Keith Urban must be wondering what on earth he’s got himself into.
The American Idol set has turned into a diva-flavoured security fortress as the show’s two new female judges – Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj – continue their crazy war of words.
News.com.au reports that Carey rocked up to American Idol auditions in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a police escort, several bodyguards, and minders – after Minaj previously threatened to ‘shoot’ her.
Carey had previously told ABC News‘ Barbara Walters about the threats and said she had to take action.
“Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the b****,” Walters said on ABC’s The View, adding that Carey told her over the phone “she can’t take a chance” and has “hired extra security.”
“Nicki has not apologised and since then they have been together at meetings with producers and judges,” Walters added.
“After the meeting, Nicki said ‘I love you but we might fight again’,” and Mariah responded “No, we will not.”
Since then, Minaj has tweeted: “Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she’s a black rapper. Lmao. I’ll then hit up Barbara n milk it.”
“I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon,” she added. “Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn. Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake if u don’t wannA get shook!!!!”
Walters said that Carey feels emotionally unstable but will continue with “Idol” because “she loves the show and loves mentoring the contestants.”
Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she's a black rapper. Lmao. I'll then hit up Barbara n milk it
— Mrs. Petty (@NICKIMINAJ) October 4, 2012