Mariah Carey signed on to what she believed would be a three-person panel on American Idol and revealed to Hot 97 in a new interview that she really hated her experience on the hit singing competition.
She likened her experience on the show to “going to work every day in hell with Satan.”
She said, “Nah, I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much — I was just disappointed.”
The best part of her time on the show was working with all of the contestants. She said, “I loved the contestants. And some of them that were so good – and really good people, you could tell – it was disappointing when they would, for political reason, not put people through. I’m like, ‘I don’t need to sit here and do this.’ I would prefer to just put this person in the studio, record a record with them. Or tell another producer, ‘Yo, you should produce this artist because they’re beautiful, they can sing, they’re talented.”
Did she sound like she was playing about the show?