Following the big blow-up between American Idol judges Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey during the show’s auditions in North Carolina—in which the “Super Bass” rapper unleashed a lot of expletives—Barbara Walters reported on The View that Mariah Carey told her Nicki made a threat to shoot her.
Her exact words, according to Mariah, were:
“If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch.”
On a recent episode of The View, Walters revealed that she called Mariah and spoke to her about the fight with Nicki, which was all caught on tape. The TV personality then proceeded to tell the audience about her conversation with Mariah:
“She said that what you heard was troublesome. But that’s not what really worried her. She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch’.”
“And she said there were staff members who heard her, hairdressers, producers, other people. She said she is very concerned, she is with her twins. She doesn’t feel that anything would happen (I’m quoting now) but Nicki is unpredictable and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security.”
Walters then revealed:
“Nicki has not apologized, but they have since been together at meetings… there was a meeting yesterday morning. After the meeting, Nicki said to Mariah, ‘I love you, but we might fight again’… Mariah responded, ‘No, we will not’.”
Thankfully, Mariah made it clear in her conversation with Barbara that she would not let the animosity between her and Nicki faze her or keep her from doing her job on American Idol. Barbara continued:
“Mariah said doesn’t feel comfortable emotionally. But she will continue with the show because she loves the show and she loves mentoring the contestants.”
Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj responded by tweeting:
“I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.”
She later tweeted again:
“I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn.”
Something tells us things are about to get a whole lot worse.
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