Mariah Carey: Being on ‘American Idol’ Was ‘The Worst Experience of My Life’

Mariah Carey: Being on ‘American Idol’ Was ‘The Worst Experience of My Life’

This June 2, 2012 file photo shows American singer Mariah Carey performing during a concert in Monaco. A person familiar with the singing competition series "American Idol"  negotiations say Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of the Fox talent competition. The source requested anonymity because of the private nature of negotiations. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)
This June 2, 2012 file photo shows American singer Mariah Carey performing during a concert in Monaco. A person familiar with the singing competition series “American Idol” negotiations say Carey is being pursued to join the judging panel of the Fox talent competition. The source requested anonymity because of the private nature of negotiations. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, file)

 

(Today) – Asked on “The Kyle and Jackie O Radio Show” whether she’d return for the series’ finale next year, her answer was unequivocal: “Hell, no!” she said. “That was the worst experience of my life.”

But despite all the hype you may remember from that season, her dislike for the show didn’t stem from her rumored feud with fellow judge and musician Nicki Minaj, she said. “I’m not going to get into what it was, but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show.”

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