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Nicki Minaj Threatened to Shoot Mariah Carey

In case you missed it yesterday, there’s the video of Nicki Minaj yelling at Mariah Carey during auditions for American Idol. Which, by the way, we’re now hearing that the whole thing started because Mariah wouldn’t stop “bringing up how many records she’s sold, name dropping people she’s worked with, how many tours she’s done, and how many Grammys or awards she’s won,” and she kept calling Nicki a bitch. This is going to be excellent television, isn’t it?

But yeah, now we’re also hearing that during Nicki’s rant, she said “if I had a gun I would shoot her.” And apparently, if you listen closely to the video, you can hear Nicki say “off with your head!” People from Idol are saying that Nicki never said that thing about the gun though, and that that rumor started because “Mariah’s people are stirring the pot.” Love it, love it, love it.

Lastly, Nicki feels like the producers are trying to use Mariah to get her riled up so that she’ll have awesome outbursts (see above) and bring in more viewers, which I’m not sure is the case. I think Mariah is just that much of a diva, and the outbursts are just a bonus. But Nicki has reportedly said that if she ever feels like the producers are trying to set her up for another outburst, she’ll walk off the set.

Finally, you guys. Finally we have a reason to watch American Idol again.

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