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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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76.

JimJam    

This is a bunch of ghetto bull****!! What does this have to do with music and talent??
Jesus! Doesn't anyone in the entertainment industry have class anymore?
I say cancel the show.

749 days ago
77.

LCS27    

she's surrounded by black guards cause if they have to beat Nicki, it won't be racism.

749 days ago
78.

big boy    

american idol just got ****ty two women of color with beef each other don't know it this is for ratings but it looks like the BET Video Music awards right now all the real talent is now gone i hate that black people have to have beef for a show to get ratings!

749 days ago
79.

B0SS    

My goodness I love this woman!!! lolol Diva

749 days ago
80.

Diane     

Don't watch the show, but its becoming obvious that the "fighting" is a put on just to get viewers - don't think they have many.

749 days ago
81.

sharon    

She's a dog!!!!!! Someone should stick that umbrella up her arse and open it!!!!! ****en drama queen!!! Never liked her!

749 days ago
82.

Muttmommie    

I have watched AI EVERY SEASON.....until now. I'm done. Who wants to watch this mess?

749 days ago
83.

stargazer    

What I'm wondering is why TMZ never says one work about Mariah losing weight, yet they've been relentless about it, with Jessica Simpson. Jessica has been losing weight all along, yet Mariah hasn't lost a single pound and relies on spanx to keep her from looking even fatter. BTW, Mariah is just a flat out NASTY person when it comes to how she is as a person. I wouldn't believe a word out of her mouth.

749 days ago
84.

Tracy    

Omg Mariah is such a princess. I cant even believe how unreal she actually is. Shes so over dramatic

749 days ago
85.

djdavis    

I really do not get it... these people have access to such wealth and knowledge but they act so bad. this umbrella thing, it was tacky when diddy did it, now her, its just so lame

749 days ago
86.

Laura    

And her children? Where do they fit in this "look at me" posse? Does mom ever fit them in? Or do her "handlers" take care of the children?

749 days ago
87.

Genjerleigh    

::rolling eyes:: she is too full of herself - what a turn off

749 days ago
88.

MsSumlin    

Team Nicki.

749 days ago
89.

atomicgirl    

This stunt is precisely why I freaking hate this woman. Mariah Carey has a history of escalating disputes and then playing innocent and victim afterwards (see Eminem feud). This is just one of the latest examples. Showing up with all these bodyguards is just despicable-- she knows NM isn't going to shoot her, but she showed up with this entire entourage to play to public sympathy as if she has to now fear for her life. What a jerk.

749 days ago
90.

AsYouWere!    

American idol is solely about the judges now and not the contestants, sooo sad since the contestants should be the ones in the spotlight with the media surrounding their talents. However their dreams and hopes of becoming successful are being overshadowed by cat fights and unprofessional antics to produce ratings. AI needs to get back to real value of the show!

749 days ago
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