Mariah Carey Strolls Around "American Idol" Set with Extra Protection

Posted Saturday October 6, 2012 4:37 PM GMT

Tightening up her security, Mariah Carey carefully made her way around the Baton Rouge, Louisiana set of "American Idol" on Thursday (October 4).

The Grammy Award-winning songstress was sexy in pink, strutting around in gold heels and a bright fuchsia dress, while by her security team and an armed police officer never strayed very far.

According to a conversation that Mariah had with Barbars Walters, the new reality show judge says she hired extra protection because she won't take any chances after an alleged threat from fellow judge Nicki Minaj.

While dishing on the incident, Miss Carey explained that when Minaj walked off the set, she was overheard saying, "If I had a gun I would shoot the bi***."

Since the scuffle, Nicki has denied ever threatening Mariah, and producers are insisting that everything is going well: "Despite all the accusations and media speculation — much of which is inaccurate — production is going extremely well today, and the judges are focused on finding the best talent here in Baton Rouge.”