“American Idol” aired the events leading to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s feud.
+ Last night, “American Idol” aired a few events leading up to Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj’s leaked video feud. Apparently, their disagreement stemmed from an argument about country music because, well… we really have no idea. (MTV News)
+ Justin Timberlake is heading to New Orleans for Super Bowl weekend. He’ll take the stage a day before the big game for the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night event on Feb. 2, which benefits Shriners Hospitals for Children. Questlove will DJ the charity. (MTV News)
+ Speaking of Questlove, The Roots have announced the name of their upcoming album: & Then You Shoot Your Cousin. The group is also collaborating with Elvis Costello and announced this year’s lineup for The Roots Picnic in Philadelphia, taking place in June. (MTV News)
+ Lady Gaga has confirmed she’s working on an album with Tony Bennett. She spread the news via Twitter after her appearance with Bennett at Tuesday’s Obama For America Ball. “I simply can’t wait for our album together. He’s my darling,” she wrote. (Just Jared)
+ Check out Prince’s lyric video for his new song, “Screwdriver.” He also told Billboard that a full-length album is not in the cards right now saying, “I do songs,” since he doesn’t have a major label deal. He will receive the Icon Award on May 19 at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. (Billboard)
+ The Mars Volta have broken up. Bandmate Cedric Bixler-Zavala revealed the news in a series of tweets yesterday. “I can’t sit here and pretend any more. I no longer am a member of Mars Volta.” He later added, “Sadly it’s over.” (Billboard)
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