mariah carey slams the american idol singing contest as being a abusive experience when she was a judge back in 2012 with judges nicki minaj, keith urban and randy jackson, she just did one season of american idol as a judge in 2012 but did not have any fond memories of the show.
mariah carey exact words were "Oh, it was the most abusive experience." and that the interviewer had just driven her to drink from asking the question, where she preceded to a drink to emphasise the point.
mariah was not part of the show that finished this year in 2016 with the final ever series, but seemed to joke that she was heartbroken not to have been part of the final series.
past american idol contestants have come out over mariah careys complaints about the show being abusive, and have for the most part seemed to come out in favor of the show and not sure why mariah found her time as a american idol judge in 2012 abusive.