Never one to pass up a chance to appear hip, President Barack Obama decided to weigh in on the rivalry brewing on ‘American Idol’ between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey when he called into Miami’s ‘Michael Yo Show,’ reports the Los Angeles Times.
As previously reported by NewsOne, the Queen Diva and diva-in-training got into a loud argument on the set, which escalated into interviews with Barbara Walters, allegations of gun threats and Twitter rants.
See argument below:
Queen Latifah weighed in, telling Anderson Cooper that though she would “never take sides in ignorance,” Minaj needed to respect her elders.
Obama, who obviously has given this some thought, said he sees reconciliation in their future:
“I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident,” Obama 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.”
Listen to the full ‘Yo Show’ clip here.
Obama clearly favors Mariah, stating that she and husband Nick Cannon had done events for him, but that he had Minaj on his ipod.
Though the president went on to discuss serious issues, like the future of this country, one was left wondering why in the world he has Minaj on his ipod. But one thing is for certain, he is definitely Team Mariah.