By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
‘American Idol’ has been cancelled, and now the former executive producer is admitting one of the worst things they could have ever done is hire Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey as judges in the same season.
Nigel Lythgoe tells Billboard:
“Mariah and Nicki was just crazy, and then it really started becoming about the judges and took away from the contestants altogether. I think that was a major failing on the part of casting to have those two together. On their own, either one may have been successful.”
As you may recall, Nicki and Mariah butted heads during season 12.