Nicki Minaj Attacks Mariah Carey In Twitter Rant Following American Idol Fight

5 October 2012, 10:25 | Updated: 5 October 2012, 11:57

The 'Starships' rapper is unhappy with the 'Dreamlover' star's recent interview speaking of a "gun" threat.

Nicki Minaj took to her Twitter account yesterday (4th October) to speak about her fight with Mariah Carey on American Idol for the first time.

The 'Superbass' star reacted angrily after her fellow judge gave an interview with journalist Barbara Walter claiming the rapper "threatened" to "shoot" 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****," recalled Walters of her conversation with the 'Without You' star.

After reading the comments, Nicki launched an attack on the judge with several comments on her Twitter feed.

She wrote: "Hey yAll. Lets just say nicki said smthn about a gun. ppl will believe it cuz she's a black rapper. Lmao. I'll then hit up Barbara n milk it."

"Ironically no camera or mic heard the gun comment tho. Lol @ the struggle. Not even the producers believed u. Say no to violence barbz."

"I thought we resolved it yesterday but I see u want ur pity party to continue,"

"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."

"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 cm" 

Nicki also retweeted several messages from her fans who were showing support to the singer.

"Cuz i never said it!!!! RT @ItsMarthaBitch: Right! I never heard "ima knock you out" come out of Nickis mouth in that footage," she wrote.

American Idol boss Nigel Lythgoe defended Nicki after the fight stating that reports of such a threat were "absolute rubbish".

Video footage of the pair's fight emerged online with Keith Urban and Randy Jackson having to try and calm their fellow judges down.

Mariah's husband Nick Cannon also came out in defence of his wife after the fight and stated the show was in danger of losing its intended focus.