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Nicki Minaj

Allegedly Targets Mariah

If I had a gun

10/3/2012 11:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Nigel Lythgoe
tells TMZ, "The statement [that Nicki made a death threat] is absolute rubbish.  It's absolutely not true in any way, shape or form." Nigel adds that Mariah confronted Nicki this morning and asked if she made the death threat and Nicki said absolutely not. Nigel says Mariah's people are stirring the pot and gave her bad info.

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Nicki Minaj
's rant on the "American Idol" set Tuesday went way beyond name-calling ... she threatened Mariah Carey's life -- this according to sources connected to the production.

Our sources say ... in the heat of the argument, Nicki said, "If I had a gun I would shoot her."

The alleged threat was not captured on the video obtained by TMZ.  But this is interesting ... if you listen to the audio closely, 11 seconds in you hear Nicki say to Mariah, "Off with your head! Off with your head!."

A source close to Nicki says the singer calls B.S. on the death threat allegation.

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16.

average jane    

We are trying to "anti bully" our kids and our schools, yet this is what they put on for family television. Shame on American Idol. Yes, Nicki is a lowlife but the producers knew that when they selected her.

749 days ago
17.

Pudding Tang    

YOU'RE FIRED

749 days ago
18.

watcher 1    

THIS NICKI BROAD IS SUCH GHETTO TRASH! WHY IN GODS NAME IS SHE ON THIS SHOW? NOW PEOPLE WILL WATCH TO SEE THIS NO TALENT PIECE OF GARBAGE INSTEAD OF SEEING NEW TALENT EMERGING! WHAT A SHAME!

749 days ago
19.

k3Vo    

whod u rather nicki
or
mariahs old wrinkly menopos ass
??????????

749 days ago
20.

Fibb    

They can feud all they want, the rating are gonna be bad, this show is a DEAD HORSE. This is just pr Bull SH@T, to get people to watch, and they will for a couple episodes, then you watch how this show is gonna TANK....

749 days ago
21.

ERP    

If NM actually said that then she should be fired. And if Mariah feels she has been threatened then she should press charges. Or is this a ploy by American Idol for viewership?

749 days ago
22.

Love    

So fed up with these reality singing shows and their absurd judging panels that are now filled with celebs who have questionable talents. Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj...what on earth makes these two qualified to JUDGE ANYONE'S TALENTS?? I heard that one of the Kardashians is now hosting X-Factor...Unbelievable!! What on earth makes her qualified to "host" anything? Oh what because the Kardashians are renowned attention-seekers, they are "fit" to host singing shows? These shows have become less about REAL talent, and more about PUBLICITY AND MONEY! Digusting!!!

749 days ago
23.

whateveryou    

If this fight is real,other then NM's being jealous, what is the cause of the friction? Has MC actually done anything to this gal or is she just letting the green eyed monster take hold?

749 days ago
24.

Love    

So fed up with these reality singing shows and their absurd judging panels that are now filled with celebs who have questionable talents. Demi Lovato, Nicki Minaj...what on earth makes these two qualified to JUDGE ANYONE'S TALENTS?? I heard that one of the Kardashians is now hosting X-Factor...Unbelievable!! What on earth makes her qualified to "host" anything? Oh what because the Kardashians are renowned attention-seekers, they are "fit" to host singing shows? These shows have become less about REAL talent, and more about PUBLICITY AND MONEY! Digusting!!!

749 days ago
25.

Phishie from Philly    

They are both crazy bitc.hes and this is all BS. It's all for he ratings. They will get it too.
..
Phishie from Philly

749 days ago
26.

HRH Prince Michael    

Firstly, the producers of a stale, Las Vegas-caliber, talent-show, are plainly working overtime.


Secondly, while the once-great singer built her career upon the creativity of others, what has the multi-colored hair "judge" done" ? She, personifies the TERMINAL state of the "Music" Industry: Minimal-talent and maximum-hype,
with near-ZERO results.


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The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

749 days ago
27.

anazita    

Nicki Minaj is a poor mans Lady Gaga. She is garbage.

749 days ago
28.

Carl    

Could you please place a "paid advertisement" warning on these types of stories? This is OBVIOUSLY a manufactured feud for ratings (AI is in bad shape) given to you by the producers themselves.

749 days ago
29.

RD    

Typical of her race, always wants to resort to violence instead of trying to talk things out. Except for the police & armed forces, guns are the weapons of cowards.

749 days ago
30.

Paula    

Has anyone not thought this is probably a publicity stunt leaked to the public for ratings??? AI is in desperate need to compete with slumping ratings....just sayin'

749 days ago
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