Transcript for Mariah Carey on 'American Idol': 'It Was Like Hell'
mariah carey, opening up about her time as an "american idol" judge, saying she's more than happy to be done with the show, after a very rocky season. Abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Very nice, darling. Very nice. Reporter: This morning, it seems that behind that smile, behind the judges' table, "american idol," ma eye ya carey was miserable. The star now admitting she hated the season she spent on the show. I was disappointed. Reporter: Mariah left "idol" in may. But has been quiet until now. What went on with "american idol"? That's over. Right? That's over. Did you like it? No. Honestly, I hated it. Reporter: One reason, that well-publicized feud with fellow judge, nicki minaj. I told them I'm not putting up with your -- I thought it was going to be a three-personal panel. It was hell going to work every day in hell, with satan. Well, her outfit. Of course. Actually doing -- Reporter: The pop star reveals what she says happened behind scenes at the competition singing show. Some of them were so good and also really good people, you could tell. And it would just -- it was disappointing when they would, for political reasons, not -- I'm not going to sit here and do this. I would refer to put this person in a studio and record a record with them. Your range is better than mariah's. This is what I deal with when I come into my job. Reporter: The two divas don't have to worry about another season on "idol" since neither will return to "idol." I like going into the studio and doing my own thing. We'll go back to that. Good tv.
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