On the heels of releasing a new single, “The Art of Letting Go” the lead single off her next album she hopes to release in February, Mariah Carey sounds off on what it was like sitting on the American Idol judges panel. The interview was a sit down with Angie Martinez on Hot 97 earlier this week.
Honestly, I thought it was gonna be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment,” said Mariah, who was paid a reported $18 million. She made headlines for her feud with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. “It was like going to work everyday in hell with Satan,” laughed Mariah, adding, “Nah, I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much. I was disappointed.”
So the TMZ gossip was correct. Mariah was disappointed when the 3 judge panel was expanded to include Nicki. Meow.
Of course, it takes 2 to fuel a feud. Mariahs dainty paws aren’t exactly clean in this situation either. In Dante’s 7 levels of hell, the divas occupied suites on their very own floors. Poor Keith Urban was stuck on an elevator between them.
Mariah also hated the Idol experience when good singers weren’t put through for “political reasons.” Hinting at producer manipulation? I’m shocked SHOCKED I tell you.
You can watch Mariah being…MARIAH in the full 15 minute interview below. DAHLINGS.