MariahCarey122312_16_230.jpgAfter her infamous clash with Nicki Minaj during American Idol auditions in October, Mariah Carey has finally revealed her feelings on the incident.

“It felt like an unsafe work environment. Anytime anybody’s reeling threats at somebody, you know, that’s just not appropriate," the singer told Barbara Walters in an exclusive Nightline interview. "Sitting there on the road with two babies, I’m not gonna take any chances, so yeah I did hire more security.”

The feud began in an argument over a contestant while filming in Charlotte, North Carolina, where an angry Minaj is said to have said, “If I had a gun I would shoot her (Carey).”

The two stars have since made their peace, allowing Carey to focus on her role as a judge and mentor.

“For me, ultimately this is about the contestants," Carey added. I’ve been blessed with my dream (for) more than half my life so I want to help give that back to someone else.”