Mariah Carey Hires Security For ‘Idol’ Beef

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  • NEW YORK (AP) — Is this "Idol" threat an idle threat?

    Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters her fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her, Walters reported on ABC's "The View" Thursday morning.

    Consulting her notes, Walters recounted a phone conversation with Carey just before the ABC talk show went on the air, with new details of Tuesday's blowup between Carey and Minaj that was partly captured on video made public on the TMZ website.

    Walters said Carey told her that "when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, 'If I had a gun I would shoot the (adjective unspoken by Walters) bitch.'"

    After a meeting on Wednesday attended by the pair, Minaj said to Carey, "I love you, but we might fight again," according to Walters. "Mariah responded, 'No, we will not.'"

    Walters said Carey told her that the singer had hired extra security.

    "Mariah said she doesn't feel comfortable emotionally," Walters reported. "But she will continue with the show because she loves the show. And she loves mentoring the contestants."

    Walters issued an invitation to Minaj, a past guest of "The View," asking her to return to the show to give her side of the story.

    But Minaj wasted no time responding with a string of Twitter postings.

    One read: "Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. Ppl will believe it cuz she's a black rapper. Lmao. I'll then hit up Barbara n milk it"

    She continued: "Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol (at) the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz."

    A bit later, she tweeted: "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."

    Rumors of drama between Minaj and Carey began to swirl as soon as the new panel was officially announced on Sept. 16.

    Then the blurry web video released Tuesday by TMZ.com displayed what appeared to be an argument between Minaj and Carey during the tryout taping in Charlotte, N.C. On the video, Minaj announces that she is no longer putting up with "her … Highness," in an expletive-enhanced reference to Carey.

    Fox's "American Idol" is still the nation's most popular show despite a dramatic fall-off in ratings last season that led to Randy Jackson being joined by three new judges, who also include country singer Keith Urban.

    The show's new season premieres in January.
     

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    7 thoughts on “Mariah Carey Hires Security For ‘Idol’ Beef

    1. I didn’t know that Moriah felt that way but can believe it. Want to be black when it is convenient. I don’t think she is worth the money she is getting and Nikki aint taking that crap. Idol is making out in ratings and so is Simon. OBAMA 2012

    2. I didn’t know that Moriah felt that way but can believe it. Want to be black when it is convenient. I don’t think she is worth the money she is getting and Nikki aint taking that crap. Idol is making out in ratings and so is Simon. OBAMA 2012

    3. I think American Idol is doing this for ratings…..I don’t like either one of them…..I was done with Mariah in 1989 when doing an interviie for her song Vision of Love when she stated, I am not black, i wish people would stop saying I am black….That is when she was with the Sony guy….Every time she needed a hit, she went to someone black…..As far as Nicki, I am 50 years old and don’t do much of her…..She reminds me of a clown…..

    4. you know what these 2 are supposed to be adults???
      at the end of the day arent you both getting paid?!!! put ur differences aside, shut the lleh up and move on. dont let nobody mess w/ ur money. keep it up. at this rate both of yall shd be fired…then again its all for ratings anyway. I stopped watchin that fake show whn fantasia won.

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