Barbara Walters: Mariah Told Me Nicki Minaj Threatened Her Life
Just as the Nicki Minaj/ Mariah Carey American Idol feud was beginning to calm down, Barbara Walters went on The View this morning and reignited the whole mess. The longtime journalist and personal friend of Carey’s told her co-hosts the worried pop star has hired more security guards because the rapper called her a bitch and threatened her life.
Footage of the onset brouhaha has been making the rounds all week, but none of it shows Minaj actually making any physical threats against her fellow judge. Instead, it merely shows her verbally berating Carey for continually citing her own accomplishments. Whether it happened off camera or didn't happen at all, Walters clearly buys it. Here’s what she had to say this morning…
In the hours since Walters went on television and coddled Carey, Minaj has fired back aggressively on Twitter, denying she said made any threats and openly mocking Carey for her unwillingness to solve her problems herself. Sources close to the production have criticized Mariah for turning many of the contestant critiques into extended speeches about herself. That’s supposedly what started the argument, and based on her comments, Nicki is definitely still bothered by it. Here’s a look at one of her tweets addressing the matter…
”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...”
I have no idea where this car accident in progress will end up, but it is theater of the highest order. More than likely, it will help ratings, and contrary to what Barbara may tell you, it’s far from clear who the real bad guy is.