A catfight between new American Idol judges Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj was so anticipated that reporters made inquiries during their first press conference together. An overly optimistic Carey attempted to discourage such speculation, but she spoke too soon. Within weeks, TMZ had posted a video of Nicki's expletive-filled tirade against Carey, who Nicki referred to as "her f--king highness." In an untelevised phone interview with 'The View' host Barbara Walters, Carey confirmed that Nicki threatened her. According to Walters, Carey said a number of witnesses heard Nicki say, "If I had a gun, I would shoot the b-tch" as she walked off the set. Carey said she and Nicki have since had meetings with the producers in an effort to make amends. Carey told Walters that while Nicki did not apologise, she told Carey that she loved her but could not promise that they would not have arguments in the future. A concerned Carey said she plans to stay on the show, but has hired increased security. According to TMZ, Carey's conversation with Walters added more fuel to Nicki's fury, prompting her to post the following tweet that has since been deleted: "I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave." Nicki also added, "I thought we resolved it yesterday but I see u want ur pity party to continue. So I'm bout to po dot tea," Nicki wrote on her Twitter page.
Oct 5, 2012
Being one of the best-selling female singers of all time hasn't come without its share of setbacks for Mariah Carey. She has been involved in some of Hollywood's nastiest feuds, including a few that are believed to be the cause of her humiliating 2001 nervous breakdown. See our gallery of her most well known cat fights.