Top Stories

Mariah Carey Gets Real About 'American Idol': 'It Was a Bleak Experience'

Mariah Carey Gets Real About 'American Idol': 'It Was a Bleak Experience'

To make things clear…Mariah Carey did not enjoy being a judge on American Idol.

The singer made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (June 6) to talk about her The Butterfly Returns Residency in Las Vegas, new music, and more. The topic of American Idol did come up.

“Is it true that you told [Lionel Richie] not to do American Idol when he was thinking about whether or not he should judge it?” Jimmy asked Mariah, who judged on season 12 alongside Nicki Minaj.

“If I didn’t, I should have,” Mariah said as the audience laughed. “It was a bleak experience. We don’t have to go back there…I’ll tell you the best part was some of the memes we got.”

Pictured below: Mariah after recording her appearance on Wednesday (June 6) in Los Angeles.

Just Jared on Facebook
mariah carey jimmy kimmel live 01
mariah carey jimmy kimmel live 02
mariah carey jimmy kimmel live 03
mariah carey jimmy kimmel live 04
mariah carey jimmy kimmel live 05

Photos: Backgrid
Posted to: Jimmy Kimmel, Mariah Carey

JJ Links Around The Web

Getty
  • Find out who 50 Cent is feuding with on social media - TMZ
  • Debby Ryan opens up about her friendship with the Sprouse twins - Just Jared Jr
  • This original Legally Blonde star has high hopes for the third movie - TooFab
  • The Man in the High Castle is coming back to Amazon for a fourth season - The Hollywood Reporter
  • This hit Freeform show has been renewed for a second season - Just Jared Jr