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Nick Cannon Says ‘Idol’ Can’t Afford His Wife

July 16th, 2012 - TMZ

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Small Bite: Mr. Carey says American Idol Can’t afford his boo unless they #breakthebank.

Full Platter:

With Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler both announcing their  departures as judges from 'American Idol', it is no surprise that "A.I." execs are on the look out for other celebrity A-list options. The diva-in-chief, Ms. Mariah Carey, was no doubt on the top of their list of people to ask. There is just one thing though, according to reports, her husband Nick Cannon, thinks his wifey's price tag is well above what they can afford.

When asked by TMZ about his thoughts of Mariah joining on as a judge, Nick had this to say: "I don't know if they can afford her. They paid J.Lo $20 million so they may have to double that." Check out exactly what he had to say in the following video:


What do you all think? Will Mariah be the next 'American Idol' judge, or is Mr. Carey correct in his assessment? Share your thoughts below. Check out the full interview here.

Posted by: Natonia Trammell