“Ugh! It was the most the most abusive experience! By the way, you’ve just driven me to drink,” the 46-year-old singer told reporters during a recent interview when asked about appearing on the hit reality show, according to [Fox News](http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2016/08/04/mariah-carey-slams-american-idol-it-was-most-abusive-experience.html?utmsource=feedburner&utmmedium=feed&utmcampaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fentertainment+%28Internal+-+Entertainment+-+Mixed%29)_.
Mariah with judges Randy Jackson and Nicki on AI in 2013.
The mom-of-two joined American Idol in 2013 for Season 12 but only lasted one season on the series due to an alleged feud with fellow judge Nicki Minaj. In a previous interview, Mariah confessed her time on the show was "boring" and "fake."
"That was the worst experience of my life. I'm not going to get into what [the problem] was, let's just say, I don't think they had any intentions of [the judges] having a good experience through that show," she said.
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