Mariah Carey Slams ‘Idol’ and Nicki Minaj, It Was ‘Hell’

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Mariah Carey Slams ‘Idol’ and Nicki Minaj, It Was ‘Hell’
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Mariah Carey spilled the tea on Hot 97 reminiscing about the good, old, god-awful days when she was a judge on “American Idol.”

Mariah, always a reliable source of shaaaaade, offered up these quotes about her former employer and one of its ex-minions Nicki Minaj. Long story short, she basically called Nicki the devil.

“Honestly, I hated it,” she said of working on “Idol,” after sipping from her life’s prime source of sustenance (a champagne flute of sparkling cider). “I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment, and I was 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,” Mariah continued. “It was like going to work every day in hell with Satan.”

A brief pause, then, “Nah, I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much.”

Here’s the full interview:

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