(USA TODAY) -- And the war between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey rages on...
This time around? Well, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton did stoke the fires.
Let's backtrack, shall we?
On Wednesday's Idol, upon critiquing a contestant's performance, Carey made a jab in Minaj's direction, saying: "Again, back to the Billboard Hot 100, No. 1 song, which you just performed -- which is difficult to get; not everybody has that."
Here's where Hilton comes in: responding to a Thursday morning post on his gossip website which declared "Mariah Carey BURNS Nicki Minaj on 'Idol'," Minaj tweeted to Hilton, "Bwaha! Burn? Shes sad i tied her record for Hot 100 entries in only 3 years of being in the game. Yep, a black female rapper @perezhilton."
And then: "What u SHOULD be doing (wit your messy [expletive]) is asking why a woman SO successful at her age, is still so INSECURE, and bitter @perezhilton."
Oh, and Minaj also alluded to rumors that Idol wants Jennifer Lopez back on the judging panel: "All dem #1s but JLo phone ringin? Lol. I guess having a personality, being a secure woman, and giving genuine critique still trumps that."