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Mariah Carey's Posse

Cops, Bodyguards,

Umbrella Holder

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

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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American Idol symbolizes all that is wrong with the music industry now--there are a few true singers in the music industry who bring some class to the industry, but only a few. Idol has proven this stupid show has nothing to do with talent anymore--it's all just dumb ass ratings ploys. When I think of celebrities out of the music industry--real celebrities with real talent--like Meryl Streep, Reese Witherspoon, there are so many actors like them--they are talented and successful, but they just lead normal, quiet lives. They live happy, fulfilled normal lives, raising their children. They don't walk around with mountains of people around them, making threats--it's just all so disgusting. They don't beat each other up at awards shows--it's actually sad to watch anymore. All of these people need to do better than this if they want the next generation to have role models. This is just childish and shameful behavior.

726 days ago


Idol is gonna be a little more exciting this year

726 days ago


I think it is the fans of Nicki that frighten her...thugs follow thugs.

726 days ago


Nikki and Mariah need to stop all this madness they are both divas with attitudes. The world is watching get along or leave.

726 days ago


Mariah you look like an idiot!!!! ARE YOU SCARED.

Shes just Nicki...Shes just insecure...shes just a 5 year old...What you scared for? Arent you supposed to be a DIVA? Why you scared

726 days ago


is you scared? lol

726 days ago


Enough is enough!! The reality show buzz era is nearing it's end. How many singing reality show's does there need to be to gross the American public and sicken it's prolonged drama that we already get in our lives. There is not more that needs to be said about "American Idol" except, your a dying show, take yourself out of your misery, and CANCEL this show!!! do the American people need to suffer anymore of it's dry old theme and long gone luster that once made it worth to even turn the channel to do I dare say it, a reality show. . . ENOUGH ! ! !

726 days ago


She really takes it over the top. Highly over-rated and so full of herself....

726 days ago


This is like stopping to watch a train wreck and the carnage... we are a bunch of perverts.. reveling in the pain of others... I like it! I want to see Gun Play, and I don't mean the creepy rapper (wrapper) dude.

726 days ago


Mariah C. is behaving like a spoiled monster, attempting to squelsh Nick M. Just goes to show you what a piece of work she is and has become. The whole security thing is just so dramatic, whatever anyone may think of either of these females, this situation very probably is basically for publicity and nothing else. But we can't help comparing the last several years on Idol with this type of low class spat. Perpetuated by Mariah C.
Won't be watching Ido period, am done with it.

726 days ago


They need to protect sweet Mariah from that toilet trash, Nicki Minaj. Minaj will put the final nail in the coffin for this show.

726 days ago


Ugggggg Tomy Motola you created a MONSTERRRR I don't like her

726 days ago


I wish someone would beat this snobby bitches ass! ugh! she is so ****ing annoying. When she talks she sounds like a man.

726 days ago


Oh look, Mariah has an umbrella man like MJ had during his trial.

726 days ago


she once could sing but not anymore now the boob job has to get her noticed self centered b not only that but she is not worth that money they pay her

726 days ago
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