Now that one of the world’s longest-running reality talent show is finally being canned, Mariah Carey let the cat out of the bag. Or rather, opened an entire can of worms.

Depending on which way you want to look at it.

Mariah Carey American Idol


The former “American Idol” judge called in to an Australian radio show yesterday (Thursday, 28th May) where the hosts asked if she would be open to returning for the talent show’s final episode. To which Mariah replied, “Hell no! Absolutely not. That was the worst experience of my life.”

Which is kinda odd if you think about it, considering the fact that she reportedly earned USD18 million for just that one season as an “Idol” judge alongside Randy Jackson, Keith Urban, and Nicki Minaj. That having said, it’s no secret now that at that time, her main issue was the “obvious” feud between her and fellow judge Nicki Minaj.

Mariah Carey Nicki Minaj American Idol

Mariah even admitted, “I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show. Pitting two females against each other wasn’t cool. It should’ve been about the contestants instead of about some nonexistent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness.”

On top of that, she even went as far as to call “American Idol” fake. And by fake, she means that she had to make up things to say about people when really, all she wanted to do was to call a good performance good and end it there. Her final verdict?

I would never want to be involved with it again. But everyone else can like it!

Whoa, she definitely totally ripped the show apart, eh?

Listen to the interview here:


“American Idol” returns for its 15th and final season in January 2016.

Sources: Us Weekly, The Wrap.

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