Earlier this year, reports claimed Carey was also under consideration to become a judge on this fall's second season of The X Factor, which will feature Britney Spears and Demi Lovato as its new judges alongside returning panel members Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid. However, Carey's husband and America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon quickly came out and expressed his disapproval, ultimately bashing the idea.
"Why would she do that? Why would my wife be a judge on a show like that? How is that helping the world out? Like to me, when I see Steven Tyler onAmerican Idol, I'm like 'Dang. He used to be the man.' I see him in a different light now," Cannon said during a February broadcast of his Rollin' with Nick Cannon radio show.
"I mean, he's still -- I can't take anything away from him. He's one of the greatest rock stars of all time, but it's almost like, 'Oh, that's what you gotta do for the check.' There'd have to be a good upside, in my opinion. That's just my opinion."