Carey starting off bluntly when asked if she enjoyed her time on the reality singing competition: “Honestly, I hated it.” Much of her distress, apparently, was due to the fact that she was under the impression it would be a three-person panel with Randy Jackson and not-Nicki. The result? “It was like Hell. It was like going to work everyday in Hell with Satan,” she laughed. “Nah I’m just playing. It didn’t affect me that much.” That sort of joking-but-not-really shade is straight out of Diva Power Moves 101.
Watch the full interview below (the Idol chatter begins at 10:00), and steel yourselves for a Minaj response.
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