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According to American Idol producers, the Nicki Minaj-Mariah Carey beef may have been blown out of proportion.

In a joint statement, the show's producers addressed the feud, saying: "This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had. We love and support all of the judges and the fantastic work they are doing, and we can't imagine a better group to find the next American Idol."

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