Credit: Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Photo: Mariah Carey Performs in a Sling at the MLB Charity Concert on July 13, 2013

We're weeks away from Season 13 of American Idol and the return of judge Jennifer Lopez, but it doesn't look like Mariah Carey will ever follow suit and come back to the panel. She full-on blasts the show in a new interview with Hot 97's Angie Martinez. And she might even be comparing Nicki Minaj to the devil!

"Honestly, I hated it," Mariah explains. "Here's what it was … I was the first person signed on … Heaven forbid people [think] I'm saying something negative … 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. He used to play bass for me. Like, this isn't a big deal. This will be nothing.'"

If you think there's a big Nicki Minaj-sized "but" coming, you'd be right.

"But it wasn't that. It was like hell, going to work every day in hell with Satan," she recounts, laughing. "Nah, I'm just playing. It didn't affect me that much … I was just disappointed."

And then she starts raging against the Idol machine while sticking up for the competitors.

"You know what I loved? I loved the contestants. It was disappointing when they would, for political reasons, not put people through. I'm like, 'I don't have to sit here and do this. I would prefer to just put this person in the studio and record a record with them or tell another producer [to produce them] … But you know, that's the way it is on that kind of TV thing. I like being in the studio better and doing my own tours, et cetera. So we're going back to that."

Yeah, heaven forbid people think she's being negative!

Do you agree with Mariah? Do you think she's referring to Nicki? Give us your thoughts below.

Source: Hot 97

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