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Steven Tyler and Cee-Lo Thought 'Idol' Feud Is Fake

October 6, 2012 (5:30 pm) GMT
The two singers, who have been on similar seat, believed the feud between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was rating-driven.
Steven Tyler

Two celebrities have agreed that the feud between and on "" audition was actually staged. , who used to judge the show with and for two seasons, called it a BS, and so did "" coach .

TMZ caught up with Tyler outside a restaurant on Friday, October 5 night, asking him whether he thought the fighting was not real. " 'Course, are you kidding?" he told the reporter, adding that he would never go back to the show. Tyler quit last season to pursue new projects with .

Meanwhile, Cee-Lo commented, "This is Hollywood, California. Hardly anything's legit."

Host himself has admitted that the feud was good for the ratings. "We want that! We want them to be on this panel together. This is a good team, a great team, to go out and look for the next American Idol ... the feedback that they give is very good," he said on his morning radio show earlier this week.

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