A few months ago, "American Idol" made national headlines when leaked video footage showed what appeared to be a massive fight between new judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Well, that moment arrived during this Wednesday night's Charlotte auditions. And while the specific footage leaked -- which included Nicki cursing out Mariah -- was not seen, much of what must have led up to that moment was.

It all centered around contestant Summer Robins. While the rest of the judges seemed to be trying to convince her that country music was where she belonged -- she wanted to be a more soulful country vocalist -- Nicki was looking more and more irritated. When she got a chance to chime in, she chastised the other judges for trying to pigeonhole Summer into a specific style of music. Why not let her be what she wants to be?

When Randy Jackson came back saying that he was just trying to help her out, citing his 30 years of professional experience, Nicki snapped. "Oh, you’re right. I’m sorry. I can’t help her," she fumed. "Maybe I should just get off the f*cking panel!"

The episode made it look like the tantrum shut down production for the rest of the day. The first contestant of the next day asked the judges to stop fighting, and it looked like they were getting along much better. Either that, or the edit was much more kind.

The "American Idol" road show heads to Baton Rouge next as the show continues on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.

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  • Randy Jackson

    <strong>Name: </strong>Randy Jackson <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-12 <strong>Known for:</strong> Coining the phrases "Yo dawg" and "It's a little pitchy."

  • Paula Abdul

    <strong>Name:</strong>Paula Abdul <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-8 <strong>Known for:</strong> Crying while judging.

  • Simon Cowell

    <strong>Name:</strong> Simon Cowell <strong>Seasons:</strong> 1-9 <strong>Known for:</strong> His brutal judging tactics.

  • Kara DioGuardi

    <strong>Name: </strong>Kara DioGuardi <strong>Seasons:</strong> 8-9 <strong>Known for:</strong> Introducing the world to "neckitude."

  • Ellen DeGeneres

    <strong>Name:</strong> Ellen DeGeneres <strong>Season:</strong> 9 <strong>Known for:</strong> Walking away from her five-year contract after only one season.

  • Jennifer Lopez

    <strong>Name: </strong>Jennifer Lopez <strong>Seasons:</strong> 10-11 <strong>Known for:</strong> Stealing the spotlight from the contestants.

  • Steven Tyler

    <strong>Name:</strong> Steven Tyler <strong>Seasons:</strong> 10-11 <strong>Known for:</strong> Criticizing and hitting on contestants with confidence.

  • Nicki Minaj

    <strong>Name:</strong> Nicki Minaj <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Trademark:</strong> Feuding with Mariah Carey whenever possible.

  • Keith Urban

    <strong>Name:</strong> Keith Urban <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Known for:</strong> Making country references whenever possible.

  • Mariah Carey

    <strong>Name:</strong> Mariah Carey <strong>Seasons:</strong> 12-? <strong>Known for: </strong> Trying to compete with Nicki Minaj's diva lifestyle.