Mariah Carey sat down with Barbara Walters and opened up for the first time about her feud with Nicki Minaj. She also spoke about American Idol and of course ‘Dem Babies’.
In October, TMZ released a video of a heated argument between the two divas during an audition in North Carolina. After the cameras were off, Carey claims others heard Minaj take it even further and say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that bitch,” as Walters reported on her daytime talk show, The View.
“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.”
Take a look at the preview below.
You can catch the full interview tonight on Nightline at 11:30 ET on ABC.
via Mariah Daily