I know what it’s like to work for people who make Satan look like Mother Theresa. It isn’t easy and you fantasize about getting back at them, and some of us do. Mariah got back at Nicki Minaj when she explained how awful it was working for American Idol.
Nicki really treated Mariah like crap and it changed the way many people see Nicki. Poor Mariah had to deal with Nicki’s insults every day and Nicki would perpetually roll her eyes at Mariah and giving Mariah the cold shoulder.
Carey thought that she would only be sharing the panel with two other judges, but signing on for the should turned out to be an experience that she “hated.”
“Honestly, I hated it,” she confessed. “Here’s what it was. I was the first person who signed on…I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice…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.”
I really hate seeing talented people step out of their lane, like when Ellen DeGeneres judged American Idol, it was a disaster! Sometimes it’s okay to say no to an offer! In Mimi’s case, she agreed to judge Idol before Minaj was brought on board. She was kind of stuck and had to go through with her contract, but Mariah and Nicki’s roles didn’t spike the ratings any and their feud made viewers uncomfortable. Mariah remained silent on the drama this entire time. I’m glad that she’s finally spoken out about it.