And after a video of the two judges going at it during an audition in Charlotte, NC, was leaked this week you would think that the country star was annoyed by the situation – but he is in fact loving all the drama.
"I love it, i gotta say. I love working with passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It's a very alive and very invigorating work environment. A lot of passion."
But Keith added that people would be surprised who the biggest diva is on set – yup Dawg himself!
"Randy [Jackson] is the craziest," the Australian star said. "So, you know, unpredictable."
The Mariah/Nicki drama will certainly make for interesting viewing when the new season premieres in January 2013.
What do you think of the Mariah Carey/Nicki Minaj cat fight – will it make AI more fun to watch or is it a turnoff?
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