Nicki Minaj’s E! special My Truth is certainly presenting one version of events. That’s the funny thing about truth, though: everyone’s is different.
In the second of her three-night special last night (which you can watch in full), Minaj gave her story about what is going on between herself, Mariah Carey and Barbara Walters. It all started a few months ago, when Carey told Walters that Minaj had threatened her. At the time, Carey, via Walters, said that she heard Minaj say, “If I had a gun, I would shoot the b***h,” referring to Carey. Walters then repeated on The View.
But in the new special, Minaj said that after Carey leveled the gun charge, Walters simply reported it and didn’t ask Minaj’s team for comment. “Am I not good enough for you [Walters] to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?” she said, talking to her entourage. “Because if I was J. Lo, you would’ve called J. Lo’s camp. But are we not good enough for you Barbara?…I’m only good enough for you to tell people I’m ‘unpredictable,’ when you don’t f—–g know me?”
When talking about Carey, Minaj was kinder. “Why would I wanna have a rift with someone I’ve looked up to my whole life? I’ve loved her and even told her that in the meeting….You’ve got one of the best singers than ever sang ever in the world. Ain’t nothing wrong with that, but the fact that you had a problem with me being on there and that’s why there’s an issue.”
When asked, a rep for Walters told EW that View producers did reach out to Minaj’s team for comment, and did not receive a response. A rep for The View told EW the same thing.
A rep for Carey and Minaj did not return EW’s request for comment.
What truth? Whose truth? One thing we know for sure: If the new American Idol judging panel ever swings by The View, things are going to get awkward.