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Mariah Carey: American Idol Was Like 'Working In Hell'

Mariah Carey Hated Working at American Idol

Originally posted 11/13/2013 05:00PM

You can't blame it on the champagne. Mariah Carey sipped non-alcoholic sparkling cider during a radio interview on Tuesday, but she didn't hold back when asked about her time as a judge on American Idol admitting, "Honestly, I hated it."

The singer, who butted heads with fellow judge Nicki Minaj on the most recent season of the reality show, told Hot 97's Angie Martinez, that the experience wasn't at all what she thought it would be like when she signed on.

"I thought it was going to be a three-person panel," she admitted, thinking she'd have fun working with her longtime friend Randy Jackson. "But it wasn't that."

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