Mariah Carey On American Idol: "I Hated It"
She says her time on the show "was like going to work every day in hell"…
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 20:20
Mariah Carey has spoken out about her time as a judge on American Idol, revealing that she "hated it" and saying it was "hell".
The singer made the frank admission during a Hot 97 radio interview in the US, and even appeared to take a shot at her fellow panelist Nicki Minaj.
When asked about her time on the talent show, Carey told host Angie Martinez: "Honestly, I hated it."
The 43-year-old music diva continued: "I was the first person signed on … I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment, and I was just like, 'Okay. Randy Jackson will be there; I've known him forever. He used to play bass for me. Like, this isn't a big deal. This will be nothing.'"
Apparently taking a dig at her co-star Minaj, Mariah added: "But it wasn't that. It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan."
The Art Of Letting Go star then laughed at the comparison before saying: "Naw, I'm just playing. It didn't affect me that much. I was disappointed."
Mimi did however admit that there were some enjoyable moments on the hit Fox series.
She said: "You know what I loved? I loved the contestants. And some of them that were so good - and also really good people, you could tell - it was disappointing when they would, for political reasons, not put people through."
Carey and Minaj openly bickered during their one-season stint on the show, with Super Bass star Nicki even taking to Twitter to label Mariah "insecure and bitter".
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