News: Nicki Minaj Melts Down Over 'Idol' Gun Controversy: "People Will Believe It B/C [I'm] A Black Rapper"
Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 3:50PM
Young Money star Nicki Minaj is clearing the air on her dispute with R&B diva Mariah Carey after she appeared on "The View" this week and allegedly made false accusations.
Minaj's hopped on Twitter and exploded on her "American Idol" sidekick.
"Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki 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 tweeted October 4th.
"Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz."
"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!!!!"
"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."
"Cuz i never said it!!!! RT @ItsMarthaBitch: Right! I never heard "ima knock you out" come out of Nickis mouth in that footage."
"I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we've had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn"
"Tried to keep quiet but let's go!!!!" (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
Minaj also revealed they had already squashed their issues but claimed Carey resparked the feud.
"I thought we resolved it yesterday but I see u want ur pity party to continue. So I'm bout to po dot tea.," she continued.
"Nah. Dat tea is waaaayyyy too potent for the blogs right now. Lmaooooo. Ima keep it on COCK. Stale tea is the best t. Bwahahahahahaahhaaa"
"All I do is compliment u. That's not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don't have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady..." (Nicki Minaj's Twitter)
According to reports, Carey appeared on "The View" and accused Minaj of threatening her.
"American Idol" judge Mariah Carey says multiple people heard fellow judge Nicki Minaj say, "If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h" after launching a curse-filled rant at Carey during an "Idol" audition, Barbara Walters said on "The View" today after interviewing Carey. Carey told Walters, who conducted the interview this morning before the show, that she "doesn't feel comfortable emotionally" but will continue with the show and has hired extra security. Carey, 42, told Walters the altercation between the judges began when they disagreed on a contestant's audition Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C. (ABC News)
The singer's husband Nick Cannon has also waved his finger at Nicki.
The host of America's Got Talent says he blames producers and FOX for allowing Nicki to lash out at his wife, "I'm kinda disappointed in FOX and everything, because they're taking away from the quality of Idol." Appearing on Access Hollywood Live on Wednesday, Nick says, "This is about people accomplishing their dream -- experts guiding these young people to do what they've done." Mariah's hubby points out, "If you watch the video, she [Mariah] maintains her composure." He describes Mariah as "the strongest classiest woman I've ever met." Taking the high road, Nick says of Mariah, "I don't think she's moved by the theatrics or pageantry of it all -- she signed on to do a job to help young people realize their dreams." (RumorFix)