'Idol' divas Carey, Minaj take their feud public

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 4, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 4 at 4:06 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariah Carey is accusing her fellow "American Idol" judge Nicki Minaj of threatening to shoot her.

Carey reported the threat to Barbara Walters in a conversation reported on ABC's "The View" Thursday morning, giving new details of Tuesday's blowup between Carey and Minaj.

Walters said Carey told her that the singer had hired extra security.

Minaj wasted no time responding with a string of Twitter postings, saying no camera or microphone caught any gun comment but people would believe it "because she's a black rapper."

Rumors of drama between Minaj and Carey began to swirl as soon as the new panel was announced last month. The new season premieres in January.

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