Mariah Carey is speaking out about her publicized feud with Nicki Minaj during the taping of 'American Idol' and it sounds like things are not altogether rosy.

"Sometimes things get heated for their own reasons," Carey tells The Hollywood Reporter about the much talked-about verbal fight with the wig-wearing MC that erupted on set during auditions in North Carolina. "I don't think the panel has an issue."

Minaj on the other hand totally evaded any questions about the feud in the interview.

'Idol' returns this month on Jan. 16. We'll just have to tune in to see if the divas can get along.

Watch Mariah Carey & Nicki Minaj Feud During 'American Idol' Auditions