Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj Say They’ve Made Up – But Their Body Language Suggests Otherwise

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Forget the fat lady … It’s not over until Mariah Carey or Nicki Minaj sing.

Although Carey said at a Fox TCA panel on Tuesday to promote the upcoming 12th season of “American Idol” that she and the “Va Va Voom” rapper had gotten past their October 2 fight – during which Minaj reportedly threatened to shoot Carey – their body language at the event told a different story.

With fellow new judge Keith Urban sitting between them, the two divas seemed tense, and it showed.

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“Mariah wants nothing to do with Nicki as she leans her body away from her,” body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass tells omg! about Carey, who sat with her legs crossed at the ankles. “Her shoulder is up and she is literally giving Nicki the cold shoulder.”

But Minaj is throwing an equal amount of shade at Carey and looks “angry” as she stares at the ground. “Her hunched posture means that she is not feeling so confident here on the stage,” notes Dr. Glass. “There is lots of facial tension in her lower jaw, which means she is feeling angry.”

Minaj’s words also hinted at that emotion. After Carey described their feud to a reporter at the TCAs as “one-sided,” the rapper shot back, “No, it wasn’t.”

Do you think the tension between Mariah and Nicki will get better or worse when they have to work together every week on “Idol”?

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