Mariah Carey fears for her life and Nicki Minaj is furious. Welcome to the current state of play between American Idol’s warring divas.
After their verbal smackdown on Tuesday at the Charlotte, N.C auditions, things have escalated and turned even nastier (if that is possible).
Carey has spoken to Barbara Walters and revealed that she has had to add extra security after she claims that Minaj did threaten to shoot her during their confrontation on Tuesday.
“She said she’s very concerned,” Walters continued. “She is with her twins. She doesn’t feel that anything would happen, but Nicki is unpredictable, and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security.”
While the confrontation was captured on video, the threat of a gun was not.
But according to Carey, several “Idol” staffers, including hairdressers and producers, heard it, too.
Minaj is furious about Carey’s interview and claims and has taken to Twitter to rant her feelings.
“Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team,” Minaj tweeted. “I guess we’re too dangerous.”
But she was just warming up.
She later took to the social networking site to unleash her fury.
“I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet,” she added.“Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.”
Continuing on with her attack, she wrote:“ 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.”
“American Idol” producers are staying out of the duelling diva battle, most likely as behind the scenes, they are rubbing their hands with glee as they can foresee that the Carey/Minaj battle could equate to ratings gold for the show.