In Part 2 of the Nicki Minaj E! reality show, My Truth, the American Idol judge dishes on the feud with fellow judge, Mariah Carey.

Nicki, ensconced on a private jet, says she felt good when she left the Idol auditions the day before. Then she heard that Mariah went on The View with the “fabrication” that “even the producers told her was never said…telling Barbara Walters that I said something about a gun.”

“My jaw was dropped open,” said Nicki, “never in my life did I say anything regarding a gun.”

Nicki is pissed that Walters didn’t call to get Nicki’s side of the story. “Am I not good enough for you to get my side?” Nicki complains, “because I’m a little black girl that raps?”

“Because if I was Jlo,” charges Nicki, “You would have called Jlo’s camp.”

Nicki claims that prior to working together on Idol, she had no beef with Mariah, “Why would I want to have a rift with someone I looked up to my whole life?” she wonders.

“What people saw was a reaction,” says Nicki of her behavior displayed on the profanity-laced tape released to TMZ, “It was just a lot of passive-aggressive comments” that got under Nicki’s skin.

“It’s just a ploy to get me off the show,” claims Nicki, “But we’re going to keep it moving…ain’t nobody going to run me off that motherf*cking show.”

ETA: In another clip, Nicki asserts that the meltdown with Mariah began because the singer “egged” her on. She left the stage because she didn’t want to get into it with Mariah, but when she returned, “it was another jab.” Mariah admitted that she did not want another female doing the show. “Nitpicking, nitpicking nitpicking,” says Nicki, “I don’t do well with that passive-aggressive sh*t.” Nicki said she made it clear to Mariah, “If you do that again, I’m going to do this again. I’m not going to allow it no more.” This went down before Mariah talked to Barbara Walters.

The third and final part of Nicki Minaj: My Truth airs on E! next Sunday.

Watch Nicki dish on the feud below:

http://youtu.be/TW8Fi0vX0Sk

Nicki Explains what happened on the set (begins at the 3:25 Mark)

http://youtu.be/OUxZT3iTs5k

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  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    I’m sorry.  I can’t make it through this video.  I don’t feel sorry for either of the rich bitches.   I’ll take Xtina.  LOL. 

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Nicki’s got a brand new single called Freedom. It sounds really really good. A lot more tame compared to what most people are used too.

  • jlscott13

    I agree w/ Nicki. She wouldn’t have reacted like that without something leading up to it. They just happened to only show the aftermath…to make Nicki look bad.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    If you’re drinking champagne in first class and bitching… you’ve lost ALL perspective.

  • http://twitter.com/elfstar89 Erika Fernandez

    You missed another clip from earlier in the episode when Nicki explains a bit of what happened during the fight.  She says what I already thought was the truth that Mariah was baiting her w/ passive aggression and that Nicki actually left to cool off but when she came back Mariah continued and that’s when she snapped.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Not being a hardcore fan of any TV show and not supporting anyone just because a person is a judge on a show that I’d defend no matter what, I might say the truth: this girl is pure trash.

  • Axxxel

    So Mariah was able to push Nicki Minaj’s hot buttons and Nicki does not have the nerves of steel or mental strength (yet ?) to dodge or divert the bait.

  • jlscott13

    Point is, she doesn’t let anyone walk all over her. I applaud Nicki for that. I don’t care if it is Mariah, she’s guilty too. Passive agression is worse, imo.

  • Axxxel

    I hope Nicki has learned her lesson… Some people just want to make you  look bad… But Nicki does not have to play that part… I mean, she does not have to be “the bad guy”.

    I remember Season 8: Danny Gokey versus Adam Lambert and later on Kris Allen versus Adam Lambert…. Good versus Bad, Next door versus Glam… Thank goodness Adam Lambert did not play the partof the bad guy (he was still glam though) and was still gracious backstage or when receiving critique from the judges (remember how Adam reacted when Simon saying “indulgent rubbish ” to one of Adam’s renditions ? He just laughed…)

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    Never thought I’d say this back in the day, but Kellie Pickler FTW.  They should have hired her..

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Well that is more of your opinion, not really truth.

  • b_james

    I’m so not looking forward to these two clogging up my favorite show with their stupid feud.  Woof.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    ok.

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

    While you may be right about that… the video doesn’t show her in a  good light.  Idol is becoming Jerry Springer.  I miss Pauler.

  • fantoo1

    I think Nicki is only defending herself, she shouldn’t be hated for that. Hopefully the hatchet has been buried and the contestants will be the main focus. From the sounds of it, they have been civil since this incident.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Man, do I wish this foolish feud would just go away, or at least stop showing up in the media. It makes me deeply uncomfortable…

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    How do you know that if we haven’t seen the season yet? Maybe the media shows a Jerry Springer type arguing going on, but if there hasn’t been anymore fights since the incident, then one argument can’t make it a Jerry Springer type season.

  • Axxxel

    It is a good thing if Nicki does not want to be considered as “the little girl”… but I guess different people have different ways and different vocabulary  to deal with passive agressive behavior of  the person who speaks to them…

    I guess young people may identify with Nicki because she looked like the rebel against the established Mariah… As I am more in the age category of Mariah…I just imagine that I am Mariah and when  I see a 30 year old fuming like that because I succesfully baited her… I would just smile and say in my heart “gotcha”…

    I hope Nicki wont give Mariah that kind of satisfaction again…

  • fantoo1

    Besides that little incident, I don’t see any evidence that idol is becoming Jerry Springer. If it were happening every episode for every audition, then I would agree. But remember, since day 1, we have had angry rejects pushing the cameras, flipping the bird, and cussing to the cameras. We have had kids fighting during Hollywood week. Security has had to be called into auditions many many times. I honestly think their little brawl can be compared to these things.

    We also can’t forget how Adam and Christina had that huge fight on the Voice-Adam calling her the C word, and making things personal with his contestant and her. Yet the Voice is still labeled as a “classy” show.

  • Axxxel

    Me too, but I think it is a good thing that Nicky gave her point of view… Now I think we can really move on…

  • http://twitter.com/cara_lee pj

     I have always hated Idol auditions and don’t watch them at all.  I hope Nicki and Mariah get it together before Idol starts. 

    As for Adam and Xtina.  If he said then he looses lots of points.  He’s always been a man whore though.

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    I’m totally with Nicki on this.  She’s relevant, Mariah isn’t.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Nielson ratings for cable channels: Nicki Minaj: My Truth – E! 0.679 million viewers, #23; 0.469 million adults 18-49 (0.4 rating), #19.

    The ratings for this show are pretty bad. More people are interested in watching Honey Boo Boo and the Amish in NYC. lol

  • abbysee

    What does relevence have to do with anything? Silly, arrogant, self important child with a chip on her shoulder is all I see. This is pop culture, one day you are in the next day you are out.She could be a has been this time next year. For all Mariah’s faults her legacy is true and assured. I think its obvious Nicki is having issues of inadequacy. False sense of bravado notwithstanding. There’s a lot she could learn but fame has gone to her head. This dredging this stuff up via this reality show isn’t doing her any favors. Its also interesting how her Barbz love her on twitter but not on her reality show!

  • http://twitter.com/elfstar89 Erika Fernandez

     Here’s the link of Nicki explaining a bit of what happened on the Idol set that day.  It stars at 3:20.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUxZT3iTs5k&feature=player_embedded#!

  • http://twitter.com/elfstar89 Erika Fernandez

     She was obviously in the process of doing this documentary 3 part show when the Idol thing happened.  Its not like she is talking about the incident weeks later after it happened just bc cameras were there.  Lucky for E! they were filming this when all the juicy drama actually occurred.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Nicki had a genuine reason for being upset, but in the end, her reaction only ended up making her look bad.

  • waynestrong

    Nicki keepin’ it classy…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Nicki claims that prior to working together on Idol, she had no beef
    with Mariah, “Why would I want to have a rift with someone I looked up
    to my whole life?” she wonders.”

    It must have been very disappointing for Nicki to realize that Mariah wasn’t supportive of her, especially since Nicki regarded Mariah so highly.

  • BonnieDee

    This whole thing has made the thought of watching this show very unappealing, and I will probably skip it this year.  I would rather have seen a panel of Mariah, Keith, and Randy, with the focus on the contestants, not the judges. 

  • Chicagolaw

    I was so excited about Idol a couple months ago, but I’ve just about lost interest with the Nicki/Mariah overkill. 

    Love Nicki on the radio, but starting to wonder about the Idol thing…

  • standtotheright

    I honestly think the mediocre ratings for this special are a signal to Lythgoe that large audiences are not going to be interested in this kind of drama. Ratings are the language he understands, even if slowly and fitfully.

    So I’m reasonably willing to predict that it will be mentioned in one audition episode (with the ladies in question being smart enough to insist it gets edited down as much as possible), and then they’ll move on.

  • chillj

    I frankly don’t like the Woman As Shallow Immature Bitch theme; it demeans us.

  • usedtobelucy

    ‘As I am more in the age category of Mariah…I just imagine that I am
    Mariah and when  I see a 30 year old fuming like that because I
    succesfully baited her… I would just smile and say in my heart
    “gotcha”…’

    I get what you’re saying … Totally agree in hoping that Nicki will just learn to be cool about whatever passive-aggressiveness she encounters…..but this part — yikes.

    I’m an old person, and if I ever thought that I had “successfully baited” *anybody,* and maybe especially somebody younger, I’d bang myself on my own head and say, “Jerk.”

    Also seems to me that somebody who’s signed on to be a judge on a show designed to foster young talent is showing very much the wrong set of character traits and values if her first move is to get publicity by baiting a younger *judge.*

    And as for the younger one, at this point she should just *drop* it. Again, bad sign, to me, that she goes on fanning the flames.

    Hope to heck these two both knock this crap off. Can’t say I have a lot of hope for that, though, from either of them unfortunately. The fact that they’ve been doing this suggests to me that they’ve both got a lot of issues.

  • http://twitter.com/Ladyguard nsCathy Knott

    We all know that this is being done for ratings.  Nigel and the producers are trying to take the attention away from the Voice and X Factors.  If that was the case they would be telling both of these divas to shut up. 

  • http://twitter.com/Ladyguard nsCathy Knott

    It won’t let me edit so what I meant was If that wasn’t the case they would have told these two divas to shut up

  • wkstrack

    The “feud” or whatever is really going on with Nicki and Mariah is going to take away attention of what S12 should really be about and what Idol should always be about…the talent/contestants. I’m sure this might make for good tv but ugh. I don’t care too much about the feud or whatever is going on with the judges. IMO I think Mariah will be like JLO was during her first season and be nicey nice and the only time she’ll give criticism is to a female contestant that she feels threatened by that isn’t pimped by Nigel/TPTB. And MAYBE Nicki will be honest. But I’m sure in the end they’ll all be TPTB’ puppets.

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I can barely understand half of what she says. ‘My Truth’ sounds more like ‘My Delusions’

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    I can barely understand half of what she says. ‘My Truth’ sounds more like ‘My Delusions’

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

    I think BOTH women are insecure and showed it in different ways.  Mariah by being passive aggressive and condescending with the clear intent to bait Nicki.  And Nicki for taking the bait hook, line and sinker and popping off.

    But I can’t help but feel bad for Nicki as I’m sure deep down she’s devastated that someone she admired and looked up tried to “run her out of town” so to speak.  Not only that, she took it even further and tried to hurt her reputation.

    Mariah is supposed to be the older and wiser one.  Her fortune has been made, she’s solidified her standing in music history as a legend.  Going after someone younger than her to put her in her place is just petty and tarnishes her hard earned reputation.  And for what?  Ego?

    It’s just sad all around.

     

  • Jordana33

    I also have a soft spot for Nicki in this whole feud, and I think she was genuinely hurt by the incident. My impression is that Mariah was passive aggressive and deliberately played on Nicki’s insecurities to provoke a reaction. Barbara’s handling the situation was also very one-sided, and I can understand why Nicki Minaj would take offense. I’ve seen Nicki in a number of interviews and she’s always very good-natured, even when the interviewers poke fun at her. She’s also one of the most sought-after artists for collaborations, which doesn’t happen if you’re difficult to work with. I really don’t think it’s in her nature to seek out conflicts.

    I certainly don’t condone the way Nicki reacted, but she was angry and probably didn’t expect the video to be leaked. And while I can’t imagine addressing anyone the way Nicki did, I also did not grow up under Nicki’s circumstances (which were apparently pretty bad).  I used to tutor teenagers from rough backgrounds and Nicki reminds a lot of these kids. Most are really sweet, as long as you treat them with respect, but if they feel threatened in any way, their survival instinct is generally to respond verbally, without holding anything back.  Circumstances may change, but one doesn’t outgrow that easily. It doesn’t excuse her behavior, but I’m just not as shocked or disgusted as most people are. 

    Nicki has the potential to be a great asset to idol, but I’m not sure this is a good career move for her. If the Idol audience isn’t open to accepting her, I worry that she’ll have a hard time handling all of the hate.

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    I’m not the biggest fan of Nicki the musician but I get a kick out of Nicki the person. There are lots of hotheads in this world and she is one of them. That doesn’t make her the devil IMO. Really, from the way it sounds both of them were in the wrong.

  • mtlfan2

    i wish they had chosen another judge than Nicki M.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Also seems to me that somebody who’s signed on to be a judge on a show designed to foster young talent is showing very much the wrong set of character traits and values if her first move is to get publicity by baiting a younger *judge.*

    Nicki is 30 years old, she is an adult, not some teen looking to her forty year old elder. Her public meltdowns and twitter meltdowns over this incident and other ones in the past are extreme and uncalled for at any age. Her behavior is something we have never seen from the very young Idol contestants, even after they had been famous for years. Being young has nothing to do with her reactionary, explosive behavior and thirty isn’t young anyhow, not in the music business.

  • standtotheright

    Her behavior is something we have never seen from the very young Idol contestants,

    Yes, there was a distinct dearth of Lewis Carroll references before now. #literacywins

  • usedtobelucy

     “Nicki is 30 years old, she is an adult, not some teen looking to her
    forty year old elder. Her public meltdowns and twitter meltdowns over
    this incident and other ones in the past are extreme and uncalled for at
    any age. Her behavior is something we have never seen from the very
    young Idol contestants, even after they had been famous for years. Being
    young has nothing to do with her reactionary, explosive behavior and
    thirty isn’t young anyhow, not in the music business.”

    Well, I mentioned the “younger” thing because that’s how it was stated in the post I was responding to. That it was reasonable that Mariah should happily say “gotcha” after she’d successfully baited a younger performer into having a stupid meltdown. ….

    I agree that people of any age can respond explosively. The “younger” part was largely irrelevant to my point, which was this:

    What a multimillionaire with top-selling records, numerous awards, sterling talent and a career that anybody could be proud of is doing “baiting” anybody is completely beyond me.

    I would say that that crap behavior is 100 percent as “extreme and uncalled for” as NM’s reaction to it. Maybe more so, since the reaction is just that, a reaction. As in — the 40-year-old started it, apparently, by behaving like an insecure, nasty bitchy 5th-grader, which is what I would call anybody who starts fights by passive-aggressively baiting other people, no matter who those other people may be.

    And I stand by my point that any “superstar” judge who starts off her career on a talent show by seeking publicity or some kind of revenge  (because, who knows why MC would do this?) by baiting another judge in hopes of starting an idiotic public fight is temperamentally and ethically unsuited to being that judge.

    I don’t like the behavior of either of them.

    But I’m more disgusted by passive-aggressive baiting by someone who already has everything you could possibly ask for in your career. So much so that I keep hoping that MC didn’t actually do that baiting and that NM just exploded all on her own and is lying when she says that MC started it. Doubt that that’s the case, though, given what we’re hearing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Barbara Walters said on The View that they had reached out to Nicki and her people after they talked to Mariah for a comment. Then Barbara extended the same offer on the air the next day. Barbara wasn’t pushing her aside or ignoring her side of the story. 

    It was easier for Nicki to make up that Barbara never contacted her and stick to that script and blame everyone else other than herself for her meltdown. That way she was deflecting blame and it kept her from having to face her embarrassing behavior or take any responsibility for it. She doesn’t follow through with it in a way that mature adults would, because she knows she would have to accept some of the blame and there is no way she is doing that.

    Anyone who thinks it’s okay to show up two hours late to their first day on the job because they couldn’t figure out which outfit to wear has a major maturity and ego problem. The View had to reshuffle their entire show because Nicki showed up so late. I wonder how early Nigel will have to get Nicki to the set for live shows to make sure she doesn’t have another problem with picking out her outfit? She doesn’t seem to understand that others can’t be on her schedule and that live shows can’t wait on her to get her act together.

  • standtotheright

    I think there are ways that people can “take responsibility” without feeling the need to “share their side” of the story with someone who couldn’t be bothered to look up a rep’s phone number for both parties before running with a story. BW didn’t show herself to be a neutral agent. Had it been me, I might have bitten the bullet but I wouldn’t hold it against any artist who didn’t under the circumstances.

    I’m still where I was: Let the footage actually air and let the show go live before I determine that any of them aren’t taking the job seriously.

  • fantoo1

    IMO I think Mariah will be like JLO was during her first season and be nicey nice and the only time she’ll give criticism is to a female contestant that she feels threatened by that isn’t pimped by Nigel/TPTB.

    That never happened. She gave the boys criticism too. People just like to put females against each other and give female judges the “jealous” label.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    BW said she called Nicki’s people, but didn’t have her home phone. She then went on to extend the invitation on air for Nicki to contact her and give her side of the story. Barbara did bother to look up the number for the rep, she just didn’t have her personal number.

  • standtotheright

    The direct quote I saw was:

    “Well, we did [try to reach out],” explained Walters, who claimed she had Carey’s home phone number. “Even on the air, at that moment. I didn’t have her home phone. And we did. We said, ‘Please call us! Have your representative call us. We’ll do whatever you want.’ We did it live on the air.”

    That doesn’t really sound like she tried to contact NM’s people before running with the story. Maybe there’s more context in the full episode footage but it’s not exactly dogged investigative journalism from that statement.

  • Jordana33

    The music industry is notorious for artists having various meltdown, and Nicki is certainly not the first artist to have an explosive encounter with a co-worker on a set. Unlike Nigel, most producers are actually committed to protecting the image of their artists keep this kind of footage private. What if producers started airing all of Xtina and Adam’s fights on last season’s Voice, or Britney’s multiple meltdowns, or all the conflicts that we hear about on movie sets?  I doubt they would look any classier than Nicki’s outburst.

    BTW, over a month ago, there was a video of Billy Joe Armstrong throwing a tantrum in the middle of a concert, for getting a truncated set (allegedly). He cursed angrily in front of a large crowd of people, including children, bashed his guitar and left the stage in the middle of a song. Interestingly, the overwhelming viewer response to this rant was one of amusement, with a few people expressing genuine concern for Billie Joe’s mental health. Objectively speaking, I think his rant was far worse than Nicki’s, especially since Nicki’s outburst wasn’t intending for public viewing. Yet, many of the people who are disgusted with Nicki’s outburst are the same people who applauded Green Day’s rant.  Maybe someone can explain the difference?

  • RockiDreams

    Cripes, I hope they have the beeper thing working with this woman.  What a foul mouth bore.

  • Blou38

    Gag-me.  It’s our show she’s shit’n with.  They’re only judges. :(

  • http://twitter.com/Miztig Miz

    30 isn’t young in ANY business. Nicki is not a child even if she acts like one. She is supposed to be a business woman.

    I have not seen any videos of Mariah baiting her, etc. Are we to take everything Nicki says as fact? As far as The View is concerned, they asked for her or her people to get in touch with them so she could air her side of it. She chose not to.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Naming other artists who have displayed bad behavior doesn’t excuse it in Nicki Minaj. This type of foul mouthed rant isn’t unusual for Nicki. She has a pattern of this type of -blame others and avoid personal responsibility in any way- behavior.

    As for Billy Joe Armstrong, from what I understand he was high or drunk or a combination of both. That’s not really an excuse, but at least he did enter rehab the next day to get help. What’s Nicki’s excuse? Maybe her problem is she is high or drunk when she is showing up two hours late and having temper tantrums on the Idol set and on Twitter. If not, I hope there is some type of rehab that can help her manage her anger problems.

  • lilly924

    Remember the good ole days when hype about the new talent leaked out before the season started? Not one word about the talent this year, only this bullshit. And if those numbers for Nicki’s reality show are true, that’s hilarious. She couldn’t even draw a million viewers? This season is going to be a bigger disaster than anyone could have imagined. Fox didn’t learn their lesson with hiring Britney. Their ratings are even lower with Britney than they were with Paula and Nicole. Personally, it will be a pleasure to watch Idol crash and burn this season after all of the manufactured drama that’s been going on with this show, starting with the long drawn out judges’ selection process over the summer. Adios Idol!

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    I am still disappointed Idol couldn’t find a better person to be the fourth judge.  I hope Nicki doesn’t ruin the show.  I also hope they have found fantastic talent!

    I would rather have seen a panel of Mariah, Keith, and Randy, with the focus on the contestants, not the judges.

    This, too!