We watched my tape. We’re professionals,’ says Nicki, 30.

‘Have you ever had an argument with someone you work with?’

However, the judges couldn’t stop themselves from having a bicker at an American Idol press conference this week after Mariah, 42, claimed their falling-out was a ‘one-sided thing’.

Nicki was quick to hit back at her rival with: ‘No, it wasn’t!’ but later managed to smooth things over by complimenting Mariah‘s music.

‘I say nice things about Mariah all the time. She is one of my favourite artists of all time,’ said Nicki.

‘All the singers come in aspiring to be Mariah, in terms of talent and in terms of career length.’

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Anna Duff