Mariah Carey Slams Her Time on ‘American Idol’ — “It Was the Most Abusive Experience”

It seems Mariah Carey doesn’t have any fond memories of previously serving as a judge on American Idol.

“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](

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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.”

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“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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