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Mariah Carey's Posse

Cops, Bodyguards,

Umbrella Holder

10/5/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Mariah Carey got a full police AND umbrella escort on her way out of an "American Idol" photo shoot in Baton Rouge yesterday -- 'cause the only thing more harmful than angry rappers are those damn UV rays.

Carey had told Babwa Wawa that she bulked up her security team after Nicki Minaj allegedly threatened to shoot her with a gun during their blowup earlier this week ... and Thursday she proved she ain't messin' around.

Sources tell us ... Mariah and Nicki both participated in the shoot -- and even posed for pics TOGETHER. We're told the shoot was peaceful, but it's clear the hatchet is not buried.

Tomorrow, the gang has another round of auditions ... and that's when tensions really start to heat up.

Stay tuned ...

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46.

gossipgirl86    

Ugh I cannot STAND Mariah...NEVER HAVE...

718 days ago
47.

Chuck    

BS..Hype!!

718 days ago
48.

Truth    

REMINDS ME OF ANOTHER DEAD CELEB... MJ. NO DOUBT SOMEONE IS DIGGING AT FAT-RIAH'S NEW GRAVE PLOT. #TRUTH!!

718 days ago
49.

laffnbear    

Doing her part to fight black unemployment.

718 days ago
50.

Awesome     

If I had the money I would have an umbrella person. No joke. I hate the sun in my face.

718 days ago
51.

monique    

umbrella holder?
whatta whackjob!

718 days ago
52.

lissabirdie    

GAG me

718 days ago
53.

able_walker    

Don't forget....fat Jewish assistant.

718 days ago
54.

She's baaaack    

She's on a set surrounded by an entourage of at least six people, one of whom is holding an umbrella over her? Oh dear God.

718 days ago
55.

She's baaaack    

I'm surprised she doesn't have one of those portable throne-like litters to be carried around in.

718 days ago
56.

fonzie    

So a kids show is now hijacked because once again it's about adults acting like children and fighting and making threats. No wonder I quit teaching. This would go on all day in my classroom. Violent threats, ego, attitude. Disgrace.

718 days ago
57.

adelle    

Look at me! Look at me! Look at how important I am! I'm Mariah Carey! Look at how very VERY important I am! I am shaking so hard in my princess pink jewel encrusted heels that I need someone to carry an umbrella for me! I'm the most important person on the show! No, wait scratch that, I am the most important person on the PLANET! The more security I have around me the more important it makes me feel! I really only hired more security to stir up drama and because it helps to feed into my narcissistic self-important ego! Look at me! Look at me! I have so much security around me and that's how you know I'm just such a BIG deal! I'm Mariah Carey! I haven't had a hit in years, but I'm still a legend in my own lithium-infested mind! Can't you see what a big deal I am? I'm just SUCH a big deal and I need everyone to see what a BIG deal I am because if I don't have 50 different people around me at all times fussing over me, my God-complex might shrink. I am such a self-important a**hole and I need you all to know that deep down I'm very VERY insecure and I need you all to look at me and know I'm a very important person!!!

718 days ago
58.

Susan Whittle    

Hold the dang umbrella yourself....

718 days ago
59.

GrannyJ    

Being a Diva is fine, but being a drama queen makes her seem starved for attention. I am beginning to think Nicki has a point about Mariah being insecure.

718 days ago
60.

Kari    

THIS SHOW DOESN'T EVEN TRY TO BE ABOUT THE CONTESTANTS ANY LONGER, DOES IT?

718 days ago
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