The Straits Times
Published on Oct 05, 2012

Idol divas Carey, Minaj take their feud public


NEW YORK (AP) - Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters her fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot her, Walters reported on the American Broadcasting Company's (ABC) The View on 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.