Mariah Carey has put on a smile after dealing with catfights for the past couple of weeks with fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj.
Carey, who was celebrating husband Nick Cannon’s 32nd birthday on Sunday, tweeted a photo of herself on Cannon’s lap, wearing a little black dress, along with the photo caption, “On to the party! Happy birthday @nickcannon!”
Despite the stress she has been dealing with at the "American Idol" auditions thanks to her conflicts with Nicki Minaj, Carey managed to clear her head long enough to enough spend quality time with her husband of four years.
Cannon spoke out in defense of his wife after Minaj had a heated altercation with Carey at last week's auditions.
“I told them I’m not [expletive] putting up with your [expletive] highness over here,” Minaj reportedly said during the clash, according to TMZ.
Last Wednesday, Cannon spoke with Access Hollywood, calling his wife “strong” and “classy,” while not mentioning Minaj at all.
“When you think about what the show is actually about and represents … I feel like it’s taking away from the quality of what ‘Idol’ is all about. This is about people accomplishing their dreams, experts guiding these young people to do what they’ve done.
"My wife is the strongest and classiest woman that I’ve ever met. If you watch the video, she just maintains her composure. … I don’t think she’s moved by the theatrics and pageantry of it all. She signed up to do a job to help young people accomplish their dreams, and this is like a sidebar. I hope that’s not what this show becomes, about the cat fights. The show is solely about a singing competition. That’s why America loves these shows. They want to see people reach a certain goal or win … and then to make it about something it’s not, it kind of shows that the producers and the network are losing their foot a little bit,” Cannon said.