Mariah Hires Extra Security After Nicki Feud
By JACKIE WILLIS
October 04, 2012
Barbara Walters shared some concerning comments from Mariah Carey following a reports on Wednesday that Nicki Minaj cursed out Carey on the American Idol set.
On Thursday's The View, Walters revealed that she had spoken with Carey, 42, before the show, and disclosed that the singer had hired extra security after Minaj, 29, was overheard saying while walking off set, "If I had a gun, I'd shoot a b****."
Though Carey is very concerned and not "comfortable emotionally," Walters said she doesn't actually think anything will happen but can't take a chance. "Nicki said after the meeting, 'I love you but we may fight again.' Mariah said, 'No I will not,'" Walters read.
Meanwhile, according to Carey's comments, the other new judge Keith Urban just wants everything to be normal.
Carey told Walters that they've been in meetings with the producers since the altercation, and are set to have a photo shoot later today.
The singer's hope is that everyone will act in a professional manner.
UPDATE- Minaj sent out a series of tweets following Carey's comments, the first one reading: "The struggle to be a victim is real in these streets. Lmaooooooooooo."
Other tweets read:
"The struggle to not have the kid on the show is real in these streets. Lmaooooooooo."
"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."
"Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz."
"Barbara walters didn't reach out from our team barbz. I guess we're too dangerous. Don't shake if u don't wannA get shook!!!! LmAooooooooooo"
"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."
"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."
"All I do is compliment u. That's not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don't have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady..."