Yesterday we reported on the viral video of Nicki Minaj losing her cool on Mariah Carey during a taping of American Idol. Now, Barbara Walters has claimed to have talked directly to Mariah, who had some very seriously disturbing details regarding what Nicki Minaj was saying when the cameras were off.

On this video, provided by TMZ, Barbara Walters claims that she had called Mariah Carey just before they went live on the air to ask her about what exactly happened on the set of American Idol. You may be surprised to find out that according to Barbara, who spoke with Mariah, Nicki allegedly even went as far as to say that if she had a gun she would “shoot” Mariah.

Whoa, whoa, whoa! What!? That’s a little bit extreme, Nicki. It’s also interesting to note that Mariah said she is uncomfortable emotionally but will continue with the show.

Apparently Nicki got wind of the details and went on a very long-winded Twitter rant defending herself, including claiming that her comments about the gun were not true:

The struggle to be a victim is real in these streets. Lmaooooooooooo / The struggle to not have the kid on the show is real in these streets. Lmaooooooooo / 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. / Barbara walters didn’t reach out from our team barbz. I guess we’re too dangerous. Don’t shake if u don’t wannA get shook!!!! LmAooooooooooo / 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. / 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 / Tried to keep quiet but let’s go!!!! / Now if u want more tea tweet #gimmemoreteanicki

Okay so if neither story is true, it means that at least one of them is lying about a very, very serious, potentially life-threatening comment. That’s disturbing.

Nicki went on to tweet even more comments about the situation, apparently directing her messages this time directly to Mariah herself:

I thought we resolved it yesterday but I see u want ur pity party to continue. So I’m bout to po dot tea. / Nah. Dat tea is waaaayyyy too potent for the blogs right now. Lmaooooo. Ima keep it on COCK. Stale tea is the best t. Bwahahahahahaahhaaa / All I do is compliment u. That’s not enuff? Ur a legend, cheer up. U don’t have to run down ur resume or feel intimidated. Shady McGrady… / I wld just advise everyone who isnt there to witness what’s actually going on to #keepitzafukcute / Oop sorry brat. Shit is real in the field. Pls accept my apology. / Barbz this day shall go down in history. Cackling for the gawdts

For some reason we suspect that this isn’t nearly the end of this feud. Barbara Walters mentioned in the above TMZ video that there was a photo shoot scheduled for today. We’re wondering what kind of vibe was going down then.

What are your thoughts about the Nicki/Mariah feud? Some people seemed to think that it was made for publicity, but claims of violent threats involving guns seems a bit extreme to just make up for publicity. Either way this isn’t a good vibe for American Idol to be sending this early in the game, wouldn’t you agree?