Nicki Minaj Called 'Satan' by Former Co-Judge Mariah Carey While Stating she 'Hated' Her Time on American Idol

Mariah Carey had a revealing interview with a New York radio station when she compared fellow singer and former co-worker Nicki Minaj to Satan.

The 43-year-old said Minaj was responsible for ending her time on the judging panel during of American Idol a recent interview with Angie Martinez on HOT 97.

"Honestly, I hated it,' she revealed when asked about her time on the show. I thought it was going to be a 3-person panel... but it wasn't that. It was like going to work every day in Hell with Satan."

However, after saying those words Carey said she was just joking

"I'm just playing!' she quipped. It didn't affect me that much. I was disappointed."

Still Minaj does not regret serving as a judge for season 12 of American Idol despite some of the flack she may have received for controversy that she caused on the nationally televised singing competition.

"My experience was great! It was a blessing," she previously told E! News. "I had a wonderful time and I learned a lot about myself; I learned a lot about the world's perception of me. And I think it was a great thing for hip-hop to see me transcend, and then I can come back and still do the BET Awards and still be authentic in what I do."

Minaj served as a judge with Carey as well as singer Keith Urban and the series veteran and record producer, Randy Jackson. Despite the well-known names on the judge's panel, publications like Forbes and The New York Daily News reported that American Idol underwent its biggest ratings drop in over a decade.

Carey was being interviewed to promote her new album, The Art Of Letting Go, which is set to be released shortly. She added that her two-year-old twins Monroe and Moroccan will make a vocal appearance on the album.

The new American judging panel will now comprise of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez and Harry Connick, Jr., with judge Randy Jackson taking a step back and appearing as a mentor. The show is set to debut on January 15.

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