Mariah Carey Hated ‘American Idol,’ Says It Was Like Working For Satan

Mariah Carey really hated working on American Idol. In fact, she said it wasn’t unlike working for Satan deep within the bowels of Hell.

It’s no secret that Carey and co-judge Nicki Minaj didn’t exactly care for one another during their stint on the floundering singing competition. However, the “Emotions” singer recently revealed just how miserable she was during her time on the show.

According to People, Mariah Carey thought she would have oodles of fun on American Idol. However, she soon discovered that she’d actually signed on for a stint working “every day in hell with Satan.”

“Honestly, I hated it. 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,'” Mariah Carey recently told the folks at HOT 97.

Although it’s clear that the singer hated working with Minaj during her time with American Idol, she didn’t have any negative things to say about the contestants. Judging from her comments, working with these talented folks was the lone highlight of the entire experience.

“I loved the contestants. And some of them were so good, and also really good people, and it was disappointing when they would, for political reasons, not put people through. And I’m like ‘I do not have to sit here and do this!” Carey explained.

Now that she’s finished with American Idol, Mariah Carey is putting the finishing touches on her long-awaited album The Art of Letting Go. Hollywood Life reports that the new collection of songs should arrive during the first half of 2014.

The singer recently discussed her new album on Facebook. Although fans have waited for years to get their hands on the tunes, Carey insists that it’s definitely worth the wait.

She wrote to her fans:

“There’s a lot of excitement that I’m going to reveal to you very soon, and sooner than you know it, you’re going to understand why but more than that, you’re going to feel what I’ve been feeling for the past- not three months- but three years. This is, to me, one of the most important albums I’ve ever made in my life. If you’re a lamb, a fan, or just a human being that needs to feel good, happy, sad, miserable, joyous.”

What do you think about Mariah Carey’s recent comments about American Idol?

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