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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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46.

Ben from Baltimore    

The police need to get involved. Just the allegation that Nicki threatened to shoot Mariah should be enough for the police to bring Nicki in for questioning.

694 days ago
47.

Jen    

These two stupid ****s....

694 days ago
48.

chel8792    

American Idol is turning into an embarrassment for our country.

694 days ago
49.

jen    

dear keith urban, if you don;t rip up your contract and get the f out og there today, i will no longer be able to be a fan...if this is a PR stunt, i can;t beleive you are going along with this..if its not, like i said, please don't loose true fans of yours becasue of your association with a black/white trashy show...please run...immediately....

694 days ago
50.

eric     

sounds like the criminal is upset that mariah is making more than twice what she does. she talks a good game but wont even look in mariahs direction. weak ass bitch

694 days ago
51.

CN    

And they thought Paula was bad...

694 days ago
52.

seamus     

If this true Mariah Carey has enough cause to get an order of protection. Lets see how Nicki Minaj can fulfill her contractual agreement if she is not allowed near Mariah.If this is only publicity it is very sick. Threatening with a gun is not acceptable no matter what the situation is. I

694 days ago
53.

Just A Good Old Boy    

Somebody should have told Keith Urban what my great great granpa told me...AROUND BLACKS DONT RELAX

694 days ago
54.

Mike44090    

It's all fake just to get attention. I never watched the show but it seems that they have turned it into a circus and want it to be about the judges instead of the contestants. People should watch The Voice instead of this garbage.

694 days ago
55.

janet    

Cut the crap. This was all set up for ratings.

694 days ago
56.

IceGypsy    

Who goes in to a work and acts like that? Time to fire her ass.

694 days ago
57.

pauze    

I would want Mariah dead too. She's a fat annoying slob.

694 days ago
58.

MCnyc    

yeah...get her Nicky

694 days ago
59.

Jade    

Honey, you are well past that point. Jersey Shore, Honey Boo Boo, Teen Mom,etc,etc,etc

694 days ago
60.

Wow ...    

Nigel, if you keep Nicki around - you have lost your audience. Parents do not want people like Nicki as a role model for their children. Most of the comments here prove the public in general does not want Nicki on the show. Cut your losses now. And, the gun threat - I believe it. Don't cover up for her bad choices/behavior.

694 days ago
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