Mariah Carey on Nicki Minaj Feud: “It Felt Like an Unsafe Work Environment” (UPDATED) (VIDEO)

Barbara Walters sat down with new American Idol judge, Mariah Carey, for an interview that will air on the ABC news show tonight at 11:35/10:35c.

She talks about her kids, her music and her husband, Nick Cannon’s battle with a life threatening illness. But of course, ya’ll want to know what she has to say about Nicki Minaj:

“It felt like an unsafe work environment,” Carey said. “Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate. I’m a professional. I’m not used to that type of environment.”

As a result, Carey said she hired more security.

“I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do,” she said. “Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not going to take any chances.”

Minaj has denied saying anything about a gun, calling the statement a “fabrication.” When ABC News asked her for comment for this story, her representative said “she’s said what she’s saying on this topic.”

“For all the drama, I hope it helps the show,” Carey said. “I think it’s a classic, classy show and it didn’t need this.”

So, Mariah DID hire more security as a a result of her tiff with Nicki. And she’s still insists she was “threatened.” I hope that Barbara asks more specifically about the alleged gun threat. Both Nicki and Idol producer, Nigel Lythgoe denied that it happened.

Check later for the actual interview. I’ll add the pertinent preview clips to this post. Barbara will also be promoting the interview on The View today.


Barbara Walter and the Ladies from the View talk about the feud. Check out clips from tonight’s interview. Mariah is sticking to her story that she heard that Mariah threatened to shoot her.

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