In an exclusive interview with “Nightline” and Barbara Walters, Mariah Carey will address the highly publicized feud between her and “American Idol” colleague Nicki Minaj, including the fact that Carey has hired more security in the wake of Minaj’s reported threats.
“I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do,” Carey tells Walters. “Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not going to take any chances.”
The two divas joined the judges’ table for the upcoming season and have had heated words for each other since the announcement was made. Carey claims Minaj threatened her after an argument during an audition in North Carolina, with Minaj reportedly saying, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that B*tch.”
Minaj has denied making the gun remarks, but Carey seems to be making the best of the situation either way. “For all the drama, I hope it helps the show,” she said. “I think it’s a classic, classy show and it didn’t need this.”