Mariah Carey slams 'American Idol,' calls show 'fake'

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It seems safe to say that Mariah Carey doesn’t have any fond memories of her “American Idol” days.

“It’s so boring and so fake,” the 45-year-old pop icon told Australian KIIS FM hosts Kyle and Jackie O on Thursday.

The “Infinity” singer explained judges were expected to make up stuff about the contestants and their performance to keep the show going.

“I’m sorry I just think it’s… when I say it’s fake… I mean like you have to make up things to say about people,” she said of the recently cancelled show. “Half the time the performances are good, you just be like “it was good” and you feel like ending it there: “You were really good.”

Carey, who appeared on season 12 of the show, alongside Randy JacksonKeith Urban and (perceived rival) Nicki Minaj, said she has no interest in participating in an “Idol” reunion show either.

“Hell, no! Absolutely not, that was the worst experience of my life,” she said.

This article originally appeared in the New York Post.

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