It’s no secret that music divas Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj despised each other on American Idol. Now, Carey is speaking candidly about her disdain for the rapper. “Honestly, I hated it,” Carey said of her time working on American Idol during a recent radio interview with New York’s Hot 97.
“I thought it was going to be a three-person panel,” Carey explained. “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.’ But it wasn’t that … It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.”
Carey later downplayed her comments saying, “I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much.”
The legendary singer opted to not return for Season 13 of the show so she could continue working on her own music. “I like being in the studio better and going on my own tours, etc. So we’re going back to that.”