As many more speculations are made in relation to the new judge replacing Jennifer Lopez, Nick Cannon rejects rumors about Mariah Carey’s appearance on the show. According to TMZ, the singer’s husband doubts “American Idol” can afford Mariah Carey as she deserves more money than any other judge.
Nick Cannon released a statement to set things straight about his wife’s appearance on the “American Idol”. The press has recently speculated that Mariah Carey could be negotiating a contract with the producers of the talent show, but Cannon’s reaction dismantled all rumors.
In an outburst of subjectivism, the actor told reporters that his wife is much more expensive than the former “American Idol” judge, Jennifer Lopez. As a consequence, he doubts there will be any collaboration with the singer as producers will have to write a huge payday in the contract if they want to convince the “Butterfly” interpreter to join the next season of the broadcast.
Nick even provided details about the amount of money that Mariah might request for the new project. According to him, his wife deserves a bigger sum than Jennifer Lopez, so if JLo got $20 million, Carey should receive at least the double.
Unless Mariah Carey is willing to diminish her requests, producers may seriously consider removing her from the list of potential judges. Neither them, nor the singer have made any declarations about negotiations, but there are very few chances for Carey to get $40 million. After all, Nick Cannon has been misinformed because Lopez didn’t get $20 million for her 2-year contract.
Many divas have mentioned Jennifer Lopez’ contract during negotiations for talent shows. Britney Spears, too, requested a bigger salary for “X Factory” telling everyone that she deserves just as much as JLo.
“American Idol” lost all its judges after Steven Tyler announced on Saturday that he will join his band, Aerosmith, to produce additional materials. His decision influenced Jennifer Lopez who declared afterwards that she no longer wants to be a judge on the show.