Pop star Mariah Carey in a recent interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters confirmed that she hired extra security following an on set verbal altercation with Nicki Minaj in the latter part of last year.
In footage leaked to the Internet by a crewmember, Minaj is seen warning Carey not to speak to her in a condescending manner or she would knock her down.
According to reports Carey took this as a threat of violence and hired more security personnel the next day. There have even been rumors that the “Starship” rapper threatened to use a gun, however Minaj has strongly denied those claims.
In the interview Carey told Walters; “It felt like an unsafe work environment,” she also said, “Anytime somebody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, it’s not appropriate.” “I’ve got two babies … I’m not going to take any chances. I did hire more security. I felt it was the appropriate thing to do.”
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