RUSH: Little low-information news here. Monday night, Barbara Walters was on Nightline, and she interviewed the singer and American Idol judge Mariah Carey about the feud that she is having with Nicki Minaj. Here's how that went...
WALTERS: She said that when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, "If I had a gun, I would shoot that F-ing bitch." Did you take what she said se'wious'wy? (sic)
CAREY: It felt like an unsafe work environment. Any time anybody's reeling (sic) threats at somebody, you know, that's just... It's not appropriate. I mean, I've got two babies. I'm not gonna take any chances. So, yeah, I did hire more security.
RUSH: Do you believe this? Barbara Walters! She used to interview presidents. She once asked Jimmy Carter what kind of tree he would be. She used to do serious stuff! And I guess she still does. She had Mariah Carey on and is asking her about Nicki Minaj who said of Mariah Carey, quote, "If I had a gun I would shoot that F-ing bitch." Barbara Walters actually said that on Nightline! And you heard Mariah Carey. She's scared to death. She had to go hire more security. Can you imagine Nightline viewers watching this? They had to be literally outraged at Nicki Minaj. That's after they get ticked off at the Republicans and Bush. Then they got really mad at Nicki Minaj.
But Barbara Walters wasn't through talking about this with Mariah Carey.
WALTERS: Nicki w'ecently released a song. It's called "Hell, Yeah," it's about American Idol, and she says, "I'm quick to check a bitch if she is out of line." Are you the bitch she's singing about?
CAREY: Don't know. Don't know what she sang. I didn't know she sang. I thought she rapped or whatever.
WALTERS: Do you think this fight is detracting from American Idol?
CAREY: I think it's a classic, classy show, and it didn't need this. I really think it was just a crass moment.
RUSH: It is outrageous, isn't it, what's happening to American Idol? Can you believe...? I mean, that's the side issue here, but, folks! Such a wonderful, family-oriented tradition as American Idol is now descended to this with Nicki Minaj calling Mariah Carey a bitch and threatening to shoot her? And Barbara Walters is being brought into this to sort of get to the bottom of it, because America wants to know. America must know! America must get to the bottom of this, what's happening on American Idol. What's happened to American Idol? Nicki Minaj.
She doesn't sing.
RUSH: By the way, Mariah Carey said she had to beef up her security after Nicki Minaj called her an F-ing bitch and threatened to shoot her. Do you think that increased security had guns? Do you think Mariah Carey's added security was armed?
Did you hear about the blowout between Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett? Kevin Garnett plays for the Celtics, Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks. All during the game on Monday night they were trash talking, and Garnett was really insulting 'Melo, but nobody knew why.
After the game, Carmelo Anthony went over to the Celtics locker room at Madison Square Garden and stood by the bus waiting for Garnett to come out. It turns out that Garnett was taunting Carmelo Anthony during the game telling him that his wife La La tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios. And of course Carmelo Anthony didn't like this. He's estranged from his wife, they're not going great now, and Garnett was taunting him saying his wife tasted like Honey Nut Cheerio.
Can you imagine if Musburger had said that about Miss Alabama?