Keith Urban sees himself as a peacemaker on the new panel of "American Idol" judges, but he might be in for more than he bargained for.
On the Thursday edition of "The View," Barbara Walters recounted a phone conversation she had with new judge Mariah Carey. Walters revealed details of a blowup Tuesday between Carey and new judge Nicki Minaj that was partly captured on video made public on the TMZ website. Walters said Carey told her that "when Nicki walked off the set, multiple people heard Nicki say, 'If I had a gun I would shoot the (expletive) (expletive).'"
After a meeting, Minaj said to Carey, "I love you, but we might fight again," according to Walters. "Mariah responded, 'No, we will not.'" Walters said Carey told her that the singer had hired extra security.
For his part, Urban, above left, insists the group, which also includes veteran judge Randy Jackson, is "getting along." And the show's producers released a statement on Friday saying: "This is one of the best, most passionate, dynamic and invested judging panels we've ever had."
In the web video, Urban is seen raising his hands in defeat next to a seemingly furious Minaj, who is shouting obscenities. A composed Carey is heard saying, "Why do I have a 3-year-old sitting around me?"
When asked what it feels like to be stationed between the women, Urban cracked a wry smile. "Best seat in the house."