American Idol exec Nigel Lythgoe may have hired Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj to serve as judges on the hit show back in 2012 but now it seems he wishes he didn’t.
Why he feels the ladies are partially to blame for the show’s demise?
His words below…
He told 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.
Lythgoe was referring to the pair’s on-camera feud which rocked the show when footage of Minaj berating Carey hit the net via TMZ.