Mariah Carey Says Idol Was 'Worst' Thing She's Done

So no, she won't be back
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2015 10:19 AM CDT

To say Mariah Carey did not love her experience as an American Idol judge would be a bit of an understatement. "That was the worst experience of my life," Carey said in a recent interview on Australia's Kyle and Jackie O radio show picked up by ETOnline. The hosts wanted to know if she'd return in any capacity for the show's last episode, and she responded, "Hell no. Absolutely not. ... I would never want to be involved with it again."

Why? It appears in part to have something to do with fellow judge Nicki Minaj, with whom Carey was rumored to have feuded. "I don't think they had any intention for us to have a good experience doing that show," Carey said. "Pitting two females against each other wasn't cool. It should have been about the contestants instead of about some nonexistent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness." She also apparently had some issues with the show itself, calling it "so boring and so fake" and adding, "You have to make up things to say about people," when half of the time she just wanted to call a performance what it was: good. More of Carey's comments here. (More Mariah Carey stories.)

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