The Season 12 premiere of "American Idol" is just days away, so you know what that means ... time for Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj to hash out that three month-old feud!

"It felt like an unsafe work environment," Mariah tells Barbara Walters in a new ABC News interview. "Anytime anybody's reeling threats at somebody, you know, that's just -- it's not appropriate. I've got two babies. I'm not going to take any chances. Yeah, I did hire more security. I just felt it was the appropriate thing to do."

READ THE FULL STORY AND WATCH MARIAH'S INTERVIEW AT AOL MUSIC BLOG.