Nick Cannon: 'Idol' Needs To Double J Lo's Pay For Mariah Carey: [ send to a friend ]
Carey's husband wouldn't confirm or deny if Carey has been "in talks" with 'Idol' but said the show would have to pay up.
"I don't know if they could afford a Mariah Carey, though," laughed Cannon. "That's a lot of money."
"I mean they gave J. Lo $20 million, they might have to double that."
"I'm not her manager, I'm her husband," he said. "I mean, you never know. It's one of those things where she's got an album coming out, so it's promotion."
Producers are scrambling to not only fill the judges seats after the recent departures of Jennifer Lopez [photos] and Steven Tyler but bring on talent that can reverse the trend of its falling ratings.
The 42-year-old Lopez said Tyler's exit cemented her decision to leave the 'Idol'.
"We had magic," the singer said. "I don't know, with him gone, it might be a different formula."