Even the most diehard "American Idol" fans would have to admit that the show was borderline UNWATCHABLE last season. It was even worse than "X Factor", and that's saying something.
So, it wouldn't be shocking to hear that the people actually ON the show weren't enjoying it either. And MARIAH CAREYdefinitely didn't. In an interview yesterday, she said, quote, "Honestly, I hated it."
Now, we all know she hated it because of NICKI MINAJ . . . and she basically admitted to that, without specifically naming her.
Mariah said, quote, "I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment, and I was just like, 'OK. RANDY JACKSON will be there, I've known him forever . . . this isn't a big deal' . . .
"But it wasn't that. It was like going to work every day, in hell, with Satan."
She laughed, and claimed she was just "playin'" . . . and added, quote, "I was disappointed . . . I loved the contestants . . . it was disappointing when [the judges] would, for political reasons, not put people through."