Mariah Carey Beefs Up Security as She Returns to American Idol Set Post-Nicki Minaj Feud

Judge is back to business in Baton Rouge after her headline-grabbing altercation with fellow reality star

By Gina Serpe Oct 05, 2012 7:39 PMTags

If there's one thing Mariah Carey knows how to do, it's make an entrance.

And the feud-embroiled American Idol judge did just that yesterday, when she made good on her word in the wake of her altercation with Nicki Minaj and returned to the Baton Rouge set of the Fox reality hit with some particularly intimidating posse members in tow.

Mariah was flanked by some serious security detail (including what looks to be a uniformed member of Baton Rouge's finest) as she made her way around the Louisiana audition venue.

Obviously, Carey took seriously the alleged threat she claimed Minaj lobbed her way—relayed to the world yesterday via the unusual means of View host turned Mimi mouthpiece Barbara Walters—when she supposedly declared in an off-the-cuff remark that she would "shoot" her fellow reality judge.

Well, one Minaj Twitter rant later, and things have apparently calmed down enough for the duo to carry on doing what they're paid for: making headlines judging. We already can't wait for the season to start.