Just when it seemed things were calming down between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj, Barbara Walters has gone and stirred it all up again.
"American Idol" judges Carey and Minaj had a throwdown during auditions Tuesday, and footage from the squabble leaked overnight, but by Wednesday they'd reportedly mended professional fences and were sitting down to work together again. And producer Nigel Lythgoe was telling TMZ that no way, no how had Minaj said anything even remotely resembling a death threat, as the gossip website had reported.
Thursday brought another story, after Babs rang up her pal Mariah and then shared their chat with the gals on "The View." That story didn't agree with Nigel's version of events.
Carey, Walters said, was worried after rapper Minaj, while walking off the "Idol" set following the Tuesday spat, allegedly said, "If I had a gun, I would shoot [her]." Other staffers heard the remark, Carey said.