Mariah Carey Spends $1,500 on Eight-Hour Massage

Celebrity News Oct. 24, 2012 AT 4:00PM
Mariah Carey attends the 12th Annual BMI Urban Awards at the Saban Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Mariah Carey attends the 12th Annual BMI Urban Awards at the Saban Theatre on September 7, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. Credit: David Livingston/Getty Images

Ambien? A white-noise machine?

That's kid stuff for a sleepy Mariah Carey.

The American Idol diva arranged an eight-hour rub-down while she got shut-eye at her L.A. mansion September 29.

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"The masseuse made $1,500," a source tells Us Weekly. On top of that, Carey had a seriously kooky request.

"She insisted [Sacha Baron Cohen's] Bruno play on repeat," the insider adds. "It looped the entire time!"

Carey's elaborate massage may have been necessary in order to relieve the tension she's built up dealing with Nicki Minaj on the set of American Idol. The two women are embroiled in an ongoing feud after Minaj launched into a profane taped rant against the Grammy winner during auditions in Charlotte, N.C.

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Still, an insider tells Us show execs "love the drama. They feel like they've struck gold."

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