OK, we’re going to be honest; we hadn’t really considered this question until we heard Michael Yo of the Yo Show actually asking the US president if he was capable of such a thing, but now that the question’s out there, it’s surely worth thinking about!
Barack Obama appeared as a guest on The Yo Show and within seconds of having him on air, Michael had already posed the question that he thought the American voting public really wanted the answer to this: “Can you repair the relationship between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey on American Idol? That’s what the people wanna know.” Obviously used to having tricky questions thrown his way, Obama took it all in his stride and simply said that he had faith in the pair of divas to sort their own troubles out. “"I think that they are going to be able to sort it out, I am confident… I'm all about bringing people together, working for the same cause, I think both outstanding artists are going to be able to make sure that they're moving forward and not going backwards.”
Ever the diplomat, Obama refused to be drawn on which of the pop stars he preferred, explaining that he had a lot of respect for Mariah, as she’d helped with some party promotion for him, though he admitted that he had Ms Minaj’s music on his iPod. Conversation then turned to other matters such as… you know… politics and the state of the nation. The election. And Mitt Romney. The stuff you’d probably expect the president to be thinking about right now.