President Obama Says He Favors Mariah Carey Over Nicki Minaj in American Idol Feud

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In what might be the oddest news of the week, President Barack Obama felt the need to speak on the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.  The president won’t touch certain issues, such as gun control or urban violence, but it seems that the fight between the two divas got his attention.

The president discussed the matter during a call in to radio show host Michael Yo on “The Yo Show.”  Being his intelligent and diplomatic self, the president gave his assessment on whether or not he could repair the relationship.

“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” the president said. “I’m all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards.”

Yo continued to push the issue to the president to see if he has a favorite between the two artists.  This led Obama to say that Mariah is his favorite, since she and her husband Nick have done events for him in the past.

“Mariah, she’s actually done some events for us. I’ve gotten to know her and Nick (Cannon), she’s a wonderful lady. Nicki I don’t know, but I’ve got her on my iPod.”

The feud between the two ladies got out of hand last week, as Mariah told Barbara Walters that Nicki threatened to shoot her.  This led to allegations of excessive dramatization on the part of Carey, who didn’t act nearly as alarmed when her husband got into an ugly fight with rapper Eminem.  Some are also wondering why Barbara Walters only wanted to hear Carey’s side of the story and didn’t request to speak to Nicki about what happened.

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45 Responses to President Obama Says He Favors Mariah Carey Over Nicki Minaj in American Idol Feud

  1. Josh Brown

    Get to the important things Mr. President! Black unemployment continues to rise, and talk is about this? I know it was just an interview but please, this may be taking away time from more important things?

  2. Van

    The title of this article “President Obama says He Favors Mariah Carey Over Nicki Minaj in American Idol Feud” makes it seem as though he takes sides with Mariah Carey over Nicki Minaj. Once read the article that is not the case at all if what is written was quoted correctly. President Obama said Mariah is his favorite based upon the fact that he knows her & her husband Nick, and that they have done events for him in the past. In other words, the title of this article is incorrect and untrue. It would be completely ignorant for our President to make such a comment when he does not know the whole story. Read your facts people before making this type of post for other people to read.

    • Van

      The President also stated that he does not know Nicki but does have her on his ipod. This to me means he likes both artists but Mariah is his favorite out of the 2 of them. I happen to like them both and Mariah is also my favorite but I don’t know them personally to take sides.

    • me112233

      This is rediculous. Syria is burning (literally). Our Ambassador and three staff are dead in Libya, and we have lost more men in Afganistan this year than any year before (and the year isn’t over yet). Unemployment sucks for everyone, and double sucks for black Americans. We are finding out our so-called “stimulus” money went to a bunch of white political contributors that are running bankrupt companies. Our federal budget is over $1,000,000,000,000 in the hole each and every year. And what does Obama do? He gives us a statement about the judges on American Idol, as if that really matters to our lives. Obama is an embarrassment.

      • Ioneze

        Anyone who says the President of the U.S is an embarrassment because he is up to date on what’s going on in the world is a Bigger Idiot then Mitt. U R the Embarrassment!!!!!!

      • THIS IS ANOTHER REASON I AM VOTING FOR THE (rich white guy) Imagine the silliness of it all. OUR DIPLOMAT, AND 3 OTHER BRAVE AMERICANS SLAUGHTERED IN THE MIDDLE EAST, OUR SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN BEING KILLED IN AFGANISTAN, AND THIS GUY TAKING SIDE IN SOME SILLY FUED, BETWEEN TWO SHO BIZ FEMALES. WHAT AN INSULT TO OUR INTELIGENCE. WAKE UP YALL, STOP BEING EMOTIONALY ATTATCHED TO THIS MAN, BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR. REMEMBER DR. KINGS WORDS ABOUT CONTENT OF CHARACTER, NOT SKIN COLOR. YO HOMES BEING FORE CLOSED, NO JOBS, FACTORY,S CLOSING, UNEMPLOYMENT AT AN ALL TIME HIGH, 1 IN 5 ON FOOD STAMPS. IF YOU STILL WANT (FREE STUFF) CRUMBS, FROM THE TABLE. VOTE FOR THIS GUY. I AM VOTING FOR A MAN WHO HAS CREATED JOBS FOR THE LAST 25 YEARS

        • Sharon

          That’s what I’m talking about. You are so on point. We don’t need a Hollywood celebrity for a President. We need a “real” leader. I’m so happy to see that there are others who are well informed, like myself, and isn’t drinking the kool-ade. So many blacks have just lost their mind over this man. They act as if he’s their “Savior”. Give me a break! He has done nothing good for this country. We’re in the worst recession ever since the Great Depression. But, so many of us are so loyal to him, would kill for him, or allow him to kill their own kids and make an excuse for him. All because he’s black. The last time I cheked, that was called racism, yet whites are called racist all the time. Think about it. Most of us are more racist than they are.Stop drinking the kool-ade. Obama doesn’t care about YOU any more than you think a white man care about you. At least, Romney is a successful business man and knows how to get the eonomy back and running again. Obama will just give you more of the same.Actually, it would get worse because he doesn’t have a clue. All he will do is continue to spend money and bankrupt the country. How long do you think the fod stamps,free phones, and welfare will last then? He’s driving the country over the cliff. Wake up, Black America!!

        • For your information, hat lady, the POTUS was simply asked a question inn regards to the rift between these two singers. He responded in a reasonable fashion. You dumb b***h, if this is what you base your vote on you are truly uninformed! The Prez never toopkk any sides in the disagreement–bhe only responded. And as far as you giving your vote to the (rich white guy), who cares. As a matter of fact he is the same guy who answered “Snookie” when a reporter asked him who does he prefer “Snookie or Honey Boo Boo!! Did you know that? Well, now you do –so whagt you got to say? As far as you being Muslim, I would bet you’re one of those so-called African-American sunni muslims. Ther ones who are taught by these foreigners not to have any pride in your own race, bet you know nothing about ypur own history but everything about theirs. You can hardly speak English, but spend most of the day trying to learn their language. Bet you stay covered up, from head to toe in (not muslim garb-because there is no such thing), but in Arab clothing. You spend half the day so-called “oraying”, and doing nothing for your community. You all are nothing like the Nagtion of Islam and its worshippers (who you all claim are not “real” muslims. They are more Muslim in actions and deeds then 90% of you all, who obviously believe that praying and counting beads are going to get you into heaven.

  3. James

    With all due respect Mr. President, there are far more important issues to,weigh in on.

    • Hey James he was doing a interview about something else, this just happened to come up in the interview, the President was asked a question an he answered it, whats wrong with that, please read b4 you make these asinine post, if you dont have nothing good to say just dont say nothing at all, WOW.

  4. Burnell

    Some people just needs to get a life. If you are being asked a question about something and you give a diplomatic answer that’s not what going to get printed. Quit being stupid people.

  5. brotherscoe

    Mariah Carey and Nick are my favorite. That Minaj with that pink hairdo belongs in a circus doing clown acts. How can one take her seriously at anything, she is fake and threatning to shoot Mariah says everything about her.

  6. Mz

    Im so glad to know that he is sticking to what’s important. Smdh

  7. whatever

    At least more than never there always a mislead article

  8. Mike C. Okereke

    Following rumors that Nicki Minaj is in support of Romney for the Presidency, could Obama, leaving far more important issues to deal with, and him getting into the fray between the Nikki Manaj and Moriah Cary, and showing that he prefers Moriah over Minaj – displaying Obama’s vindictive side?

    • Ok Mike i c you need reading glasses, reading lessons or just a better understanding, i can plainly see you need spelling lessons, but if you slow down a bit an understand what you read you will clearly see they President Obama really like both women, he just happen to like Mariah a lil more, he also have Niki music on his ipod.

    • Marie A. Self

      Read the article and try to understand what he said, which is NOT your understanding., which means you lack correct reading ability plus understanding what was said!!!

  9. jacquee

    Christ… I would do the same. If you’re for me, I’ll be for you too. He was asked the question and he gave an answer… be satisfed and move on!!

  10. Erica

    The President did NOT say he favored one artist over the other. He said he KNEW Mariah and Nick. When he is asked STUPID questions, he answers them. People need to STOP making an issue about everything. He was not asked about world peace. And these so called journalist need to state the facts, not hype foolishness.

  11. Udosed

    He is simply too publically imeshed into hiphop stuff. JZ,Beyo, commented on Kanye and others. To many ACTORS and ACTRESSES in the whitehouse on our dime..

  12. butch

    I am not surprised how this guy seems to address these kinds of issues, yet can’t manage congress. Jesus, please hurry up!!! This is truly sad LOL

  13. Brandy

    The bigger question is does Romney even know who Mariah and Niki are? Does even give a flip?

  14. Sharon McBride

    They find the simplest things to write about President Obama. Things that really don’t matter. To be understanding of the people you serve, you need to interact with them. You need to get on their level sometimes. Personally I like Nicki Minaj but the girl showed no class in handling that disagreement. Just because you earn millions of dollars does not mean you upscaled yourself from “hood”

  15. Mandingo

    The headline is wrong.I don’t support agent Obama or agent Romney who both work for the racist European regime in the US who try to fool the people into thinking that their is a choice but when you read the report he did not say he favours diva Mariah over nouveau diva Nicki.He said he knows Mariah and her husband and they have helped him and he does not know Nicki but has her on his iPod.He was asked a question and he answered thus.

  16. Mandingo

    Correction.The second sentence should read “……..that there is a choice….” and not “…..that their is a choice….”.

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  18. Makheru Bradley

    Instead of listening to Minaj he should have been reading the intelligence reports on what happened in Benghazi. He’s going to get hammered on that topic tonight.

  19. BK

    This is not the first time he President Obama has done this. He called Kanye West a jackass; I happen to agree with him on that 1 but then again I am NOT Kanye West’s president. He always gives his pics on sporting events choosing one team over the other; he weighed in on the replacement referees saying that the NFL should bring the regular referees back. Yes, he has opinions on sports in these types of things, but The President should come across as neutral on all these non-political issues! Remember, you Obama apologists always say he is the president for all the people and cannot focus on Black issues although he focuses on every other issues for every other demographic. I was completely sucked in 4 years ago people. I was so excited to see a black president that I too thought he was our Black Jesus. I know most of you brainwashed, hypnotized, Stepford Wives hate to hear it, but he has done a lot of very good things as president and in a lot of ways is failing as president! Yes, a whole lot of things have not gotten done because the Republicans hate him. And yes, many of them hate him because he is black and because his name is Barack Hussein Obama. The USA is, always has been, and always will be a racist country. But please be fair people. Just as he doesn’t deserve extra criticism because he is the first black president he also is not above reproach just because he is the first black president. He has this certain aloufness and arrogance that is unbecoming. For instance, 3 days after he was trounced by Mitt Romney in their first debate, when asked if he had been practicing for the next debate his answer was that no he has not done any practicing up to that point. This was on a Saturday. He said that he and Michelle were still celebrating their wedding anniversary throughout that weekend and he would begin rehearsing for the next debate the following week. He said he would still have plenty of time to get ready for the next debate. Now, regardless of whether his statement was true or not, that does not sound right. He came across as unconcerned and lazy. Meanwhile, on that same day Romney campaign leaders said that he had been rehearsing for the next debate all week long! I still believe that President Obama is better for the country than Mitt Romney is. I could never support Mitt Romney. I think the president still needs to get it in gear and end these wars as soon as possible, stop killing, innocent people around the world, and, like he focused on gay issues and women’s issues, and Jewish issues, and Latino issues he should start paying attention to black issues….since he is the president for all the people and loves to weigh in on issues of much less important than this.

  20. DAJ

    Give me a break. The radio host asked him about this situation. It’s not like he brought it up himself out of the clear blue sky. TV and Radio hosts always asks their guest about trivial BS that’s going on in the entertainment world just to see how in-tuned they are outside of their professions. Yet, this is the stuff that makes the headlines instead of the serious topics discussed.

  21. Harold

    “I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they’re moving forward and not going backwards”

    The President needs to show us that he understands that we must often look at the past to fix the future. I no longer get popped by hot grits because I considered why it happened in the past. To move forward, the two women need to look at what caused the problem and work to not make the same mistakes.
    We need to consider what was done in the last presidential administration that led us to this bad economy. That might help us make better decisions in the future. Ignoring the past dooms us to repeating it–the President should know that.

  22. Imhotep

    Its a Hollyhood thing and it will always be. He gets a lot of money from Tinsel Town and He has loved the starlight for years( David Letterman countless times and hosting other Celebs). Its par for the course. What is wrong with ” no comment”? I see the athletes use that term all the time when its something they want to stay away from, or when they feel its not of importance to answer. Remember the beer he had with the cop that smacked down his boy HL Gates? Where is that beer now with our voices of reason(and they haven’t smacked down anyone)? If ur not Hollyhood, you can’t get that beer and talk about what really matters. But the ex-drug dealer/shot his own brother JZ can cause like GrandMaster Flash said years ago” its all about the money aint a d**n thang funny, u gotta have a CON IN THIS LAND OF MILK AND HONEY!” Hotep

  23. ShaNu

    The president is what you would call HUMAN!!!!!!! When you are being interviewed you more than likely do not know all of the questions that are going to be asked. I would fathom to guess; though I did not hear the interview, questions were asked about the concerns of the American people. Why else would the president even agree to do the interview during election year, if not able to share his political platform. I am sure Yo, threw that question in at the last minute to get kudos from his audience.

  24. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH THE FIRST COMMNET JOSH BROWN! GETS SOME d**n JOBS DUDE! BLACK FOLKS IS HURTING! OR COUNT ME OUT!

  25. brownsuga

    And who knows if obama really called the show with all that’s on his plate where would he find the time…

  26. brownsuga

    And who knows if obama really called the show with all that’s on his plate where would he find the time…and if we black folks would stop being picky about the jobs trying to work in places with no degree we will have a job.. Go to school and wk where you can wk until u can get better.

  27. I don’t know who wrote this stupid article he did not say he favored Mariah over Niki he said that he had known her for a long time but that he also had Niki on his ipod how does his statement equal too him favoring one over the other??? please get your facts straight before you speak it is idiots and ghost writters like you that start unnessary controversy you are just as ignorant as Boyce Watkins

    • patrice

      Thank you. The majority of Blacks who have been purchased with monies to start a business or black world are just as evil as some of Republicans who lie and steal.We have black racist too.

  28. Elizabeth

    I AM SCREAMING AS I WRITE THIS. FOR ALL OF YOU WHO WANT PRESIDENT OBAMA TO DO SOMETHING FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS. PLEASE READ BELOW A FEW OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT WHICH WILL BENEFIT AFRICAN-AMERICANS. DON’T BELIEVE THE GOP LIES. DON’T LET THEM DIVIDE YOU AND CONTINUE TO CONTROL YOUR MIND. ALSO, HE DID NOT SAY HE PREFERS MARIAH OVER NICKI, HE SAID HE KNOWS MARIAH AND HER HUSBAND AND SHE HAS DONE BENEFITS FOR HIM. “REALLY FOLKS, READ AND READ WITH UNDERSTANDING”.

    SOME OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS WHICH BENEFIT AFRICAN-AMERICANS.

    • Lowered taxes for 20 million African Americans through the payroll tax cut, putting $800 back in the pocket of the typical African-American working family.
    • Invested $3.4 billion in African American-owned businesses.
    • Passed the Affordable Care Act, ending insurance company abuses and expanding access to preventive care, which will reduce health disparities for 41 million African Americans.
    • Supported the early learning programs Head Start and Early Head Start, to reach an additional 64,000 children and their families.
    • Doubled funding for Pell Grants, increasing the number of recipients and putting a college education within reach for an additional 200,000 African-American students over the next decade.
    • Invested $2.55 billion in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and other minority-serving institutions

    NOW, GO TO THE POLLS AND GIVE HIM A CHANCE TO DO MORE. HELP HIM OUT BY VOTING IN THE OTHER ELECTIONS I.E. HOUSE AND SENATE RACES. STOP PASSING THE BUCK.

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  30. Thank you Elizabeth. It seems as if some of us have amnesia when it comes to where we were when President Obama took over. Bush had 8 years to screw up every thing and we seem to think that the president can straighten it out in 4 years. Mitt Romney pays less tax than the average working Joe. He also said let General Motors go under. He said close the goal mines now he has the adasity to talk about creating jobs. All he want to do is top paying takes on all of those billions he has. He also has the nerve to speak about waht he did for the olympics when we all know that he went over there and insulted those people. Mitt sit you a sugar sugar down and stop lying we all know what you said about the 47 percent behind close doora.

  31. I can spell but I made a typo I intended to say close doors. I got so carried away because everyone should know that Mitt outsorced jobs overseas and paid less taxes than me a single mother with seven children. I worked hard and sent them to college and was never part of that so called 47 percent that he talks about behoind closed doors. I hope people realize that most of the people that he is talking about is people like me that worked hard for 30 years and is now getting my own social security that I paid into the system.

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