Despite husband Nick Cannon jokingly suggesting that reality talent show titan ‘American Idol’ would not be able to “afford Mariah Carey“, it appears the show’s executives are looking to prove otherwise…
For, as widely speculated, the heels of ‘Louboutin’ singer Jennifer Lopez‘s exit has excited rumors of who would come as her replacement. Now, reports have now surfaced indicating the ‘Vision of Love’ diva has ‘Idol’ in her views…to the sum of a cool $17 million for one season.
If in fact the deal does finalize, the singer’s paycheck would trump that of ‘X Factor USA’ rival Britney Spears who saw her payout reach $15 million. A position (on X Factor), ironically, that Carey was also rumored to be vying for at the announcement of its U.S. spinoff.
The announcement comes on the heels of Carey revealing her ‘Triumphant’ return, set to make a splash on radio in August.