After sitting there and being the calm and queenly one while Nicki Minaj bitched her the fuck out on hidden camera, Mariah Carey has fired back with a weapon of her own: acting like she’s scared of Nicki Minaj. Specifically, like she’s scared that Nicki Minaj will come to her house and shoot her, her husband, and probably dem babies as well, like some sort of loud, pink-haired Gus Fring.
At least, that’s what she implied when speaking to Barbara Walters this morning. In a statement read by Barbara on The View while images of Mariah’s adorable children ran in the background, Mariah said that multiple crew members heard Nicki say “if I had a gun I would shoot that bitch” after their videotaped argument, which made her feel afraid. “She doesn’t feel that anything would happen, but Nicki is unpredictable, and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security,” said Barbara. You know, just in case someone gives Nicki Minaj a gun.
She went on to say she “doesn’t feel emotionally comfortable” (a new Mariah-ism?) but she’ll continue with the show because “she loves the show and she loves mentoring the contestants.” (It may also have something to do with the legally binding contract she signed.)
For her part, Ms. Minaj has been tweeting up a storm, retweeting numerous supportive statements from her “Barbz” and denying that she said anything about a gun:
We still don’t know what the original beef was about, but Mariah seems to be winning the PR war so far. My advice to Nicki? Ease up, #struggleface.