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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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91.

yoyo    

How is Nicki judgind talent??????!!!! Mariah is a STAR she aint ****!!!!

660 days ago
92.

janet    

@ mralissa...how is Carey

660 days ago
93.

FLO    

The Minge obviously did not know that it is National Anti- Bullying Week.

660 days ago
94.

miguel    

American Idol is horrible and nothing short of a gun fight is gonna make me watch a second of it. Minaj has less talent then my big toe, Keith Urban is horrible for television, Mariah has always killed my ears with her dolphin crying vocals. I feel for ya Randy, good luck this year.

660 days ago
95.

sharkscue    

I totally agree with everyone saying that Nicki Minaj should not be judging anyone. I so totally disagree with the idiots saying that Nicki Minaj represents the Black race because she no more represents that black race than James Holmes represents the White race. Race should not be a factor. We all have members of our races that we are ashamed of and they in no way are representative of all of the good and talented people of all races. Everywhere I turn people have to resort to bashing races. We should all be trying to get along because that is the only way that the human race will survive if we stick together and combat the evils of the world and not each other.

660 days ago
96.

FLO    

Why did you have to insult the monkey?

660 days ago
97.

CC    

And who thought it would be a good idea to put her on a "family" show in the first place. Ghetto is as Ghetto does..the girl has no talent & no class

660 days ago
98.

Lynn    

American Idol has pretty much run off any older viewers to get the teenage viewer. They better be careful or the parents will be turning the channel on these guys. Thank goodness no one in my family has wanted to watch the last two seasons. We used to look forward to the show each year but no more.

660 days ago
99.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

I think the outrage should be about this hunk of crap Keith Urban. I didn't know who is was so I just watched a few of his videos. What a bore this guy is. Send this guy back to the farm.

660 days ago
100.

OooooNooo!    

NM should be booted off the show - it would help her "career" as a bad-ass rapper and it would help AI.

660 days ago
101.

Columbo    

please get rid of this Skank Clown, Nicki!
She sucks. Waste of space on Earth.

660 days ago
102.

The Truth Hurts    

Why isn't Nicki in jail? I mean she threaten Mariah. She may not have said she was going to shoot her but she did threaten Mariah with violence. Its caught on tape

660 days ago
103.

theroyalgs    

COME ON FOLKS.........TOTAL SET-UP for ratings...Any publicity.....Good publicity

660 days ago
104.

YdoIreadthisstuff    

She talks so much sh!t she doesn't remember what she says.

660 days ago
105.

R    

Sophia Grace and Rosie should never talk to Nicki again!

660 days ago
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