"It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, it's not appropriate. I'm a professional. I'm not used to that type of environment."
Though it seems Mariah and Nicki have since made up, Mz. Carey still stands by her decision to have hired extra security, calling it the “appropriate thing to do.”
As for Mariah’s hopes for the show, with all the dramz included?
“For all the drama, I hope it helps the show. I think it's a classic, classy show and it didn't need this. For me, ultimately, this is about the kids, the contestants.”
Mariah also mentioned that she now wants to help someone else live out their dream, just as she has with her career!
Tune in to ABC tonight at 11:35pm to watch Barbara’s FULL interview with Mariah on Nightline!
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