Carey appeared on "The Angie Martinez Show" on New York radio station Hot 97 on Tuesday and was asked, "Did you like [working on 'American Idol']?"
Carey's response: "Honestly? I hated it. ... Here's what I was led to believe. I was the first person signed on. ... I thought it was going to be a three-person panel. They gave me a nice dangling monetary moment. ... I thought Randy Jackson will be there. I've known him forever. He used to play bass for me. This isn't a big deal. This will be nothing. But it wasn't that. It was like um ... hell -- like going to work every day in hell with Satan."
Of course, she immediately backpedaled, saying, "Nah, just playing."
But she then said, "It didn't affect me that much. But I was disappointed."
It wasn't all bad. She loved the contestants.
But who was Satan? Carey didn't spell that out, but it's safe to assume she was referring to fellow panelist
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Carey and Minaj are both focusing on new albums and touring. Carey released her new single, "The Art of Letting Go," on Monday.