Nicki Minaj scared: Star worried about American Idol judges feud and how fans will perceive her

Nicki Minaj is -- as many already know because of recent headlines about an a TV feud -- one of the new judges on "American Idol."

According to, Minaj is now speaking out and admitting that she is scared about the show.

Minaj told On the Red Carpet , "I'm scared. I don't know [why]. Maybe I shouldn't have been so like ... It's hard for me to not say how I really feel. I'm having a hard time [with how honest I am sometimes]. 'Cause everyone else is so nice. I mean, I dunno."

A verbal battle between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj began brewing in October.

In early october "The View's" Barbara Walters told Carey's side of the "American Idol" argument, and Nicki Minaj unloaded her side on her Twitter account.

ABC, which airs "The View," reports that Walters interviewed Carey about the dust-up prior to Thursday's show.

Walters said that the singer told her she "doesn't feel comfortable emotionally," and that "multiple people heard" Minaj say, "If I had a gun, I would shoot the b****" after the rapper's outburst at the judges' table. Walters said that Carey plans to continue working with "Idol," and has also hired extra security.

Minaj took to Twitter to deny that she ever said anything about a gun.

CNN contributed to this story.

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