Talking to TMZ's, The View, Barbara Walters, who spoke with Mariah, said she was concerned because "Nicki walked off the set and multiple people heard Nicki say, 'If I had a gun I would shoot the bitch." The quote was met with gasps from the audience and panel, alongside a few chuckles. Walters, who also quoted Mariah as saying that Nicki is "unpredictable", went on to explain how concerned she is, and how she's with her twins, hoping nothing would happen. Nicki tweeted: "I don't call tmz n Barbara Walters cuz I stand on my own two feet. Never needed an army. God is good. Insecurity is as cruel as the grave." And continued: "I guess it hurts 2 have the producers tell u to ur face that nicki is the best judge we've had since simon. Awww, poor u. Keep them lies cmn." Ouch.
Fellow judge Keith Urban has mixed feelings on the on-going feud; he told Extra TV, he felt like "the UN" but added, "I love it, I gotta say. I love working with passionate people. I love artists. Everyone just sort of expressing themselves. It's a very alive and very invigorating work environment."