Mariah Carey Talks To Barbara Walters About Music, Motherhood And Nicki Minaj

Mariah Carey, who is expected to release an album sometime early on in the New Year, sat down with Barbara Walters on Nightline to discuss her new album, new twins and highly publicized feud with Nicki Minaj.

Regarding the new album, Carey was relatively quiet preferring to focus on her upcoming season as judge on American Idol.

In response to Minaj's verbal threats, Carey said she hired extra security:

"I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do. Sitting there on the road with two babies, I'm not going to take any chances."

Carey notes that she and her kids celebrated a very special first birthday, trekking to Paris: "[Husband Nick Cannon] is just as festive as I am," Carey said. "I'm very, very festive, and he kind of almost trumps me there."

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