Mariah Carey Slams ‘American Idol’ And Announces Christmas Album Re-Release In Radio Interview

Mike Wass | May 28, 2015 2:01 pm
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Mariah Carey spilled plenty of tea in two different Australian radio interviews yesterday (May 27). The flawless 45-year-old raved about meeting Olivia Newton-John and diligently plugged #1 To Infinity, but she really let loose when asked if she would return for the American Idol. “Hell no! Absolutely not, that was the worst experience of my life,” she told Kyle & Jackie O. “I’m not going to get into what it was but let’s just say I don’t think they had any intention for us to have a good experience during that show.”

“Pinning two females against each other wasn’t cool,” Mimi said in reference to her perceived clash with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. “It should have been about the contestants and not about some non-existent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. I would never want to be involved with it again but everybody else can like it!” But there’s more. “It’s so boring and so fake,” the serial chart-topper continued. “I’m sorry… when I say fake, I mean it’s like you have make up things to say.”

The “Infinity” diva spoke with Fitzy & Wippa later that day and revealed that she will be returning to the Beacon Theatre in New York City for another mini-residency in December. Mariah also announced that her mega-selling Merry Christmas LP will be re-released later this year with a couple of surprises for fans. Listen to both interview, which have kindly been uploaded together, below. Mimi talks about the re-release at the 17-minute mark.

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