- Nick Cannon jokes that American Idol producers “can't afford” Mariah Carey as judge on the show
Just the other day, word got out that Mariah Carey was “in serious talks” with American Idol producers to replace Jennifer Lopez on the 12th season of the show. As it turns out, AI can't afford a diva like Carey, says her own husband.
TMZ paparazzi caught up with Nick Cannon the other day and, as expected, asked him whether Mariah would be on AI – video of the entire thing is below.
“See, I knew this was coming!” Nick says, before adding, “I don't know if they can afford Mariah Carey.”
“That's a lot of money. If they gave JLo $20 million [€16.2 million], they might have to double that!” Nick added.