Nicki Minaj launched into a tirade on Twitter this afternoon to defend herself after her fellow American Idol judge Mariah Carey told Barbara Walters that she was threatened by the Pink Friday rapper. Carey told Walters in a phone call that after the alleged showdown during the Tuesday show taping, she hired extra security. She also claimed that Minaj said, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the bitch,” following yesterday’s curse-laden rant.
After Walters relayed the phone conversation on The View this morning, Minaj fired back on Twitter. “I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet,” Minaj wrote. “Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.”
That wasn’t all Minaj had to say. Just hours before, Minaj wrote, “Hey yAll. Lets just say nick 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.” She quickly followed that with a flat-out denial of the threat: “Ironically, no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz.”
In her conversation with Walters, Carey called Minaj “unpredictable” and claimed that she “can’t take a chance” with her safety after the dispute. She also told Walters that she “doesn’t feel comfortable emotionally” but will continue in her judging role on Idol, and she retweeted messages of support from fans.
Carey and Minaj met with producers yesterday to discuss the altercation, with Minaj reportedly telling Carey afterward, “I love you but we might fight again,” to which Carey responded, “No, we will not.”
You can check out Walters’ full rundown of her talk with Carey from today’s episode of The View here: