Jennifer Hudson says ‘American Idol’ feud is ‘just for ratings for the show’

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Jennifer Hudson performs at a taping of We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston on October 11, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California. The show airs November 16, 2012. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jennifer Hudson performs at a taping of We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute To Whitney Houston on October 11, 2012 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, California. The show airs November 16, 2012. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson is the latest celebrity to weigh on the feud between American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj.

Tensions between Carey and Minaj exploded during Idol auditions that were being held in Charlotte, North Carolina last week. Leaked behind-the-scenes footage showed Minaj and Carey in a profanity-laced argument that lasted for nearly 60 seconds.

Hudson, who was a contestant on season 3 of American Idol, says that she doesn’t believe the feud between the show’s current judges is legit.

“I don’t believe it,” Hudson told TMZ at LAX this weekend, adding, “I think it’s just for ratings for the show.”

The Dreamgirls actress is not the only pop star to say that the feud is fake.

Last week The Voice judge, Cee Lo Green, weighed on the Idol drama saying, “This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything’s legit.”

So do you think the feud between Carey and Minaj is real or just for ratings?

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