Thursday, October 4, 2012

Mariah Carey hires extra security after Nicki Minaj incident

A potentially explosive situation on the set of American Idol this week between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj has gone very public.

Video of a feud between the new Idol judges during auditions for the new season was leaked early this week, with Minaj challenging and swearing at Carey as the two egos clashed on the set.

Things boiled over when Minaj was heard saying to Mariah, “if you say one more disrespectful thing to me…off with your head!”

Now, Mariah tells Barbara Walters of The View that she has hired extra security to handle Minaj

“Just before we went on the air, I called Mariah,” said Walters. “She said that what you heard was troublesome, but that’s not what really worried her. She said that that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch.’”

"She said she is very concerned. She is with her twins," Walters says. "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."

“Nicki has not apologized but they have since been together at meetings with producers and judges,” continued Walters. “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.’

“At this point, Mariah said she doesn't feel comfortable emotionally, but she will continue with the show because she loves the show and she loves mentoring the contestants.”

American Idol is currently holding auditions and will returns for its new season in January.

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