Mariah Carey jokes to Lionel Richie about possible ‘American Idol’ gig: “Don’t do it”
Fox(NEW YORK) — Pop diva Mariah Carey hasn’t exactly kept it a secret that she didn’t enjoy her time as a judge on American Idol four and a half years ago. So how does she feel that her current tour mate, music legend Lionel Richie, is reportedly being courted for ABC’s American Idol reboot?
Asked by Entertainment Tonight whether she had any advice for Lionel, Carey replied, “I would say, don’t do it.” She then added, “No, I’m only kidding. If he wants to do it, that’ll be great. I think he would be really good at it.”
Carey continued, “Yeah, they just were trying to foil me when I went on there. So, you know, that’s the only reason why I say that [to Richie].”
Mariah also has faith that pop star Katy Perry, the only judge confirmed so far, will do a good job.
“She’ll be good too,” Mariah said. “They both will be good.”
Mariah once described her brief time on American Idol‘s season 12 as the “worst experience” of her life. She infamously clashed with fellow judge, rapper Nicki Minaj. Both Carey and Minaj appeared on the show just that one season.
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