In a three-part reality TV series from E! Entertainment, entitled My Truth Nicki Minaj expresses her feelings on her feud with Mariah Carey, saying that 42 – year old was favourited in the media as she received backlash after it was reported.
As many may recall, Barbara Walters decided that she would contact the Hero singer to find out her side of the story which she publicised to the media saying that Mariah had decided to increase her security up for her own protection and called Nicki ‘unpredictable’.
The journalist veteran didn’t contact Minaj to understand her side of the story, which upset the rapper.
Now that Minaj is telling her side of the story, in a conversation with Mack Maine she explains how the feud started, revealing that the cameras hadn’t picked up the first 20 minutes prior to the argument that wasn’t caught on tape. She also reveals that Carey wasn’t pleased when she was informed that another female artist would be joining the judging panel: “20 minutes before that happened, she egged me on and I walked off — I stormed off the stage because didn’t wanna do that, so I left and when I came back it was another jab…
“She’s admitted that she did not want another female doing the show, thinking somebody’s coming to steal her shine. And nitpicking, nitpicking, nitpicking — I don’t do well with that passive aggress sh–. I’m not gonna allow it no more. I can’t. I work and keep it moving, I don’t even f— with the people in this business.”
The subject was then closed up, only for it to be brought up again when the topic was raised once again. During a private flight, the Young Money star went on to reveal her reaction when she learned Walters had decided to get involved and only get Carey’s version of the story: “I really felt good when I left yesterday and then I hear that Mariah went to Barbara Walters with some more fabrication that even the producers told her was never said.
“Telling Barbara I said something about a gun, which everybody knows that I’m way smarter than that. Literally my jaw was just hanging open and I was in shock. I’ve never in my life said anything regarding a gun.”
Minaj concluded, accusing of Barbara of treating her unfairly because she’s a rapper, saying: “Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I’m a little black girl that raps?” she said, addressing Walters directly. “Because if I was J. Lo, you would’ve called J. Lo’s camp. But are we not good enough for you Barbara?
“‘Cause you wasn’t even there when I was on the show Barbara. So I guess I’m not good enough but I’m only good enough for you to tell people I’m ‘unpredictable,’ when you don’t f—–g know me?”
Despite the feud, Minaj has said that she still maintains respect for Carey: “Why would I wanna have a rift with someone I’ve looked up to my by DownloadNSave” href=”http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1697184/nicki-minaj-mariah-carey-barbara-walters.jhtml”>whole life? I’ve loved her and even told her that in the meeting. Actually I’m happy that Mariah’s on the panel because I think that’s a great thing.
“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.”
Walters found out that Minaj had angrily tweeted when she found out that Walters had only spoken to Carey to know her story of the feud.
On The View, Walters addressed the tweets, explaining: “Nicki has said, ‘Well, why didn’t we reach out to her? It was one-sided.’ We did.”
Claiming that she had Carey’s home phone number, she added: “Even on the air, at that moment. I didn’t have her by DownloadNSave” href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/barbara-walters-nicki-minaj-the-view_n_1949374.html”>home phone number. We said, ‘Please call us!'”