Nick Cannon Says ‘American Idol’ Can’t Afford Mariah Carey [VIDEO]

July 16, 2012 9:51 am

Now that both Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez have announced they are resigning from “American Idol,” some big names are being tossed around as contenders for the hefty judging job, including Mariah Carey. But according to Mariah’s husband Nick Cannon, the hit Fox show might not be able to afford her hefty price tag.

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When asked by TMZ photographers if his wife would be joining “Idol” Cannon said, “I don’t know if they could afford a Mariah Carey. That’s a lot of money.” He continues saying, “I mean they gave J-Lo $20 million. They might have to double that.”

Take a look at the video below to hear what else he had to say about the speculation. Do you think Mariah would make a good judge?


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