These two remind me of ‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ — two divas who want to outshine each other and do it so dramatically. While Nicki is known for throwing tantrums, Mariah is queen of throwing subtle shade, you know, in that I’m above the drama passive-aggressive way. Just stop it! You both look silly.
While their feud, stemming from last summer, have subsided a bit it’s clear these two women do not like each other.
During an interview with Barbara Walters, which leaked online, Carey (kind of) resurrected the beef all over again. The interview was actually done not long after their big blow-out caught on video where Minaj is heard spewing profanity and insinuating Carey threw a few jabs her way over the summer. Although it wasn’t actually heard on camera Carey says Minaj threatened to shoot her. According to reports Nicki blurted out, “If I had a gun, I would shoot that f—ing bitch”.
When asked about the fight with Mariah admits she felt her safety was in jeopardy. “It felt like an unsafe work environment,” she told Walters. “Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, that’s just — it’s not appropriate. I’ve got two babies. I’m not going to take any chances. Yeah, I did hire more security. I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do.”
Later on in the interview Walters ask Mariah about a Nicki lyric that is supposedly about the feud they had. She proceeds to read the line aloud — “I’ll take it, sign on the dotted line/But I’m quick to check a bitch if she outta line” .
Mariah’s response? “I didn’t know she sang. I thought she rapped, or whatever.”
Well, okay. Like I said, “Toddlers & Tiara”. However, this drama (real or fake) can only do wonders for ratings right? The 12th season of ‘American Idol’ premieres next Wednesday, January 16 at 8/7c on Fox.
Watch Mariah & Barbara’s full interview below.