Mariah Carey: "American Idol" was "the worst experience of my life"

"American Idol" season 12 judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson."

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Mariah Carey has made it clear she does not have fond memories of her time as a judge on "American Idol."

When asked on an Australian radio show this week if she'd return for the "Idol" series finale next year, the singer was blunt: "Hell, no!"

"Absolutely not," she said on the "Kyle and Jackie O" show. "That was the worst experience of my life."

Carey was a judge on season 12, alongside Nicki Minaj, Keith Urban and Randy Jackson. She and Minaj had a much-publicized "feud" during their time on the show, but Carey wouldn't say if that was the reason for her disdain.

"I'm not going to get into what it was, but let's just say I don't think they had any intentions for us to have a good experience doing that show," she added. "Pitting two females against each other wasn't cool. It should have been about the contestants instead of about some nonexistent feud that turned into even more ridiculousness. I would never want to be involved with it again."

"Idol" was renewed last month for a 15th and final season. The most recent judging lineup consists of Jennifer Lopez, Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.

You can listen to Carey's comments below (scroll to the 8:15 mark):