MARIAH CAREY claims that NICKI MINAJ threatened to shoot her.

With a gun.

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The new “American Idol” judges finally gave us proof of their long-rumored feud when Nicki Minaj went on a swearing fest at Mariah Carey earlier this week while auditioning potential “American Idol” contestants—and it was all caught on tape.

But what wasn’t caught on tape was the alleged death threat Nicki made against Mariah.

The singer recently spoke to renowned journalist Barbara Walters about the incident, and she revealed that Nicki threatened her life right after their big blow-up.

Barbara then talked about the conversation with Mariah on a recent episode of “The View”… she began:

“[Mariah] said that what you heard was troublesome. But that’s not what really worried her. She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, ‘If I had a gun I would shoot the b*tch’.”

WHOA.

Walters continued:

“And she said there were staff members who heard her, hairdressers, producers, other people. She said she is very concerned, she is with her twins. She doesn’t feel that anything would happen… but Nicki is unpredictable and Mariah says she can’t take a chance and she has hired extra security.”

And when Nicki heard that Mariah had spoken about their fight to Barbara Walters, she tweeted:

“I don’t call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave.”

The enraged rapper continued:

“I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we’ve had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn.”

Seriously? Mariah may not be as famous as she once was, but the woman has real talent… real singing talent.

So how could Nicki—a woman who raps about nonsense and shakes her huge butt in music videos to make people forget that her songs are nonsense—possibly believe that she’s the best “American Idol” judge?

Now that’s just crazy.

Who are you rooting for in this cat fight? Mariah or Nicki?

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