Nick Cannon Brushes Off ‘Gun Threat’ In Nicki Minaj And Mariah Carey Fight

Following the mother of all bust-ups, rumours emerged suggesting that Nicki Minaj had threatened fellow judge Mariah Carey with a gun, but now Mariah’s husband has claimed he doesn’t know anything about a gun but admits it made a good story.

Nick Cannon was reportedly hosting Safe Communications 1st Annual Family Day this weekend where he was asked about the safety of his wife Mariah on set of American Idol.

While Mariah was said to have called Barbara Walters, who announced on The View, that Mariah had claimed a number of people had heard Nicki threaten ‘to shoot’ her, the American Idol judges issued an official statement, where they said: “We love and support our judges”.

Of Mariah’s safety, Nick told E! News: “I wasn’t concerned. That’s exactly what you called it was drama. With drama, it’s theatrics. I’m not worried about that stuff.”

But when pressed if there had been a gun threat, he said with a laugh: “I don’t know. I wasn’t there. It made for good news. It sounded good, right? Good job Fox.”

E! has reported that Mariah has now amped up her security following her ferocious fight with Nicki earlier this week.