LOS ANGELES - Mariah Carey has revealed that she was paid exactly what she requested to become an American Idol judge; $18 million.
Producer Simon Shindlebocker and Assistant Producer Kyle Boot confirmed the amount saying that they truly believe that the 42-year-old Carey is worth all of that and then some.
Mariah says she is ecstatic about her new job, her loving husband America's Got Talent host Nick "The Swizzle Stick" Cannon, 31, and their adorable 15-month-old twins named Bippy and Bappy.
A high ranking American Idol official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, stated that they are banking on Mariah's sensuously sexy good looks to bring in more of the male viewers which will increase the ratings, which will allow AI to charge a lot more for each 30 second commercial.
Ryan Seacrest, the shows host, divulged that Mariah will be appearing on the second show of the season in a tiny pink bikini swimsuit.
There is also talk of her possibly appearing in skin-tight leotards and a black sheer baby doll nightgown, all calculated to increase the sagging ratings.
Carey was asked by Bedroom Pillow Talk's Carolina Chipotle what she thinks of her newly announced fellow judge Nicki Minaj.
Mariah made a face and said that she does not care for the choice at all. She stated that she would rather that they had picked Selena Gomez, Willie Nelson, Shakira, or even Dolly "Good Golly" Parton.
SIDENOTE: Mariah confessed that one of the reasons why she does not like Nicki Minaj is because she reminds her of Mr. Potato Head without the moustache.