Mariah Carey Says Nicki Minaj *Did* Threaten to Shoot Her
There was talk that NICKI MINAJ threatened to KILL MARIAH CAREY after their "situation" on the "American Idol" set on Tuesday . . . but a producer from the show denied it.
--However, Mariah believes she DID say it.
--On "The View" yesterday, BARBARA WALTERS said that she talked to Mariah before the show taped, and Mariah told her that when Nicki walked off the set, "multiple people" heard her say "If I had a gun, I would shoot that [B-word]."
--Mariah said she was "very concerned." She doesn't actually think anything would happen, but she said, quote, "Nicki is unpredictable, and I can't take a chance, so I've hired extra security."
--Mariah said Nicki hasn't apologized . . . but they've been together since then in meetings, and after one, Nicki said, quote, "I love you, but we might fight again," and Mariah responded, quote, "No, we will not."
--Mariah added that she doesn't feel "comfortable emotionally" . . . but says she'll continue with the show because she loves it.
Chris Brown Says He Broke Up With His Girlfriend
Yesterday, we heard that KARRUECHE TRAN had broken up with CHRIS BROWN. Well, Chris Brown is now confirming that it's over . . . but he says HE did the dumping.
--He says, quote, "I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna.
--"I'd rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives."
Did La Toya Jackson Take Bags of Money From Michael's House After He Died?
Are you ready for even MORE Jackson Family Chaos? We've got some, courtesy of a new book called "Untouchable: The Strange Life and Tragic Death of Michael Jackson" by a guy named Randall Sullivan.
--The book says that after Michael died in June of 2009, LA TOYA JACKSON and her boyfriend showed up at the house, demanding to be let in. Michael's mother KATHERINE arrived soon after.
--Once they got in, they called a woman who had been the longtime nanny of Michael's kids before being fired. Apparently, Michael was in the habit of stashing money in plastic bags and under carpets, and she knew where it was.
--They asked the ex-nanny where to find it . . . and a security staff member says he watched La Toya and her boyfriend load the bags of money into duffel bags and place them in the garage.
--JANET JACKSON showed up with a moving van the next day . . . we assume to remove the bags.
--The book also discusses the craziness that happened earlier this year when some of Michael's siblings took their mother to a spa in Arizona and wouldn't let her contact Michael's kids.
--Not surprisingly, the book claims that was an attempt to gain a conservatorship over her . . . which would have given them control of her portion of Michael's estate.
Katie Holmes and Joshua Jackson Have Nixed a "Dawson's Creek" Reunion
JAMES VAN DER BEEK was hoping to have a "Dawson's Creek" reunion on his new show "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23" . . . but KATIE HOLMES and JOSHUA JACKSON turned him down. Supposedly, the Beek was "bummed."
--An "insider" tells "In Touch Weekly", quote, "[Katie and Joshua] are too busy . . . they have a million things going on in their careers."
Kanye West Has Deleted All His Tweets Except One That Says "Be Back Soon"
KANYE WEST has deleted ALL his Tweets except one, which he posted yesterday, that reads, quote, "BE BACK SOON." Also, the only person he's currently following is KIM KARDASHIAN.
--There's no word what he's up to.