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Nicki Minaj Rips Barbara Walters Over Mariah Carey 'Idol' Feud

TV host had called Minaj 'unpredictable' on 'The View'

November 12, 2012 10:40 AM ET
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Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj has extended her beef with Mariah Carey to Barbara Walters, according to the Huffington Post. After the tensions between the two American Idol judges led to a confrontation last month, Walters described Minaj as "unpredictable" on The View. In part two of the E! special Nicki Minaj: My Truth last night, Minaj revealed she was hurt by the comments and says Walters never reached out to her.

"Am I not good enough for you to get my side? . . . If I was J. Lo, you woulda called J. Lo's camp," said Minaj, referring to previous Idol judge Jennifer Lopez. "I'm only good enough for you to tell people that I’m unpredictable when you don't fucking know me!"

Following Walters' comments last month, Minaj tweeted, "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!!!! LmAooooooooooo." Walters countered that she had indeed reached out to Minaj. Part three of Nicki Minaj: My Truth airs November 17th.

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