I still believe the whole Nicki vs Mariah public squabble is a publicity stunt to boost TV ratings for American Idol. Even if they don't like each other, why wait until they are both signed to "American Idol" to start showing their animosity to each other in public?
At any time Mariah and Nicki could have taken their disagreements to Twitter like every other celebrity.
One noted blogger, Dr. Boyce Watkins, is concerned that -- even if this is a publicity stunt -- what kind of message are these women sending to their young fans?
"When celebrities and role models behave this way on television, it should concern us all," he writes on Yourblackword.net.
"It seems that black women fighting and trying to murder one another has become the trend of the day, and quite frankly, it’s making me sick."
Like everyone else, I was shocked and dismayed to hear the allegation that Nicki Minaj threatened to shoot Mariah Carey on the set of the television show, “American Idol.” Of course, this is Mariah’s claim, but if it’s true, it’s certainly a problem.
This is not just Diva talk and not just for entertainment. When we get to the point of people making death threats toward one another, we are seeing the worst of what we can be as human beings.
I am also concerned about all the little girls who look up to Nicki Minaj and the possibility that they might believe that she actually did threaten to kill her rival. For the rest of us, it’s entertainment. But for anyone who raises teen daughters in urban settings, you know that this kind of hunger for confrontation can be very real among young black women.
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